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Vivek Agrawal

Senior PartnerMinneapolis

Serves financial-services institutions on strategy, operations, and organization, with deep expertise in life insurance and retirement


Vivek is a leader of our insurance group, having led the firm’s life-insurance work in North America and more recently our insurance work in Asia.

Vivek works with a broad range of financial-services clients globally on issues related to strategy, operations, and organization.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • delivering a step change in earnings growth for a global insurer by developing a performance partnership across several functions
  • improving research capabilities and talent for a global asset manager, including compensation redesign
  • developing an innovative new distribution channel and operations platform for a financial-services company

Vivek has authored numerous research articles on innovation and performance in financial services, the most recent being The Life Journey, a study of drivers of value creation in the life-insurance industry globally and what winners are doing to separate themselves from the rest. He has also served several public clients and led research initiatives; as a fellow of the McKinsey Global Institute, he coauthored studies on productivity growth in the US economy and on impact of foreign direct investments.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Vivek practiced as an urban planner in Boston.

Published work

Global Insurance Report 2023: Reimagining life insurance, McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Life journey: Winning in the life-insurance market,” McKinsey & Company, March 2014


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MS, architecture and urban studies

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
BA, architecture