Gautam Kumra has become the second home-grown partner to lead McKinsey & Company after he was appointed as the firm‘s Managing Director for India. Kumra, a senior partner at the firm, replaces Noshir Kaka who has moved to a global role in the firm‘s analytics practice.
Gautam Kumra, a senior partner at McKinsey India, has been appointed the managing director (MD) of the India practice. Kumra replaces Noshir Kaka who has moved to a global role in the firm’s analytics practice.
A founder of the McKinsey Leadership Institute, Kumra was elected by a committee of which McKinsey’s Asia Chief Kevin Sneader and Global Managing Director Dominic Barton were a part.
Leadership at Work
Kumra also leads the firm’s globalisation initiative — McKinsey Asia Center. His profile on the Mckinsey website says he has helped several major Indian companies shape their global agendas, and led the firm’s thinking and research on performance transformation over many years.
He has been crucial in defining and implementation of long-term restructuring exercises at two of the lead pharma, IT and infrastructure companies.
Besides, Kumra is passionate about improving healthcare. He is a co-founder and board member of the Public Health Foundation of India — which aims to boost the country’s public health system.
Stable WorkhorseThe IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus has spent 23 years at McKinsey & Company — right after the company inducted him from the campus in 1993.