Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Leads McKinsey’s energy and materials work in Asia, helping companies in emerging markets transform their performance, achieve breakout growth, and become global leaders.
Rajat is a leader in McKinsey’s global energy and materials sector. Since joining McKinsey, Rajat has lived on three continents and served clients in 15 countries, including China, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Rajat has worked with leading companies in the metals, chemical, infrastructure, mining, power, oil, and telecommunications sectors. He brings particular expertise in operational transformations and change programs, leveraging digital tools in these areas. Rajat has also served clients on business building (including digital businesses), marketing, organization, and strategy. He leads McKinsey’s relationships with two of India’s top five conglomerates, serving them across the globe. Rajat also leads the firm’s work with the central government, working across multiple ministries—such as those for aviation, railways, roads, and shipping—on major programs and transformations.
Rajat is committed to building long-term relationships with Indian companies based in emerging markets, helping them transform their performance and grow to become global leaders. For example, his involvement with a leading Indian metal company spans 20 years of building better operations, creating a stronger performance culture, and engendering marketing excellence across Asia, Europe, and India. Today, the company is a global leader in its industry.
Passionate about sustainability and resource productivity, Rajat has published work on poverty, carbon abatement, and water in India; been on the jury for several awards; and served on several industry and government committees on sustainability. He is on the board of the Indian think tank CSTEP and the governing board of the Childline India Foundation. Rajat leads McKinsey’s social-responsibility efforts through Generation, the world’s largest demand-driven skilling initiative, and is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute advisory council.
Rajat was awarded gold medals for securing first place in both his MBA and engineering degrees at two of India’s top schools.