Leads McKinsey’s work in India to help clients create change that matters, by building leading institutions and counselling leaders to deliver transformational change.
Gautam serves as Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and the Managing Partner of the India office. Over the past 27 years in the firm, he has worked closely with a diverse range of Indian and global clients, advising them on growth strategy, organization transformation, leadership development, and governance.
Healthcare and Pharma have been a key area of focus for Gautam but his experience spans all major sectors of the economy including the industrial, financial and technology sectors.
He has served on the global board of directors which is the senior most decision making and direction setting body in McKinsey.
Prior to his appointment as managing partner, Gautam led McKinsey’s Organisation Practice in Asia. Passionate about developing CEO leadership, he founded the McKinsey Leadership Institute in December 2013. He is also the founder of the Bower Forum, a unique platform for CEOs and Business Owners to counsel and learn from fellow leaders. Gautam leads the same in Asia where he has convened sessions of over 100 CEOs, helping them identify and unlock opportunities for leadership development and personal growth.
Gautam’s latest work is MGI’s new report `India’s turning point: an economic agenda to spur growth and jobs’ which he has co-authored along with Anu Madgavkar and Shirish Sankhe. The report highlights the actions needed to deal with the challenges of COVID-19 and return the economy to a high-growth path and create gainful jobs for 90 million workers by 2030.
He also serves on the governing board of IIM Bodh Gaya, an autonomous institute of management education, established in 2015 in eastern India. In addition, Gautam is a founding board member of the IIT Delhi Endowment Board and a member of the Global Advisory Council of the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York.
India’s turning point- an economic agenda to spur growth and jobs, Mckinsey Global Institute, August 2020
Mastering the CEO mandate: 10 ideas that work published by the McKinsey Leadership Institute, August 2018
Creating Indian Multinationals: Good for business great for India, essay in `The Path Ahead: Transformative ideas for India,’ published by Rupa, April 2018
Innovating business models to boost India’s economy, Mckinsey.com, Aug 2019 https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/asia-pacific/innovating-business-models-toboost-
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering