Gautam is the Managing Partner of McKinsey's India office, based in New Delhi. He is also a cofounder of the McKinsey Asia Centre, a special McKinsey initiative on globalization.
Prior to his appointment as Managing Partner, Gautam led McKinsey's Organisation Practice in Asia and is one of the leading thinkers behind the Firm’s research and insights on transformational change. His passion lies in helping leading institutions in India become global and world-class companies.
During his 25-year career at McKinsey, he has served a diverse range of clients both at a national and global scale advising them on organization transformation, leadership development, strategy and governance. Healthcare and Pharma are specific areas of focus for Gautam, while hi-tech / IT and infrastructure sectors also form a significant part of his portfolio.
A chemical engineer from IIT Delhi and a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Gautam has CEO Leadership as special interest. He is founder of the McKinsey Leadership Institute.