Mekala Krishnan

Partner, Boston at McKinsey Global Institute

Mekala Krishnan

Mekala Krishnan

Partner, Boston at McKinsey Global Institute

Biography

Dr. Mekala Krishnan is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm.

Her research focuses on various topics related to inclusive growth and economic development, including climate risk, globalization, productivity growth in advanced economies, and women’s role in labor markets. Her most recent research focuses on the near-term impact of physical climate risk across sectors and geographies, including its implications for companies and countries. Her past research has focused on the future of globalization including the evolution of global value chains, prospects for emerging markets, and the impact of services trade, intangible assets, and digital globalization on value chains. Mekala is a frequent speaker on these topics at global conferences as well as with executives at Fortune 500 companies. She has authored numerous articles and her work has been cited in leading business publications.

Mekala is a member of a task force at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings focused on improving productivity measurement. She also serves on an advisory board for the Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University and is a board member of the Global Fund for Women, a leading public foundation dedicated to improving global gender equality.

Previously, Mekala worked as a consultant for McKinsey’s advanced-industries group, where she focused on innovation, strategy, and operations projects for engineering clients.

Mekala received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 2011. Prior to Cornell, she received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

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Chairman & Director, McKinsey Global Institute & Senior Partner, High Tech at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Director, Sustainability & Resource Productivity at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Partner at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Head of Strategic Grantmaking & Movement Building at The Global Fund for Women, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Webhelp, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Global Fund for Women, Inc.

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Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Managing Partner, North America at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Director at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Partner, Boston at McKinsey Global Institute
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PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

Vision: To contribute to India and the World through excellence in scientific and technical education and research; to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society; and remain a source of pride for all Indians. Mission: To generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research and to promote academic growth by offering state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. To identify, based on an informed perception of Indian, regional and global needs, areas of specialization upon which the institute can concentrate. To undertake collaborative projects which offer opportunities for long-term interaction with academia and industry. To develop human potential to its fullest extent so that intellectually capable and imaginatively gifted leaders can emerge in a range of professions. Values: Academic integrity and accountability. Respect and tolerance for the views of every individual. Attention to issues of national relevance as well as of global concern. Breadth of understanding, including knowledge of the human sciences. Appreciation of intellectual excellence and creativity. An unfettered spirit of exploration, rationality and enterprise.

Career History
Partner, Boston
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The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, was established in 1990 to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy.MGI's in-depth reports have covered more than 20 countries and 30 industries.

Engagement Manager, Advanced Industries Practice
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McKinsey & Co., Inc. provides management consulting services. It specializes in design, marketing and sales, analytics, operations, transformation and restructuring, risk, strategy and corporate finance, and sustainability and resource productivity. The company was founded by James O. McKinsey in 1926 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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