Dr. Shirish Sankhe is a senior partner in McKinsey & Company’s Mumbai office and supports clients in the Infrastructure, Public Sector, and EPNG (Electric Power & Natural Gas) practices. He is also on the McKinsey Global Institute Council, and advises MGI on research related to urbanization, India, and Southeast Asia.
In his 18 years with McKinsey, Shirish has worked closely with major energy and infrastructure companies in India and across the world. He specializes in transformations and turnarounds of industrial companies; over the past decade he has helped over ten such companies achieve significant, sustained performance improvement. He is also an expert in the global metals and mining industries, and works closely with several metals and mining companies around the world.
Shirish spends a significant portion of his time on public policy work in India, working with the government to improve primary education, manage the process of urbanization, and drive economic growth. In 2010, Shirish coauthored the landmark MGI report on India’s urbanization, a topic he is passionate about. In 2014 he again coauthored an MGI report, this time on “India’s path from poverty to empowerment.”
Prior to joining McKinsey, Shirish received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and worked for Mobil Oil in the U.S. as a senior research engineer.He is also an alumni of The Wharton School.