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Noshir Kaka

Senior Partner, Mumbai
Coleads our global Analytics Practice; founded our Outsourcing and Offshoring Practice in India.

About Noshir

Noshir joined McKinsey in 1994, soon after the firm opened its offices in India. Since then, he has helped build McKinsey into India’s preeminent consulting firm, playing an active role in the country's transformation and development, helping Indian companies win on the world stage, and growing the next generation of Indian leaders.

Noshir has worked across South Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has helped major companies, public-sector institutions, and nonprofits develop strategies for growth, reshape their organisations, build their people’s capabilities, and improve operational performance.

Noshir contributes actively to the growth of India’s vibrant IT and business-process outsourcing (BPO) industries. Across the outsourcing landscape, he has helped over 100 global corporations develop and deliver their strategic plans. In addition, he has helped over a dozen governments create valuable jobs and investments from the sector.

Noshir has also helped several leading business houses in India professionalise and globalise their companies. He speaks frequently at key industry forums, including the Confederation of Indian Industry and NASSCOM, and has served on the juries of several business media awards.

Noshir is passionate about developing tomorrow’s leaders—in McKinsey, its clients, and beyond. He was actively involved in the creation of the Indian School of Business, a joint initiative between McKinsey, Kellogg School of Management, London Business School, and the Wharton School to build a world-class business school in the Indian subcontinent. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Published work

Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation, McKinsey Global Institute, March 2019

How predictive analytics can boost product development,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

India’s ascent: Five opportunities for growth and transformation,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2016

Online and upcoming: The Internet’s impact on aspiring countries,” McKinsey & Company, January 2012

Strengthening India’s offshoring industry,” McKinsey Quarterly, August 2009

“Perspective 2020: Transform business, transform India,” (PDF–285 KB), NASSCOM, April 2009

“Extending India’s leadership of the global IT and BPO industries,” (PDF–145 KB), McKinsey & Company and NASSCOM, 2005


Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
MSc, finance

University of Bombay