Dec. 2, 1948, in New Delhi
Bachelor of technology, mechanical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1971; MBA, Harvard Business School, 1973.
After a rejection by McKinsey & Co. due to lack of work experience, a Harvard B-school professor intervened to help him get his job as an associate at the firm's New York office in 1973.
Managing partner, McKinsey, since 1994.
"Business is a force for good. It's a noble cause. To increase the performance of our clients helps create wealth and raises the standard of living around the world."