Charag Krishnan


McKinsey & Company

Charag is a Partner with McKinsey & Company’s Education Practice. He supports educational institutions on improving student outcomes, developing sustainable business models, strategy, operational turnarounds, capability building, advanced analytics applications, M&A as well as international expansion. His work spans institutions across the spectrum of education – higher education institutions, impact investors, non-profits, governments, and philanthropic foundations – across India, Europe, Middle East and Australia.  He is a founding cohort Teach for India fellow where he taught grades 2 and 3 at a low-income municipal school, and was involved with setting and scaling up India operations of Generation, a non-profit focused on youth employment founded by McKinsey Social Initiative. Charag has been a UNICEF Innovation Unit Fellow and currently serves on the Boards of Teach for India U.S. and Mantra4Change US. He graduated with an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management as a Youn, Tata and NSF scholar and a Dean’s Award recipient. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics from National Institute of Technology, India and writes and speaks extensively on the topics of education.