Arvind assists executives across industries on their strategic and risk problems using a range of advanced analytics techniques, and enables firms to improve their own analytics capabilities. He is the leader of Risk Dynamics in the Americas.
Arvind has served a range of financial and non-financial institutions globally (e.g., banks, asset managers, oil, gas, and chemical producers, pharmaceutical makers, and utilities). He helps clients use analytics to better manage their balance sheet, portfolio, and P&L through creation of scenarios and scenario-based forecasting, along with more advanced techniques such as stochastic modelling. In addition, he has served banks and utilities in managing their credit risk through the credit lifecycle, from underwriting to customer assistance.
Arvind co-leads two McKinsey service lines in the Americas: the Capital and Balance Sheet Management Service Line (within the Risk Practice), and the Global Energy and Materials Risk Service Line.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Arvind was a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was the Assistant Director at the RIKEN-MIT-Picower Center for Neural Circuit Genetics. There he worked on numerous projects including implanting synthetic memories, the molecular and cellular basis of long-term memory formation, fragile X syndrome (a cause of intellectual disabilities), anxiety, and depression. Arvind has a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Biology, and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Toronto in chemistry, biochemistry and computer science.