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Ajay Dhankhar

Ajay is Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company, and has been with the firm for over 20 years. With a background in computer science and a PhD in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, he is the global coleader of McKinsey’s M&A, strategy, finance, and risk work for the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice. Ajay also serves as a senior master faculty of McKinsey’s partner training programs, and was previously the global coleader of its R&D work. He is a thought leader on M&A and strategy and regularly publishes in leading journals such as Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, McKinsey.com, and others.


Outside of work, Ajay enjoys golf and skiing with his family and friends, and serving on the boards of several not-for-profit institutions including The Antara Foundation, Newark Academy, and the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association.