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Vivek is a Senior Partner and Director at McKinsey & Company. He leads McKinsey's Principal Investing group across Asia, serving several of the world's leading investors and shareholders. Vivek specializes in advising leading firms on joint ventures, strategy, operations, sales and M&A topics across Asia and North America. Vivek is co-author of a book and several publications, including, "Transforming Learning through Education" (2012), "Private Equity: Is the Boom Back?" (2012), "Private Equity in Asia-Pacific" (2011), "1 cent per minute" (Telecom, 2010), "What we mean by Private Equity in Asia" (2010), "Media in India" (2009), "Granularity of Growth: Asia" (2008), "The Rising Remote Infrastructure Management Opportunity: Establishing India's leadership" (2008), the "Nasscom-McKinsey Strategic Review" (2005), and several articles in the McKinsey Quarterly and leading press and business publications. Vivek is member of the Planning Commission Panel to support entrepreneurship via Private Equity and Venture Capital participation. Vivek is member of the Ministry of Power's advisory panel on power sector reforms and India's Planning Commission Panel on Private Equity and Venture Capital. He actively advises several non-profit boards in education and healthcare. He is a member of the leadership council of the Center for Advanced Studies of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania, a Member of the Board of Governors of The Doon School, Teach for India and a Director of St. Jude's Cancer Care Centers in Mumbai. He was an Aspen Institute Fellow and named one of "India's Hottest Young Executives" in 2010 by Business Today. Vivek joined McKinsey in their New York office, where he was elected a Partner of the Firm, and moved to India in 2005. He has received a dual Master's in Management and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1996, where he graduated as a Valentine Fellow. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of California in 1992, where he graduated Magna cum Laude. He resides in Mumbai with his wife, Priyanka Seth Pandit, and their 3 children - Kaiya, Nirvaan and Tahira. He is a Fellow of Second Wave Class of Aspen India's Leadership Initiative.