Ireena Vittal is recognised as a thought partner to global and local consumer-facing companies eager to build large-scale, profitable businesses in emerging markets. With a perspective across both developed and emerging markets, she helps companies define dynamic growth portfolios, assemble effective local top teams, and re-craft business models. She has also served governments and foundations to design and implement solutions core to India’s development, such as sustainable rural growth and inclusive urban development. She was a founding member of the McKinsey global emerging markets practice and of the economic development practice. She is also a much valued counsellor to leaders, who seek her practical judgment and empathetic coaching in an always evolving, often tough market. Ireena graduated in electronics and has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.