DRIVE Advisory Committee
Dr. Aashay K. Shah, Ph.D.Associate
McKinsey & Company
I’m currently an Associate at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm that advises top management of Fortune 500 and other leading companies, institutions as well as governments and nonprofit organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations. At McKinsey, I have worked with my clients in the FinTech, Healthcare/Pharma, and Advanced Industries space to develop growth strategies, organizational transformations and merger plans to capture value and culturally integrate.
I strongly believe that serving our community is my responsibility and obligation. From childhood, I have been extensively involved in promoting education for children, developing local leaders and boosting economic growth. During graduate school, I founded The University of Iowa Graduate Student Consulting Club (UIGCC) to develop business leaders. In addition, I also assisted a local luxury eye-wear startup develop its growth to boost economic growth in my community.
I completed my Bachelor of Pharmacy from The University of Mumbai, and earned my Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from The University of Iowa where I developed and discovered novel anti-cancer molecules. In addition, I also helped launch a drug-discovery start-up based on my research in graduate school.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, I belong to a family of entrepreneurs. After completing graduate school, my wife, Kavisha and I moved to Minneapolis as we love the friendly nature of Minnesotans and the lakes. Outside work, I am passionate about travelling, barbequing, biohacking and solving business problems for start-ups/small businesses.