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Alpesh Patel

Associate Partner, Director of Innovation Campus at McKinsey & Company


Alpesh Patel is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and is the Director of the McKinsey Innovation Campus (MIC) in Singapore. With over 15 years of experience in operations, he has deep expertise in manufacturing, motorsports and the automotive industry.Alpesh leads the firm’s motorsports work in the region. In addition, his work includes a large number of productivity diagnostics and operations transformation programs for industrial and transport players in Southeast Asia, including offshore rig manufacturers, port operators, transit bus and rail companies, and shipping lines. He has also led economic, social and branding impact studies, from transnational rail projects, country logistics reforms, and iconic sporting events.In addition to serving clients, MIC in partnership with the Singapore government, drives the development of intellectual property by bringing together global experts in a collaborative setting. As leader of MIC, Alpesh collaborates with colleagues to pursue cutting-edge insights in key topics such as energy efficiency, economic trends in Asia, digital and productivity, He is currently driving “Project Lighthouse” within McKinsey, which involves the setup of a new generation Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence and Incubator in Singapore.Prior to joining McKinsey, Alpesh worked for the Ferrari Formula One Team as a Senior Aerodynamicist, where he ideated and tested novel aerodynamic concepts with the objective of relentlessly adding performance on an already over-optimized project, contributing to world championship titles in 2004, 2007 and 2008. He also led key initiatives to improve the effectiveness of flow simulation tools and transferred know-how to the company’s road car product development division. Prior to Ferrari, he developed flow simulation software for the aeronautics and aerospace industries at an engineering company.Alpesh holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a MEng and PHD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.