Pramath Sinha is a Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. Based in New Delhi, Mr. Sinha assists clients with issues related to India and South Asia. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of 9.9 Mediaworx Pvt. Ltd., an Indian company in the special interest or niche media space, spanning print, online, research, conferences and events.
Mr. Sinha spent 12 years as a Partner of McKinsey and Company, the international management consulting firm. During his tenure there, he assisted both public and private sector clients in a diverse set of industries on issues related to business strategy and performance improvement in North America and Asia.
After starting his career in the North American Practice, he moved to India in 1997 and helped build and grow the Indian Practice. He led McKinsey India’s telecom, IT and media Practices as well as its Organisation Practice, where he focused on issues of transformation and leadership.
He has assisted several blue-chip Indian companies address the challenges of transforming their existing organizations to world-class levels. He has also helped several multinational corporations with the organizational and leadership challenges of setting up operations in India.
Mr. Sinha was also the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB), an initiative led by McKinsey and a group of leading Indian business leaders, in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management and the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, to establish a world-class business school in India.
Today, the ISB is regarded as one of India’s leading business schools and was ranked 12th in the 2010 Financial Times ranking of global business schools. He has been associated with the project from its inception and continues to be actively involved in the school as a member of its Board of Governors.
Prior to founding 9.9 Media in 2007, Mr. Sinha was the Managing Director & CEO of the ABP Group, one of India’s leading and most diversified media conglomerates with leading properties in the newspaper, magazine, and TV genres.
It has properties such as Ananda Bazar Patrika, the #1 Bengali daily, The Telegraph, Eastern India’s #1 English daily, Businessworld, the #1 national business weekly magazine, STAR News (in partnership with STAR TV), the popular Hindi news channel, and India’s top book publisher, Penguin Books India (in partnership with Pearson International).
Mr. Sinha also serves on the Board of Directors of BILT, India’s largest pulp and paper company, and is the Chairman of the Board of Elephant Capital PLC, a U.K. AIM-listed (alternative investment management) private equity firm.
Mr. Sinha earned his M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.