Manish Chopra, PhD

Manish Chopra is a senior partner at the global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, where he counsels CEOs and advises boards on their most strategic issues. He has served prominent mission-based healthcare institutions across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East over his 23-year career with the firm. He also served as the managing partner for McKinsey’s Singapore office from 2010 to 2012.

Manish grew up in India and attended college at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi before completing his Masters and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A keen squash and bridge player, he currently lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

Manish experienced a personal transformation in 2010 through learning Vipassana meditation. This led to the original publication of The Equanimous Mind, which chronicles his initial experiences with meditation and the positive impact it has had on his personal and professional life. The more recent tenth-year anniversary edition of the book is enriched with updates from his ongoing journey of sustaining impactful changes.

Aside from his role as a professional and a family man, Manish devotes a meaningful amount of time in championing the message of inner personal development and cultivating one’s well-being within his firm and through public speaking at business, government, and academic institutions. He also continues to serve the organization responsible for enabling new and preexisting Vipassana meditators to learn and build upon their practice of meditation.

His upcoming book, Emergent Gems, is focused on sharing insights generated through years of meditation and will be launched later this year.

Out of gratitude for the benefits received from the practice of Vipassana meditation, Manish donates the proceeds from his books to spreading awareness about the technique, so that others can draw value from it as well.