Speaking History

Keynote Speaker at Money20/20 2016
Speaker at Money20/20 2014
Keynote Speaker at Money20/20 2013
Moderator at Money20/20 2015

Session Information

Kausik Rajgopal

Director
McKinsey & Company
Speaking History

Keynote Speaker at Money20/20 2016
Speaker at Money20/20 2014
Keynote Speaker at Money20/20 2013
Moderator at Money20/20 2015

Session Information

Kausik Rajgopal is a Director at McKinsey and leads McKinsey’s Silicon Valley office.  He co-leads McKinsey’s Global Payments Practice, which spans Processing, Consumer Credit, Cash Management and Digital Payments,  in the Americas.  He founded McKinsey’s Digital Payments service line in 2006, and leads McKinsey’s efforts in Fintech in Silicon Valley.  Outside the U.S., he has served banking and payments clients in Canada, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

Since joining McKinsey in 1997, Kausik has worked primarily in the financial services and payments industries, helping banks, payments processors, telcos, technology players, networks, consumer credit providers and others address strategy, operations, and organization issues.  

His recent engagements have included development of mobile payments and digital wallet roadmaps, digital acquisition and onboarding of new Card and Payments customers, definition of next-generation ‘order management’ mobile experiences, competitive and partnership strategies to test and scale new digitally delivered consumer credit propositions, data utilization and monetization strategies, business-to-business payments electronification and e-invoicing, and e and m-commerce business models for the future.

Kausik is an author on payments and financial services topics and a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including Money 20/20, BAI, CFPB panels on Mobile Payments, etc.  He convenes McKinsey’s Emerging Fintech & Payments Forum, which brings together a broad range of Payments players and investors for discussions on the future of Digital Payments and Commerce.  He holds a patent on expedited electronic payments processing.

Kausik received his Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Political Science with Distinction from Stanford University.  He also received his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.  He serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Bay Area Council, the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony, and the Advisory Board of Stanford University’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.  He is also a mentor at StartX, Stanford’s incubator for student entrepreneurs.  He lives in Palo Alto with his family and enjoys hiking, poker, tennis and cooking.