I-Day Special: Management professionals in governance
Ireena Vittal was a partner at McKinsey & Co. when she decided to quit and move to working in public policy-related issues. “If you think about the next part of India’s journey as a country, we need to fix some fundamental structural issues. And really it’s our generation that ought to do this,” says Delhi-based Vittal, who left Mckinsey last year to work pro bono in the areas of urbanization and rural markets. For MBAs like Vittal and Madhavan, working with the government offers them the opportunity to make an impact, which can sometimes be meaningful and at other times frustrating, Mint reported.
The ability to make a difference can have an irresistible pull. It was what drew adman Gerson Da Cunha almost three decades ago to quit his job as the head of advertising agency Lintas, and elect to explore areas like public health and governance.