Raju Narisetti’s current role as Publisher of McKinsey Global Publishing at McKinsey & Company is the latest in a 32-year global career in media and publishing, during which he has created, reimagined and managed major media organizations in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as being on the frontlines of digital transformation challenges and new ventures in publishing.
Raju worked as a journalist at The Wall Street Journal where, over 14 years, he went from a Reporting Intern to be the Editor of WSJ Europe, and Managing Editor, Digital, of the global WSJ, and part of a team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for 9/11 coverage. At The Washington Post, Raju was the Managing Editor who helped kick-start the newspaper’s print/digital transformation. In both WSJ and Washington Post, Raju was the youngest and first Person of Color on their mastheads. Raju is also the founder of Mint (livemint.com), India’s English language business news publication.
After his journalist stint, as a media business executive, he was Senior Vice President of Strategy for News Corp, and then CEO of the Gizmodo Media Group, which then encompassed a group of digital journalism sites that included Gizmodo, Jezebel, DeadSpin, Lifehacker, and The Root.
Prior to joining McKinsey in 2020, he was a journalism educator, leading the Knight Bagehot Fellowships in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, where he also was a Professor of Professional Practice at the School of Journalism.
An alumni member of the WEF’s Young Global Leader cohort (YGL Class of 2007), he is currently on the board of Friends of the Forum Foundations USA Inc., which provides oversight for funding support for YGL and Global Shapers initiatives at the World Economic Forum.
He lives in New York City but is often found on Twitter @Raju.