Foresight, futures and Innovation - Associate Partner, Design + Innovation | McKinsey & Company
Rakhi works at the intersection of psychology, emerging technology and design. She creates interdisciplinary R&D, Innovation and Skunkworks teams and labs for organisations that want to experiment, think forward and invent the future. Rakhi has extensive experience observing how people behave, monitoring the world for weak signals, patterns and drivers of change, subsequently creating normative or exploratory futures that lead to innovation in new products, services, business models and experiences.
Areas of expertise include: Interplanetary civilisation, innovation for humanity, and behavioural change by design. Rakhi has created award winning products and identified new commercial opportunities for businesses spanning aerospace and defence, digital health, fintech, hospitality, luxury, retail, and travel.
Rakhi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and is qualified as a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol). She tackles questions such as: How should we transform cities to encourage different social behaviours, What’s the future of the high street, What’s the future of airports, What’s the future of money, How do we encourage entrepreneurship in rural India – and all the associated business model innovation that accompanies these questions.