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Gaurav Batra

President & Chief Executive Officer
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Gaurav Batra is President & Chief Executive Officer at Ayna.AI. Prior to joining Ayna.AI, he was a Partner at McKinsey &Company in its Palo Alto, and later, its Washington, DC offices. During his time at McKinsey, Gaurav served as co-leader of the North American industrials and semiconductors practice and was one of the leaders of the Firm’s Advanced Data Analytics service line.

Together with Nick and another former colleague, Gaurav is a co-author of the “Titanium Economy –How Industrial Technology can create a better, faster, Stronger America”. Released in October 2022 and a bestseller across multiple categories, the book is a deep dive into the underappreciated, and often overlooked industrial technology sector which is the focus of the Fernweh Group’s investment strategy

Before joining McKinsey, Gaurav held multiple corporate development roles at Capital One and Zephyr Management.

Gaurav earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.