Raju Narisetti

Director, Global Publishing, McKinsey & Company

In a three-decade career in media and publishing, Raju Narisetti has an unusual track record in creating, rethinking and managing major media organizations in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as being on the frontlines of digital transformation challenges and opportunities in publishing. Raju has worked as a practicing journalist at The Wall Street Journal, where over 14 years, he rose from a Reporting Intern to be the Editor of WSJ Europe, and Managing Editor, Digital, of the global WSJ; and at The Washington Post, where he was the Managing Editor who helped kick-start the newspaper's print/digital transformation. He is the founder of Mint (livemint.com), India's second-largest business news publication. As a business executive, he was Senior Vice President of Strategy for News Corp and CEO of the Gizmodo Media Group, which then encompassed a group of digital journalism sites that included Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker, and The Root. As a journalism educator, he led 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. Raju serves on the board of Wikimedia Foundation, which manages Wikipedia, the fifth-most visited site in the world. He lives in New York City.