Manish Chopra is a senior partner at the global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, where he counsels CEOs and advises boards on their most strategic issues. His scope of responsibility includes serving prominent healthcare institutions and leading the firm’s pricing practice. He has spent time professionally in North America, Asia, and Europe and was the managing partner for McKinsey’s Singapore office from 2010 to 2012.
It was during his time in Asia that Manish experienced a personal transformation through learning Vipassana meditation that led to the original publication of The Equanimous Mind in 2011. With a continued volition to share the personal and professional benefits that he has received from the practice of this age-old and powerful technique, his tenth anniversary second edition (2021) is enriched with updates from his ongoing journey of sustaining impactful changes and hopes will serve to inspire others.
Manish grew up in India and attended college at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi before completing his masters and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A keen squash and bridge player, he currently lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
Aside from his role as a professional and a family man, he devotes a meaningful amount of time in championing the message of inner personal development and cultivating one’s well-being within his firm and through public speaking at business, government, and academic institutions. He also continues to extensively serve the organization responsible for enabling new and preexisting Vipassana meditators to learn and build upon their practice of meditation.
Out of gratitude for the benefits the author has received from the practice of Vipassana meditation, he will be donating the proceeds from his book to spreading awareness about the technique, so that others can draw value from it as well.