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Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Kevin Sneader is the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company. He is based in Hong Kong. Kevin joined McKinsey in London in 1989. He later worked from the firm’s Beijing, Paris, and Hong Kong offices before moving to the United States in 2001, when he became managing partner of McKinsey’s New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, offices. He went on to become managing partner of the firm’s practice in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he served as Chairman of the Asian offices from 2014 to 2018. Kevin has been involved in research efforts on global economic and business trends, productivity growth and innovation in China and Asia, as well as gender and diversity. He is the coauthor of several reports, including The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific, Overcoming global turbulence to reawaken economic growth and China’s Choice: Capturing the $5 trillion productivity opportunity. Kevin is a frequent speaker on business topics at events across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He has addressed meetings of the World Economic Forum, the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing, Tsinghua University and the Milken Institute, in addition to speaking at the Singapore Summit and the World Internet Conference. Long involved in charitable and professional causes, Kevin has served on the board of the New York City chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the international advisory board of Scottish Enterprise, and was previously president of the board of BritishAmerican Business. Kevin holds a degree in law with first-class honors from his hometown University of Glasgow. He went on to graduate from Harvard Business School, where he received a master of business administration degree with highest distinction and was designated a Baker Scholar.