Vivian Hunt leads our Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Based in London, Vivian has served leading pharmaceutical companies on a broad range of strategy, development, and organizational topics. Recent examples of her work include support for innovative payor collaborations at both Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and regional payor level, including health economic collaborations with acute hospitals. She also worked on due diligence and post-merger integration in a number of recent global pharma transactions, including extensive work in China.
Vivian has supported the development of corporate and commercial strategy and operational plans for more than 25 major ethical and over-the-counter drugs in therapeutic areas such as hypertension, diabetes, respiratory, smoking cessation, thrombosis, depression, sexual health, and oncology. She has worked in a range of specialty health contexts, such as Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and acute and mental health trusts; this work has included efforts in brand and channel performance, industry consolidation, regulatory change, and global turnaround strategies. Vivian serves on the board of several UK charities including the Henry Smith Charity and Action on Additiona; and she was voted this year as third most influential black woman in Britain.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Vivian worked in both management and performance-improvement roles in the healthcare and consumer sectors. She has also worked as a Regional Coordinator, Midwife, and Volunteer in the US Peace Corps (Senegal) and as a Healthcare Project Director in New York City.
“Winning launches: Using analytics and creativity to create superior share of insight” (PDF–909 KB), McKinsey, June 2012
“A wake-up call for Big Pharma,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2011
||Healthcare Project Director
|Booz, Allen & Hamilton
|US Peace Corps
||Senegal Regional Supervisor
|Harvard University, Graduate School of Business
||AB in sociology