About Jamie

Jamie leads our Pharmaceutical & Medical Products Practice in Japan as well as our work on healthcare IT and our initiative on big data in healthcare. Drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur, he works mainly with life-sciences and medical-technology clients; he focuses on helping them develop and implement commercial strategies and organizational changes.

Among Jamie’s recent projects, he helped develop an e-health strategy for a client who had developed a central-nervous-system drug to create a differentiating service offering for the caregivers of patients with cognitive disorders. He helped create a real-world data strategy for a leading pharmaceutical company and worked to implement key elements of the strategy, including aiding the company to identify and negotiate data partnerships and design and build a center of excellence.

Jamie has extensive experience in assisting with product-launch strategies across many therapeutic areas, including carrying out detailed funding and patient-flow mapping to identify and address bottlenecks.

Published work

“Beyond the storm: Launch in the new normal,” McKinsey & Company, 2013 (Request a hard copy or full PDF version)

Winning launches: Using analytics and creativity to create superior share of insight” (PDF-909 KB), McKinsey & Company, June 2012

Beyond the pill: Creating medical value through technology enablement” (PDF-378 KB), Operations for the Executive Suite, McKinsey & Company, 2011

Operations for the executive suite: Opening new horizons for current and future pharma leaders,” (PDF–378 KB), McKinsey & Company, 2012 

Past experience

Research International (WPP group—Japan)
IT director

Tech start up (Singapore)


INSEAD (Europe Campus, France)

University of Oxford
BA, chemistry; certificate, Japanese studies