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Yukiko Sakai

Partner, Tokyo

Helps healthcare and insurance companies and public-sector institutions to develop design and implementation strategies that improve performance sustainably


Yukiko is one of the leaders of the Healthcare Systems & Services Practice in Asia. She uses her expertise in healthcare systems to help healthcare-related companies and insurance companies to develop growth strategies and marketing strategies and to create new businesses. Yukiko improves her clients’ customer-centricity by leveraging digital, analytics, and design capabilities. She is also a geographical leader in Japan for the McKinsey Health Institute, a non-profit-generating entity within the firm that aspires to catalyze action to add 45 billion years of higher-quality life for all people around the world.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • developing a long-term strategy for a healthcare-related company
  • helping a government agency to design and implement a program to accelerate healthcare-related exports to emerging countries
  • designing and implementing analytics and digital-led marketing strategies to increase growth at insurance companies
  • helping nonhealthcare companies to identify opportunities in healthcare

Yukiko is passionate about working with industry organizations to change healthcare systems and about keeping the pulse and sharing insights as a speaker at conferences.

Published work

Will Asian insurers make the right choices for health insurance?,” McKinsey & Company, February 18, 2021


Harvard University

University of Tokyo
BS, biology