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Anouk Petersen


Advises development agencies, philanthropists, and private sector entities on topics of health and safety, ESG, pharma supply chains, and operational and organizational efficiencies

Anouk is a partner in McKinsey’s Geneva office and a leader in our Public Sector, Social Sector, and Life Science Practices. She is also an affiliated leader of our McKinsey Health Institute.

She leads our Social Sector Hub activities in Europe and for 10+ years has been serving clients across public, private and social sectors on health-related topics, motivated by a personal passion for equity, diversity, and inclusion—particularly health equity, gender equality, and women's empowerment. She is a coauthor of the “Closing the women’s health gap: A $1 trillion opportunity to improve lives and economies.”

Anouk has a deep understanding of the global public health (GPH) ecosystem, and extensive experience in supporting GPH organizations in implementing public health initiatives at scale internationally. She also has experience in strategy, corporate finance, and organizational and operational topics across the pharmaceutical industry.

Published Work

Bridging the women’s health gap: A country-level exploration”, McKinsey Health Institute, May 2024

Closing the women’s health gap: A $1 trillion opportunity to improve lives and economies”, McKinsey Health Institute and World Economic Forum, January 2024

Past Experience

Crédit Agricole Suisse
Project and relationship manager

Senior product management


University of California Berkeley (Haas) – School of Business
MBA, international business administration

EPFL (Swiss Federal School of Technology)
MSc, particle physics and cosmology