About Kevin

Kevin Sneader is the chairman of McKinsey's 27 offices spanning the Asia-Pacific region including China, India, South East Asia, Korea, Japan, and Australia.

Kevin was first based in Asia in the mid-1990s when he moved from London to Beijing to help build the firm's Greater China Office. Since then, he has worked across the region and beyond, branching out from an initial focus on the consumer and healthcare industries to serve a broad range of clients in multiple industries and functions across strategy, organization and operations.

Prior to taking up his current role, Kevin was managing partner of McKinsey's practice in the United Kingdom & Ireland. Before London, he led McKinsey's offices in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States which includes Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

Kevin holds a first-class honours degree in law from his home town's University of Glasgow. He went on to graduate from the Harvard Business School from which he received an MBA with highest distinction and was designated a Baker Scholar.

Kevin has long been involved in charitable and professional causes and has served, for example, on the board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Council for Higher Education, and the International Board of Scottish Enterprise.

Latest News

Press Release: Kevin Sneader Elected Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company

– Kevin Sneader has been elected the new global managing partner of McKinsey & Company. Kevin was elected by the firm’s more than 560 senior partners, and will serve a three-year term beginning on 1 July 2018.

Published work

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2018

What Southeast Asia needs to become a major player in artificial intelligence,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2017

Overcoming global turbulence to reawaken economic growth,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2016

Meeting China’s productivity challenge,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2016

China’s One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?,” McKinsey & Company, July 2016

Toward a more efficient public sector,” McKinsey on Government, Spring 2011

From austerity to prosperity: Seven priorities for the long term, McKinsey & Company/McKinsey Global Institute, November 2010

Coaching innovation: An interview with Intuit’s Bill Campbell,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2007

Reinventing innovation at consumer goods companies,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2006


Harvard Business School
MBA, business administration

University of Glasgow
LLB, law