About Michael

Michael Conway is the leader of the Global Public Health Practice. He joined McKinsey in 1993, and has worked in the Chicago, Brussels, Oslo, New Jersey, and Philadelphia offices.

Michael has led numerous global healthcare projects for international institutions, with many projects focused on Africa, India, Meso-America, and China. These have spanned the breadth of issues faced by public health organizations within the government and social sector.

His public health clients have included major foundations, developing countries, multilateral institutions, bilateral donors, global funding agencies, and product development partnerships. Michael works with biopharmaceutical clients in the creation of business and product strategies, redesign of organizational structures, and product introductions.

He has deep experience in the development and introduction of new healthcare technologies, development of disease-focused strategies, the introduction of new vaccines, organization and performance improvement, as well as vertical programs in health systems and training.

A number of recent projects have focused on scaling up the education of healthcare professionals, and guiding governments and bilateral donors through country-level implementation programs.

Published work

"Strengthening Sub-Saharan Africa's health systems: A practical approach," McKinsey Quarterly, June 2010

"A better way to speed the adoption of vaccines," McKinsey Quarterly, August 2008

"Addressing Africa's health workforce crisis," McKinsey Quarterly, November 2007

"Building better partnerships for global health," McKinsey Quarterly, December 2006


University of Chicago Law School

Texas A&M University