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Shubham Singhal

Senior Partner, Detroit
Global leader of McKinsey’s Healthcare and Public & Social Sector Practices with the mission to measurably improve individuals’ lives, livelihoods, and health by creating more resilient communities around the world

About Shubham

Shubham leads McKinsey’s healthcare, public sector and social sector work globally. He serves leading healthcare and social institutions and governments on all top-management agenda issues. His primary areas of focus include strategy, growth, M&A, business building, and large-scale digital and performance transformations. In healthcare, he has extensively served publicly traded and not-for-profit payers as well as public payers for more than 20 years. He also serves providers as well as healthcare technology and pharmacy companies.

Shubham leads McKinsey’s COVID-19 response externally. He has worked alongside clients on immediate response efforts to save lives and livelihoods; developed strategies for companies to be resilient and pursue growth and new business building; supported preparations to resume economic growth and activity and return to the workplace; and advised on navigating the imminent restructuring of the global economic order.

He also leads the firm’s thinking and research on the future of healthcare in the wake of rapid advancements in digital, advanced analytics, and medical technologies; emergence of new treatments; healthcare reform and regulatory change; the rise of the healthcare consumer; and risk disaggregation and reallocation across the healthcare system. He has deeply studied the shifts in overall spend as well as profit pools within the healthcare industry as these structural shifts play out. His expertise has been key in defining the structural and performance implications of this transformation for payers, providers, and services organizations across the healthcare value chain.

Shubham has led the significant expansion of the firm's capabilities in the development deep technical expertise in areas like advanced analytics, actuarial, implementation, design and digital. He has championed the development and growth of the McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform and the Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare to advance our aspiration to fundamentally improve healthcare.

Published work

Pandemic to endemic: How the world can learn to live with COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Innovating employee health: Time to break the mold?,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

A light at the end of the tunnel: US COVID-19 vaccine administration,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Leap to the future of healthcare: Reinvent through business building,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

The risks and challenges of the global COVID-19-vaccine rollout,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

The next normal arrives: Trends that will define 2021—and beyond,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

The great acceleration in healthcare: Six trends to heed,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

An optimistic scenario for the US response to COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

COVID-19: Saving thousands of lives and trillions in livelihoods,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

“‘And now win the peace’: Ten lessons from history for the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Ten innovations that can improve global health,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Reopening safely: Sample practices from essential businesses,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

COVID-19: Strategies for getting ahead of the pandemic crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

The future is not what it used to be: Thoughts on the shape of the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Critical care capacity: The number to watch during the battle of COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Beyond coronavirus: The path to the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Future of Healthcare

The future of healthcare: Value creation through next-generation business models,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Fit for the future: The common challenges facing healthcare systems—and how to meet them,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Recession and resilience: Preparing healthcare leaders for the next economic downturn,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?,” McKinsey & Company, May 2019

The future of healthcare: Finding the opportunities that lie beneath the uncertainty,” McKinsey & Company, January 2018

Why the evolving healthcare services and technology market matters,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Planning for the future of healthcare – Benjamin Breier, President and CEO, Kindred Healthcare,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

Productivity and Growth

The productivity imperative for healthcare delivery in the United States,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Trends disrupting pharmacy value pools and potential implications for the value chain,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

Where to compete in today’s healthcare market,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

Value-based care: is it sustainable?” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

The growth opportunity for private health insurance companies,” McKinsey & Company, January 2017

Payors in Care Delivery: When Does Vertical Integration Make Sense?” Health Affairs, February 2014

Past Experience

Various executive positions, including plant and engineering management


Carnegie Mellon University

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
BSc, mechanical engineering