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Tania Holt

Senior PartnerLondon

Leads McKinsey’s Healthcare work across Africa. Advises governments, development agencies, philanthropists, and private sector entities on topics of public health and safety, control of endemic diseases, pharma supply chains, and operational efficiencies

Tania Zulu Holt is global coleader of McKinsey’s Public & Social Sector Practice and a senior partner. She started her career in the London office and relocated to Johannesburg in 2010 to help expand McKinsey's activities in healthcare across Africa and pursue her passion for the continent. She returned to the London office in 2018.

She leads McKinsey's healthcare activities across Africa, motivated by a personal passion for extending access to affordable and high-quality healthcare services and products. She works at the intersection between private companies, governments, and social stakeholders across the whole continent, and has on-the-ground experience across more than 20 countries to date.

Tania is passionate about diversity in organizations–and is a co-author of McKinsey’s highly acclaimed “Women Matter Africa” how companies with a greater share of women on their boards of directors and executive committees tend to perform better financially.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Tania worked with the Danish Ministry of Health.

Published work

Ethnocultural minorities in Europe: A potential triple win, McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Ethnocultural minorities in Europe: An untapped growth opportunity,” McKinsey & Company, November 2023

Race in the UK workplace: The intersectional experience,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

Building greater resilience in vaccine manufacturing,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Accelerating pandemic response efforts: An interview with CEPI’s Richard Hatchett,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

‘None are safe until all are safe’: COVID-19 vaccine rollout in low- and middle-income countries,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Africa needs vaccines. What would it take to make them here?,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

The COVID-19 vaccines are here: What comes next?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

The rise of the next-generation launch room,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

The value of design in global public health,” McKinsey & Company, December 2019

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2019

Should sub-Saharan Africa make its own drugs?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019


London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
MSc, Health Care Economics

University of Copenhagen
BSc, Economics