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Tony Lee

Partner, Washington DC

Supports leading private-sector companies, development institutions, and governments across five continents. Draws on expertise in international development and global health to drive innovative solutions for pressing social issues.


Tony is a partner in McKinsey’s Social Sector Practice and leads the firm’s work in global health in North America. Since joining the firm, Tony has served governments, development institutions, philanthropic organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and a variety of other companies in designing innovative and effective solutions to address critical social issues.

Tony has over ten years of experience in serving global health institutions, focusing on health delivery, supply-chain management, private-sector engagement, financing, and governance.  His particular focus is developing strategies and strengthening organizations to improve health outcomes in low-resource settings. Tony’s has served clients across five continents and 20 countries, with an emphasis in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Recent examples of Tony’s work include the following:

  • developing and supporting the implementation of a new strategic plan and change-management program for a global UN health initiative
  • supporting an African government in conducting a holistic supply-chain diagnostic and developing a multiyear transformation plan
  • supported a multisector initiative in Botswana to increase the country’s ownership, effectiveness, and efficiency of HIV/AIDS programs
  • advising a public-private alliance that engages and incentivizes global and local food companies to increase efforts in addressing malnutrition

Prior to joining McKinsey, Tony worked as an emerging-markets financial analyst at Salomon Smith Barney and a consultant for the UN Development Program in Kazakhstan on international trade and economic-development projects.

Published work

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

Past experience

UN Development Program
Economic development consultant

Salomon Smith Barney
Investment banking analyst


Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
MPP, economic development

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BS, economics, finance, Russian