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Viktor Hediger

Senior Partner, Dubai
Serves a variety of healthcare clients, including public and private payors, with a focus on establishing healthcare payors and healthy systems reform and financing

About Viktor

Viktor is the managing partner of our Public, Social, and Healthcare Systems & Services Practices in the EEMA region, where he helps clients reform and redesign their public, social, and health impact. As well as leading our healthcare work in the Middle East, he coleads our global Health Systems Interest Group.

A medical doctor by training with a PhD, he has helped pioneer health-system transformations around the world—personally heading our efforts in East Africa, the Gulf, and the Mediterranean—and assisting on projects from North Africa to Asia. His clients have included national governments, not-for-profit organizations, payors, and providers.

Viktor developed a consulting approach for examining the health systems of entire countries. This approach has been applied on a global basis and has aided improvements in regulation, financing, and healthcare delivery. In one African country, our involvement helped reduce the maternal mortality rate sevenfold.

Viktor trained as a military doctor and coach to senior public officials. He was a member of the Swiss National Judo team from the ages of 15 to 20.

Published work

Health care costs: A market-based view” (PDF–505 KB), McKinsey Quarterly, September 2008

Cutting costs: The great health-care challenge of the century,”McKinsey & Company, August 2008

Past experience

Universität Bern (Switzerland)
Neurosurgical intern and resident


Universität Berne (Switzerland)
MD and PhD

Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health