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Yukiko Sakai


Helps healthcare and insurance companies and public-sector institutions to develop design and implementation strategies that improve performance sustainably

Yukiko is one of the leaders of the Healthcare Practice in Asia. She uses her expertise in healthcare systems to help healthcare-related companies and insurance companies to develop growth strategies and marketing strategies and to create new businesses. Yukiko improves her clients’ customer-centricity by leveraging digital, analytics, and design capabilities. She is also a geographical leader in Japan for the McKinsey Health Institute, a non-profit-generating entity within the firm that aspires to catalyze action to add 45 billion years of higher-quality life for all people around the world.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • developing a long-term strategy for a healthcare-related company
  • helping a government agency to design and implement a program to accelerate healthcare-related exports to emerging countries
  • designing and implementing analytics and digital-led marketing strategies to increase growth at insurance companies
  • helping nonhealthcare companies to identify opportunities in healthcare

Yukiko is passionate about working with industry organizations to change healthcare systems and about keeping the pulse and sharing insights as a speaker at conferences.

Yukiko is also All-In Radiate Leader, supporting clients and broader community on increasing diversity in Japan.

Published work

Will Asian insurers make the right choices for health insurance?,” McKinsey & Company, February 18, 2021


Harvard University

University of Tokyo
BS, biology