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Tania Holt

Senior Partner, London
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

About Tania

Tania Zulu Holt is a senior partner at McKinsey. She started her career in the London office and subsequently re-located to Johannesburg in 2010, to pursue her passion for the continent and help expand McKinsey's activities in health care across Africa. 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 over 20 countries to date.

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

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


Published work

‘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