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Lieven Van der Veken

Senior Partner, Leader in the Public and Social Sector Practice, McKinsey & Company

Lieven is a partner in McKinsey’s Geneva office. A doctor by training, he is a member of our Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice and serves industry clients and public health bodies across Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa.

Lieven has extensive experience in commercial and medical functions, late development and lifecycle management, and BD. He has also been involved in a number of due diligence studies for clients undertaking mergers and acquisitions.

Among his recent projects, Lieven helped a US pharmaceutical company transform its operating model and organization design to address changing customer needs; supported a European public health body in preparing a program roll-out to more than a dozen countries; assisted a US generic drugs manufacturer in streamlining its supply-chain management; and advised an African government on its response plan for health emergencies.

Before joining McKinsey, Lieven qualified as a doctor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and took an MSc and an MPhil in neuroscience at the University of Columbia. He also worked as a fellow with Columbia’s technology transfer office and as an intern with the Belgian Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, analyzing healthcare systems in urban and rural areas.

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