Kevin Sneader is the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company. He is based in Hong Kong and serves a broad range of clients in multiple industries and functions with his work in strategy, organisation and operations. Mr Sneader joined McKinsey's London office in 1989. He later worked from the firm’s Beijing, Paris and Hong Kong offices before moving to the US in 2001 when he became managing partner of McKinsey’s New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington DC offices. He went on to become managing partner of the firm’s practice in Ireland and the UK. Mr Sneader was the regional leader of McKinsey's Asian offices from 2014 to 2018. He has been involved in research efforts on global economic and business trends, productivity growth and innovation in China and Asia, as well as gender and diversity. Mr Sneader is the co-author of several reports including The power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in Asia Pacific, Overcoming Global Turbulence to Re-Awaken Economic Growth, and China’s Choice: Capturing the $5 trillion Productivity Opportunity. He is also a frequent speaker on business topics at events and key institutional forums across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He has spoken at meetings of the World Economic Forum, the Milken Institute, the Singapore Summit and the World Internet Conference. Long involved in charitable and professional causes, Mr Sneader has served on the board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, New York City chapter; the international advisory board of Scottish Enterprise, and was past president of the British American Business. He holds a degree in law with first-class honours from University of Glasgow and went on to graduate from Harvard Business School where he received a Master of Business Administration with the highest distinction and was designated a Baker Scholar.