Sarah Nam

Sarah Nam

Former Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Metro Region: Hawaii

Member Since: 2023

Sarah Nam is passionate about bridging the sciences, technology and business to accelerate the development of innovations to improve patient lives. Sarah previously served as a global leader of McKinsey and Company’s life sciences and technology practices. At McKinsey, Sarah founded and co-led McKinsey’s global service line on Integrated Data Generation in the R&D practice.  Sarah also previously served as the Head of Google Health Strategy, where she developed an enterprise-wide strategy for health and life sciences across Google’s portfolio (including AI/ML, Search, YouTube, FitBit, Cloud, Android, Pixel).


Earlier in her career, Sarah also worked in global health across 10+ countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Sarah served as a Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister’s office of Ethiopia with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where she led the development of the country’s strategy for pharma sector development. Sarah also served on the United Nations Expert Group on Pharmaceuticals in Africa, shaping policies to strengthen pharma markets across the African continent.


Sarah holds a A.B., summa cum laude in Environmental Science, Public Policy, and Chemistry from Harvard College (where she published her research with the George Whitesides lab), M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.