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Angela Spatharou


Dr. Angela Spatharou is a Partner in McKinsey office in Mexico City and leads their Healthcare Practice in Latin America. She also leads the McKinsey Advanced Analytics services on Special Needs Populations (Behavioural Health and Long Term Conditions), working with public and private health payors / health insurers across North America.

Angela has extensive experience around payor operations, service innovation and integrated care management, especially around chronic conditions, elderly care and prevention in the areas of obesity and diabetes.  

She previously served as a leader of the UK and EMEA Healthcare Practices and worked with healthcare organizations in the UK and other European countries and also in Australia.

She recently co-authored the 2014 McKinsey Global Institute, “Overcoming Obesity: An Initial Economic Analysis” (PDF-2.01 MB) report and has been a frequent speaker and author on health system issues. Other articles of Angela’s include “How the world could better fight obesity” (McKinsey Global Institute, November 2014) and “Changing patient behavior: The next frontier in healthcare value” (Health International, 2012).

Angela obtained a Doctorate and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge (distinction), where she was an Alexander Onassis Scholar. She is a Governor of the London School of Economics (LSE) and a member of the LSE Audit Committee. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute/NCI-supported new Centre for Research Excellence in Cancer and Diabetes in Mesoamerica, working with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP). She formerly acted as Chair of the Board of Kids’ City, a charity focusing on early education and out-of-school activities for children in South London.

Earlier in her career, she worked as general counsel for an international medical education program, liaising with the World Health Organization, USAID, and African hospitals and governments.