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Basel Kayyali

Basel Kayyali is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s New Jersey office and a leader of McKinsey’s technology practice within the payor subsector in the Americas. He has worked primarily at the intersection of operations, technology and healthcare serving players across the healthcare value chain on various topics, including large operations and technology transformations.

He has recently helped a payor design and implement a bold digital transformation to reduce administrative costs by $500m while improving provider and customer experience. He has also led the IT post-merger integration of two leading healthcare payors, and transformed a large payor’s software development capability to move from a highly waterfall to an Agile approach to improve productivity by 15–20%.

Basel has a BS in electrical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University where he graduated as a Schreyer Scholar (Honors Program) and an MBA in general management from The Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar (Top 5% – highest distinction).  Prior to McKinsey, he worked three and a half years as a marketing strategist and processor architect for Intel Corporation.  

Recent articles of Basel’s include “Why digital transformation should be a strategic priority for health insurers” (McKinsey & Company, April 2016), “Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world” (McKinsey & Company, July 2014), and “The big-data revolution in US health care: Accelerating value and innovation” (McKinsey & Company, April 2013).