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Vivian Riefberg

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Vivian Riefberg is a Senior Partner in the Washington, DC office of McKinsey & Company.  She is a co-leader of the US Health Care practice, and recently served as leader of the Public Sector Practice for the Americas.  Vivian served on McKinsey & Company’s global Board of Directors where she chaired the Firm’s client committee overseeing client service direction and policy.

Since joining McKinsey almost 30 years ago, Vivian has led major performance improvement programs across various participants in the private, public and non-profit sectors, and has led work in the areas of strategy development, performance improvement, marketing, organization and operations.  She has worked across a range of public sector industries in healthcare, security, infrastructure, and commerce.  She is one of the Firm’s leaders in health economics and leads the ongoing work in understanding the impact of government on health care systems.

A frequent contributor to leading industry publications including The McKinsey Quarterly and The Wall Street Journal, Vivian has authored many articles on government productivity and improving US healthcare.  She also represents McKinsey as a spokesperson on the firm’s initiatives and research on women’s leadership in the workplace and gender diversity, and has most recently co-authored “The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United States,” and an Op-Ed in Time Magazine, “5 Myths about America’s gender gap.”  

Vivian currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Healthier America, an independent, nonpartisan organization that mobilizes broad-based support for efforts to solve the child obesity challenge, an outgrowth of former First Lady Michelle Obama's Let’s Move campaign.

She has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences.  In addition, she served from 2000-2004 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center Board of Governors and from 2004-2006 as a member of the NIH Advisory Board for Clinical Research.   She also served on the Board of Directors of Mentors, Inc., a program for D.C. public high school students. 

Vivian has a B.A. magna cum laude in history from Harvard-Radcliffe College and a M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School. Vivian serves on the PBS Finance, Investment, and National Policy Advisory Committees and on the Strategic Planning Advisory Group.