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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Yongah Kim


Brief Biography

Ms. Kim is a senior partner with McKinsey & Company and recently transferred to McKinsey’s Toronto office. She works extensively with Canadian and US financial institutions on a wide range of topics. Prior to moving with her family to Toronto, she was head of the Korean Finance Practice and co-head of the Korean Healthcare Practice. She is a core member of the Global Finance and Global Infrastructure Practices and has the distinction of being the first Korean woman elected to partner and director at McKinsey.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Kim has led or contributed to a wide range of client projects spanning corporate strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and organizational performance. She is a recognized thought leader on business and social issues, particularly those relating to health care, finance and female leadership.

She co-authored a book on Korean health-care reform and was the founding member and a steering committee member of the Advanced Healthcare Management program (the leading hospital management program established by the Korean Doctor’s Association and Seoul National University Hospital, Korea’s leading Academic Medical Center) for 7 years. She also lectured at this health-care management program on the topics of health-care industry, hospital management and operational improvement. She has extensive experience serving a number of leading hospitals on the topic of long term vision, strategy, operational improvement and change management.

In the area of Finance, she has been working extensively with banks and insurance companies on a wide range of topics including strategy, M&A, financial planning, marketing and performance transformation programs. During the financial crisis in Korea, she worked with the government to evaluate the business soundness and the financial stability of the nation’s merchant banks. She was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Korea, a member of the Strategy Advisory Committee of the Korean Ministry of Finance and Planning, and a member of the Financial Advisory Committee for the Mayor of Seoul City. She frequently lectures at industry forums and international conferences on issues of leadership, the state of the finance industry, and the quest to develop global talent.

She holds a BA in Business Administration from Yonsei University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ms. Kim joined the Board of Trustees in 2017.