Kevin Sneader

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Kevin Sneader
BornMay 5, 1966
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow (LLB)
Harvard Business School (M.A.)
OccupationManagement consultant
EmployerMcKinsey & Company
TitleSenior Partner and Worldwide Managing Director
TermJuly 2018 – Present
PredecessorDominic Barton
Spouse(s)Amy Muntner
Parent(s)Walter Sneader
Myrna Sneader

Kevin Sneader (born c. 1966) is a Canadian-born British management consultant. He was elected as McKinsey & Company's global managing partner effective July 2018.

Early life[edit]

Kevin Sneader was born circa 1966 in Canada and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland.[1] His father, Walter Sneader, was a chemistry professor at the University of Strathclyde; his mother, Myrna, was a teacher in a Jewish nursery school. He is Jewish.[2]

Sneader attended Hutcheson Grammar School in Glasgow, and went on to graduate from the University of Glasgow, where he earned a bachelor of laws.[1] He earned a master in business administration from Harvard Business School,[3] where he was a Baker Scholar.[1]


Sneader joined McKinsey and Company upon graduating from the University of Glasgow.[4] He was the managing partner of McKinsey's UK and Ireland division until 2014, when he became the chairman of its Asia-Pacific division.[3] In February 2018, he was appointed as McKinsey's global managing partner to succeed Dominic Barton in July.[3][5][6] Kevin Sneader is McKinsey’s first Scottish, and its first Jewish, leader. [7]

Personal life[edit]

Sneader is married to Amy Muntner.[2] Sneader lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Amy, and their two daughters. [8]


In 2018, McKinsey & Company received criticism for its role as consultant to the U.S. government's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which oversees and conducts deportations of immigrants to the country. In a 2018 email to the firm, Sneader wrote that McKinsey "had never focused on developing, advising or implementing immigration policies." McKinsey, he added, “will not, under any circumstances, engage in work, anywhere in the world, that advances or assists policies that are at odds with our values.” A subsequent New York Times investigation revealed[9] that McKinsey's involvement in deportations had been more extensive than Sneader acknowledged in his email, and that the firm's recommendations were so extreme that ICE officials had refused to implement them.


  1. ^ a b c Jones, Stephen (26 January 2018). "Who is McKinsey's new global managing partner Kevin Sneader?". Management Today. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "WEDDINGS; Amy L. Muntner, Kevin D. Sneader". The New York Times. October 22, 1995. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Marriage, Madison (25 February 2018). "McKinsey names Kevin Sneader new global managing partner". Financial Times. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Meet our next global managing partner: Kevin Sneader". McKinsey & Company. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ Fuhrmans, Vanessa (25 February 2018). "McKinsey & Co. Names Kevin Sneader New Global Managing Partner". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  6. ^ "MOVES-McKinsey elects Asia boss Sneader as new global managing partner". Reuters. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  8. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  9. ^ MacDougall, Ian (2019-12-03). "How McKinsey Helped the Trump Administration Carry Out Its Immigration Policies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-04.