is Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he serves as Head of Healthcare Area within the Mediterranean Complex, leading offices in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Israel. In June 2008 he led the opening of the McKinsey office in Cairo.
His main areas of competence are: i) Healthcare ii) Public Sector.

In the last six years Paolo has focused his attention on Healthcare System Reforms in Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Lybia, China, India and Mexico, with particular attention to the issues of funding, hospital efficiency and transparency programs. In this sector, he served as international strategy and organization consultant for different pharmaceutical and medical applications companies. In the Public Sector field Paolo worked on issues such as: Regional Economic Development and Foreing Direct Investment attraction. 

Paolo De Santis entered McKinsey in 1997. Previously, he was assistant professor of Economics at Università La Tuscia in Viterbo and taught different economic subjects at Luiss University in Rome and at Columbia University (New York).

In 2002 and 2003 Paolo worked as Head of Secretariat of the deputy Minister of Economics and Finance of the Republic of Italy, leading several projects on matters included in the powers of the deputy minister. Among those: i) The privatization program of the national Postal and Railway operators ii) The Italian government procurement reform program iii) The rationalization of the IT systems of the Minister of Economics and Finance iv) The monitoring program of the cash flow of the whole Italian Public Administration through the creation of commonly adopted classification codes of all revenues and expenses. During this period, Paolo served as a Board Member of SO.GE.I (IT company with about 500 mln euros of turnover) and Quadrilatero (construction company with about 3 bln euros investment program).

Paolo holds a degree in Economics from Università La Sapienza, Rome and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, New York.


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