Virtual Leadership Forum with Dame Vivian Hunt, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

BritishAmerican Business looks forward to welcoming Dame Vivian Hunt, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company. In this interactive discussion, Vivian will share her perspective on the topic, Leadership in the Age of Stakeholder Capitalism, which builds on her TED talk and recent McKinsey articles: The case for stakeholder capitalism and From principle to practice: Making stakeholder capitalism work.  After her remarks, the discussion will opened up around the table.


Launched in 2016, the Leadership Forum is a program series aimed to cultivate a select group of emerging C-Suite leaders. During the yearlong program, which consists of in-person events, the delegates learn firsthand from sitting CEOs and other prominent industry leaders in BAB’s network, participate in workshops, share real-time challenges, and develop invaluable connections with peers. Participants in the Leadership Forum are specially nominated from BAB’s membership of multinational companies, and are recognized as a rising leader and distinguished contributor to their company.

Event Details


Wednesday 26 January
Time 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

4:00 – 5:00 pm GMT



Meet the Speaker

Dame Vivian is a senior partner of the firm. She served as managing partner of McKinsey & Company’s United Kingdom and Ireland offices from 2013-2020.

She previously led the firm’s Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice in EMEA and continues to advise a diverse range of corporate, public, and third sector clients on topics of performance improvement, productivity growth, and leadership. She has served on the firm’s global board of directors, its Values Committee, and several personnel committees.

In addition to her client responsibilities, Dame Vivian is a leader within the firm on productivity, leadership, and diversity. She frequently speaks on McKinsey’s flagship research on these topics and has co-authored publications, such as The Power of Parity (2016), Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age (2018), Delivering through Diversity (2018) and Diversity Wins: how inclusion matters (2020). Most recently, Vivian has written Diversity still matters, which highlights the importance of inclusion and diversity during a pandemic, and COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Assessing Jobs at Risk and the impact on people and places.

She was previously named as one of the top ten “most influential black people in Britain” by the Powerlist Foundation, and The Financial Times identified her both as one of the “European Women to Watch” and “one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London”.

She is active in a variety of business settings, including the CBI, UK’s Industrial Strategy Council, Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Council, the Trilateral Commission and is the former chair of BritishAmerican Business. She is a trustee of The British Museum, chairs the HRH Prince of Wales’ “Seeing is Believing” program, and sits on the boards of the Southbank Centre, as well as Business in the Community, where she is a National Ambassador.

Dame Vivian is an alumna of Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Warwick, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York and an Honorary Fellowship from University College London (UCL).

In 2018, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy and women in business.

Dame Vivian holds both British and American citizenship, and is married with two children.