Gila Tolub2

Gila Tolub



Gila is a French-Israeli partner based in McKinsey’s Tel Aviv office, which she joined after six years in the Firm’s Chicago office. Passionate about healthcare and its role in benefiting society, Gila’s work is focused on healthcare innovation. She serves players across the value chain: public health organizations, pharmacy chains, hospitals, big pharma, medical devices manufacturers, VC and PE firms. She also serves biotech, health tech, and digital health startups when they are at major inflection points in their growth.

Gila leads the Israeli chapter of McKinsey’s Global Health Tech Network, a network of more 1000+ healthcare startups globally. Gila is also the partner sponsor for McKinsey’s pro bono work in Israel and the dean of McKinsey’s executive-transition master classes in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, which have supported more than 150 executives transitioning to new roles, many in new sectors and geographies.

As part of her client work, Gila has:

  • Helped startups define their Equity Story to describe how value is derived (better clinical outcomes, improved cost of care, better user experience); how the solutions compare to competitive offerings and standard of care; and who will benefit financially.
  • Supported global public-health efforts to accelerate the development and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Served vaccine manufacturers across functions (R&D, commercial) and disease areas.
  • Led the change efforts required to create a culture supportive of a global pharmaceutical company’s digital transformation e.g., customer-focus and agile ways of working.
  • Shaped and launched a commercial-excellence program across geographies for a mid-tier pharma player, and developed a capability program focused on patient journeys, multichannel marketing, and sales-force excellence.
  • Supported US healthcare providers and pharmacy chains in building organizational capabilities, such as strategic-partnership management and lean ways of working.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Gila spent two years turning round a struggling non-profit organization and five years as a training and change-management consultant serving clients across industries. She and her husband live in Modiin, Israel, with their four children aged two to 17.

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