Director, McKinsey & Company
New York, NY
Mr. Sands is a Director of McKinsey & Company and heads its Global Media, Entertainment and Information Practice. Mr. Sands helps senior management develop innovative growth strategies, improve performance and profitability, and re-design organization structures. His clientele spans a range of businesses that include: newspaper, magazine and book publishing; broadcast and cable television; recorded music; filmed entertainment; professional publishing; business information services; education; marketing services; video games; consumer electronics; and sports. Mr. Sand is also the Chairman of the PBS Board of Directors, having served since 2009 and as a director since 2006. Additionally, Mr. Sands is a member of the PBS Foundation Board of Directors.
He has been a longtime supporter of PBS, CPB and numerous stations. Before joining McKinsey, he was lead partner in the Media and Entertainment Practice at Booz Allen and Hamilton.
Prior to that he was a Vice President at NW Ayer Inc. He is a trustee of the Sundance Institute, the Educational Broadcasting Corporation and the Paley Center For Media. He is also Industry Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Media & Entertainment Governors’ Meetings.
Mr. Sands received his BA and MBA degrees from Yale University. Mr. Sands Chairs the PBS Executive Committee and serves on the National Policy Advisory, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Finance Committees and the Diversity Task Force. Previously, Mr. Sands served as Chair of the Strategic Planning Advisory Group.Tweet