Simon leads the firm’s insurance sector in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, helping clients strategize and accelerate digital strategy and transformation projects. As the leader of McKinsey's work in insurance distribution across Europe, Simon works with financial-services executives to develop and implement distribution-transformation strategies that drive growth and address rapidly changing customer needs in the industry.
He combines deep industry and functional expertise around marketing, digital, and sales with a fresh, bold perspective about driving growth and performance improvements along the value chain through innovation, digital business building, and new technologies. He’s fueled by a keen understanding of new industry attackers and insurance-technology companies.
Simon has conducted dozens of projects in the digital-distribution space of insurance over the past five years, including the comprehensive omnichannel transformation of a global insurer; the development of digital distribution and aggregators models for two large financial institutions; performance programs for multiple digital insurance marketplaces encompassing the entire value chain; and the build-up of an insurance vertical for an online distributor as an annex product.
As a leader of Leap by McKinsey, Simon also helps companies build new digital businesses that combine the agility of start-ups with the operational and technical excellence of established corporations. He has led the buildup of several direct insurance groups in Europe, including claims, customer perspectives, design and value propositions, go-to-market approach, IT, and operations.
In addition to his work around digital distribution and new business building, Simon serves several major global insurance companies on multiyear-strategy programs and digital and analytics transformations.