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Solveigh Hieronimus

Senior PartnerMunich

She serves clients across heavily regulated industries such as energy, infrastructure, healthcare and finance on topics covering digital and data strategies, sustainability, and innovation/growth.

Solveigh Hieronimus is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, based in Germany. Solveigh is also a member of both McKinsey's Sustainability and People & Organizational Performance Practices and serves on the council of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), where she focuses her work on the competitiveness and long-term prosperity of Europe.

Solveigh is a Young Global Leader (YGL) at the World Economic Forum, a member of the Trilateral Commission and the European Commission's high-level expert panel for the Future of Work. She is also a regular panelist and speaker at international fora such as the OECD, DLD and the Chatham House Conference.

Prior to joining McKinsey, she held various positions at the United Nations, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Solveigh studied in Oxford, Madrid and Paris and has a M.Sc. in Economics and a Diplôme de Grande Ecole from ESCP-EAP European School of Management. In addition, she holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) with focus on Public Finance, Development Economics and Security Policy from Columbia University in New York.

Published work

Investment: Taking the pulse of European competitiveness,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2024

Accelerating Europe: Competitiveness for a new era,” McKinsey Global Institute, January 2024

The heat is on: How public-sector leaders could drive net-zero goals,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

"Securing Europe’s competitiveness: Addressing its technology gap," McKinsey Global Institute, September 2022

"Securing Europe’s future beyond energy: Addressing its corporate and technology gap," McKinsey Global Institute, May 2022

Cloud 2030: Capturing Poland’s potential for accelerated digital growth,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Net-zero Germany: Chances and challenges on the path to climate neutrality by 2045,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Government data management for the digital age,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

How companies capture the value of sustainability: Survey findings,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2021

How the European Union could achieve net-zero emissions at net-zero cost,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

The future is now: Closing the skills gap in Europe’s public sector,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

A government blueprint to adapt the ecosystem to the future of work,” McKinsey & Company, February 2020

Putting people at the heart of public-sector transformations,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

Accelerating gender parity: What can governments do?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Delivering for citizens: How to triple the success rate of government transformations,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Europe’s refugees: Refocusing on integration,” McKinsey Global Institute, May 2018

A road map for integrating Europe’s refugees,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2016

How business and government can bring young people into work,” McKinsey & Company, February 2015

Education to employment: Getting Europe’s youth into work,” McKinsey & Company, 2014


Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP)
MA, international management

ESCP-EAP European School of Management
MSc, international business economics

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Vordiplom, economics