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Solveigh Hieronimus

Senior Partner, Munich

Serves public sector clients on a broad range of topics, with a special focus on structural reforms and the Future of Work. Coleads McKinsey's global Center for Government (MCG).


Solveigh coleads the McKinsey Center for Government and predominantly serves clients in the public sector on a broad range of issues covering education, employment, public health, and public finance. She is a leader in McKinsey’s Organization Practice, working on large-scale performance transformations, institutional capability building, and talent and diversity strategies across the private and public sectors worldwide. She is also a member of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) Council, which advises on MGI research on global economic, business, and technology trends.

Solveigh’s main professional interests lie at the heart of the European Union with all its opportunities and current challenges—supporting both European governments and EU institutions on some of their highest priority topics, including digital and artificial intelligence as well as up-and reskilling strategies.

She is a Young Global Leader (YGL) at the World Economic Forum, serves on the European Commission’s high-level expert panel for the Future of Work, and is a panelist and speaker in a variety of settings, such as the European Parliament, Davos, DLD, and the Chatham House Conference.

Before joining McKinsey, Solveigh held various positions at the United Nations, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan. She studied in Oxford, Madrid, and Paris and has a master’s degree in economics as well as a Diplôme de Grande Ecole from ESCP-EAP European School of Management. In addition, she holds a master’s in public administration (MPA), with a focus on development finance and security policy, from Columbia University, in New York.

Published work

"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