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Solveigh Hieronimus

Partner, Munich
Serves public sector clients on a broad range of topics, with a special focus on migration management, labor-market strategies, and structural reforms. Co-leads McKinsey's Center for Government (MCG).

About Solveigh

Solveigh coleads McKinsey`s Center for Government (MCG) and predominantly serves clients in the public sector on issues covering education, employment, public health, and public finance across Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. She leads McKinsey’s work on refugees and migration as well as welfare and employment in Europe, and has specialized expertise in youth- and long-term unemployment as well as integrated labor-market strategies. Moreover, she is a leader in our Organizational Practice, working on large-scale performance transformations, institutional capability building, and talent and diversity strategies across the private and public sectors worldwide.

Solveigh’s main professional interest lie at the heart of the European Union with all its opportunities and current challenges—supporting both European governments and EU institutions on structural reforms as well as crisis response efforts.

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, the European Summit on Youth Unemployment, DLD New York, 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

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