About Solveigh

Solveigh 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 also a panelist and speaker in a variety of settings, such as the European Parliament, the European Summit on Youth Unemployment, DLD New York, the Global Female Leaders Summit, 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

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

“Saudi Arabia Beyond Oil: The Investment And Productivity Transformation,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2015

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)
Masters, public administration

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

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

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Vordiplom, economics