Professor Hermann Simon is the founder and chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners Strategy & Marketing Consultants. He is a frequent speaker at business conferences all over the world. Simon is a world-renowned author and has published over 30 books in 26 languages.
A native of Germany, Simon studied economics and business administration at the universities of Bonn and Cologne. He received his diploma (1973) and his doctorate (1976) from the University of Bonn. Before committing himself entirely to management consulting, Simon was a professor of business administration and marketing at the Universities of Mainz (1989-1995) and Bielefeld (1979-1989). Between 1984 and 1986 he was the head of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC). He was also a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, Stanford, London Business School, INSEAD, Keio University in Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1995 to 2009 he was CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners. Simon's contributions to management are reflected by numerous international awards. He holds honorary doctorates from three universities and is honorary professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Full CV