Hermann Simon

Founder and Honorary Chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners

Hermann Simon is the Founder and Honorary Chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners, today the world’s leading price consultancy with 41 offices and 1600 employees.  From 1995 to 2009 he served as the CEO and is the firm’s Honorary Chairman today.  He is an expert in strategy, marketing and pricing and  the only German in the “Thinkers50 Hall of Fame” of the most influential management thinkers in the world. In German-speaking countries he has been continuously voted the most influential living management thinker. The magazine Cicero ranks him in the top 100 of the 500 most important intellectuals.

Simon was a professor of business administration and marketing at the Universities of Mainz (1989-1995) and Bielefeld (1979-1989) and a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, Stanford, London Business School, INSEAD, Keio University in Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Simon has published over 40 books in 30 languages, including world bestsellers on Hidden Champions and price management. His autobiography Many Worlds, One Life: A Remarkable Journey from Farmhouse to Global Stage has been published in English, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. His most recent book is True Profit! No Company Ever Went Broke from Turning a Profit. His new book Hidden Champions in the Chinese Century: Ascent and Transformation will be published this spring.

Simon holds honorary doctorates from IEDC Business School of Bled (Slovenia), from the University of Siegen (Germany) and from Kozminski University Warsaw (Poland). He is a honorary professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. In China, the “Hermann Simon Business School” is named after him.

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