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Our previous events
Surviving the Resurgent Crisis
Our largest virtual series highlighted the importance of commercial agility: the ability to make pricing, design, and cost management decisions with unprecedented speed and flexibility – over and over again.
Silicon Valley Strategy Forum
After 20 years, this annual event has become a staple for top-line experts in the hub of innovation; each year it discusses the latest growth and monetization strategies and boasts top guest speakers from globally recognized unicorns.
European Sales Conference
This new series brings together sales experts around Europe and focuses on how traditional sales methods can be successfully combined with new digital approaches.
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Testimonials
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Barney Harford
Former COO, Uber

Simon-Kucher was a great partner during our research phase. We appreciated their support, expertise and partnership throughout the process of developing Uber Rewards.

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Business Week

World leader in giving advice to companies on how to price their products.

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Chris Stibbs
Former CEO, The Economist Group

Simon-Kucher did some excellent work to help us to break one of the great myths in our organisation. They radically changed how we understood our core audience.

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Our leaders
Simon-Kucher is led by Co-CEOs Mark Billige and Dr. Andreas von der Gathen.

Mark Billige

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Billige
Mark Billige
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Mark Billige

Mark Billige is CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners, elected to lead the consultancy with Andreas von der Gathen in 2019. During his 15-year career with the company, he grew the UK business as Managing Partner and served on the company’s global board.

Mark joined Simon-Kucher in 2006 in the firm’s London office. In 2010, he was elected into the partnership and was appointed UK Managing Partner one year later. Mark has gone on to be one of the world’s leading experts in pricing and monetization strategy, advising the CEOs and boards of UK businesses as well as the value creation teams of leading private equity firms. He is a regular commentator in the press and broadcast media on these topics as well as a guest lecturer for MBA programs at the world’s top business schools.

Mark started his career in the Telecoms, Media and Technology practice at PwC Consulting while qualifying as a chartered management accountant (ACMA). He subsequently moved into the telecoms industry, joining the corporate finance team at FLAG Telecom/Reliance Communications and eventually taking over as pricing manager.

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Dr. Andreas von der Gathen

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Andreas von der Gathen
Dr. Andreas von der Gathen
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Dr. Andreas von der Gathen

Dr. Andreas von der Gathen is CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners. Before he became CEO on January 1, 2020, he had already been working for Simon-Kucher for more than 20 years as a Partner. He founded and led the global Consumer Goods & Retail practice, specializing in sales organization, product pricing, and brand strategy for national and international clients in all stages of the consumer goods' value chain.

Andreas has carried out many projects with a variety of customers ranging from international and national ingredient suppliers to fast-moving consumer goods companies and retailers. In many of these projects he helped companies to improve their pricing with the ultimate goal of finding ways to increase profits. 

He has written two books on marketing and brand valuation and co-wrote the book Instruments for Strategic Analysis together with Hermann Simon, Simon-Kucher’s founder. He has published numerous articles on pricing, sales, and branding and is a frequent speaker on these issues at conferences and seminars.

Andreas studied business administration and economics at the University of Bochum and received his PhD for his work on brand management, valuation, and controlling. 

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Global offices
Simon-Kucher is a global consultancy with a clear focus on top-line growth. With more than 1,400 employees in 26 countries worldwide, we deliver measurable revenue and profit growth for clients from all industries and regions.
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