The global strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners has elected Mark Billige and Dr. Andreas von der Gathen as new Chief Executive Officers with effect from January 1, 2020.
9 July, 2019 – On January 1, 2020, Mark Billige, from the UK, and Dr. Andreas von der Gathen, from Germany, will take over leadership of the global strategy and pricing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners as Co-CEOs for the next five years. The 114 Partners of the company elected them at their global Partner Meeting in Atlanta at the end of June. Billige (40) and von der Gathen (51) succeed Dr. Georg Tacke (60), who has been the company’s CEO since 2009 and will step down at the end of his term in December.
Mark Billige has been with the company since 2006. He currently heads the London office and manages the consultancy’s UK business. He advises clients from the internet, tech, media, and software industries and leads business with many of the company’s private equity clients.
Dr. Andreas von der Gathen has been with Simon-Kucher for 20 years and is based in the company’s head office in Bonn. As global head of the Consumer Goods & Retail practice, he has built up and currently leads one of the firm’s largest industry practices. Both Billige and von der Gathen are Partners and members of Simon-Kucher’s board.