Simons, T. J.

McKinsey & Co., Cologne, Germany

Theo Jan Simons is a Partner in McKinsey’s Cologne, Germany office and leader of McKinsey’s petrochemicals service line. He helps executives in the chemical and petrochemical industry worldwide with setting their strategic direction, making mergers and acquisitions and on improving all aspects of their operations. He holds an MSc degree in chemical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Business Trends: How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry

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