Theo Jan Simons is a Partner in the Cologne office of McKinsey. He has over 20 years of consulting experience supporting clients in the chemicals and energy industry with focus on downstream (refining, marketing & sales, trading), petrochemicals and materials (e.g. feedstock conversion, plastics, coatings, catalyst and process technology). He has also worked extensively in Mining and Healthcare.
He is the leader of McKinsey's global petrochemical service line and founder of Chemical Insights. He also leads McKinsey's plastic recycling initiative.
Before joining McKinsey, TJ was a partner at Arthur D. Little and Accenture. He spent his early career working in R&D and technology management, operations and business development at Shell Chemicals in Europe and Asia.
He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology with a major in Polymer Engineering