Simon Rees leads Boston Consulting Group’s Corporate Finance & Strategy practice in the Great Lakes region of North America. He also leads the firm’s work in digital strategy in North America. In addition, he is a key driver of the firm’s work in industrial services growth—and has a leadership role in BCG’s Center for Climate Action.

Simon works with clients across the industrial sector, including the adjacent medical devices space. He has particularly deep expertise with machinery clients, including those in the automotive, off-highway, aerospace, industrial automation, and building technology industries, as well as general machinery and components. He is also experienced in building materials, chemicals, and industrial distribution.

His work covers, among other things, digitization, the intersection of services growth and digital, operating model transformation as it relates to enabling digital, end-to-end M&A support, and through-cycle margin improvement programs to support competitive position and fund growth efforts.

Simon is co-leader of BCG's Pride Network. Prior to joining BCG, he worked in investment banking, managing M&A activities for a set of infrastructure funds at Macquarie Bank in London.


  • Business unit strategy
  • Corporate strategy
  • Growth strategy
  • Digital strategy
  • Digital transformation
  • M&A/due diligence
  • Industrial services growth
  • Operating model transformation and high performance operating systems
  • Margin improvement programs


  • MBA, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • BSc, economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Deep Expertise, Broad Experience