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Simon, Anne

Executive Director, Soroptimist International of Europe, Switzerland SI Convention Director Programme and Planning

Anne Simon has over twenty years of experience in management consulting, strategy design, global communication, external affairs and C-Suite counselling. Prior to joining Soroptimist International of Europe as its Executive Director, Anne worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in several countries, leading major consulting projects for international clients in the area of thought-leadership, positioning strategies, and socioeconomic studies.

As Director of the PwC Middle East Intelligence and Research Unit for several years, she specialised in designing strategic research programs, methods and surveys for both the private and public sectors and conducted major socio-economic researches in the area of economic development, education and gender. Prior to Dubai, Anne Simon worked in New York as the Director of PwC Global External Affairs leading numerous partnerships including those with the World Economic Forum and Davos, the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD), the UN Global Compact, WBCSD etc.

Amongst other publications, she is the co-author of the Arab Women Leadership Outlook 2009-2011, a pioneer report on issues and challenges facing Arab Women. She earned a Bachelor's in Economics and an MSc in Public Policy and Management at the University of London (SOAS). Anne is a member of the SI Club Geneva-Rhône.