NEWS4 December 2012

Simon-Kucher adds six international partners

People UK

UK — Simon-Kucher & Partners has appointed six new international partners to be based in offices outside the company’s headquarters in Germany. They will report to co-CEOs Georg Tacke and Klaus Hilleke from 1 January.

The new partners are James Brown (pictured top) and Sebastian Strasmann (below) in London; Joshua Bloom in San Francisco, Hong-May Cheng in Amsterdam, Michael Kuehn in New York and David Vidal in Paris.

Brown will specialise in B2B contract pricing, sales force and pricing interaction. Prior to joining the agency he worked in pricing for car rental firm Hertz and electronics firm Ricoh. Strasmann, who will also work from the firm’s Cologne office, will specialise in the construction, commodity and building technology sectors in Europe, the US and Asia.

Bloom will specialise in marketing, pricing and sales, Cheng in developing new business and portfolio concepts, value-based pricing strategies and value selling, Kuehn in strategic marketing, international pricing and reimbursement strategies as well as the pharmaceutical retail market and Vidal in value management, strategic pricing, marketing, and pricing optimisation.

The new recruits raise the total number of company partners to 63.