Theo Jan Simons leads McKinsey global petrochemicals practice group. For more than twenty years, TJ has offered consulting support to a broad range of companies in the chemicals and energy sectors. Prior to consulting, he worked with Shell Chemicals.
He is the founder and co-leader of Chemical Insight, McKinsey’s advanced analytics team focused on developing deep insights into petrochemicals markets and economics including cost curves, price setting mechanisms, global trade flow and regional value pools. He has launched and leads McKinsey knowledge initiative on plastics recycling, and now working with companies and associations as they work towards a circular economy.