Dr. Simone Jacobi is the director of talent assessment at McKinsey & Co. She and the Talent Assessment Center of Excellence set the standards and give guidance on candidate selection topics globally for all roles hired into McKinsey.
Simone has spent most of her 20 years at McKinsey in talent assessment with an increasing scope, including broadening the roles her team supports as well as expanding into digitized assessment tools. She also leads the Talent Assessment COE’s work with McKinsey’s new Game-Based Innovations Lab.
Prior to her assessment roles, Simone was a McKinsey consultant in Europe, serving clients on a range of topics in the consumer goods and automotive industry.
Simone has a dual European management degree from the University of Lancaster (UK) and Reutlingen (Germany) and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Leadership from the University of Lünenburg (Germany).