Hermann Simon is Honorary Chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners. He is an expert in strategy, marketing and pricing. He was a professor at the Universities of Mainz and Bielefeld, and a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, Stanford, London Business School, INSEAD, Keio University in Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1995 to 2009 he was CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners.
His books include the worldwide bestsellers Hidden Champions (1996) and Power Pricing (1997), as well as Manage for Profit, Not for Market Share (2006). His book Hidden Champions of the 21st Century, Success Strategies of Unknown World Market Leaders (2009) investigates the strategies of little known market leaders. His book Confessions of the Pricing Man was published in 2015 and Price Management, the US version of his leading German textbook, in 2017.