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Simon Woods

EY EMEIA IBOR Transition Lead

Senior advisor to board-level executives in financial services. Business leader within EY. Industry thought leader. Passionate about having the courage to challenge conventions and foster innovation.

Simon leads EY’s IBOR Transition business in EMEIA, as well as EY’s insurance optimisation business globally. Simon holds senior account coverage roles for a number of EY’s largest insurance clients across Europe.

Building on 15 years of investment banking experience, he blends a strategic corporate finance mindset with deep technical and operational insights. He advises large multinational financial services clients on strategic projects, including Brexit implications, improving business footprint, capital optimization and corporate finance activity.

Simon earned an MA in philosophy, politics and economics from Balliol College, University of Oxford.

How Simon is building a better working world

“In my work with EY teams, I help insurance clients deliver on their purpose: to provide risk capacity to people and firms, and to invest in businesses and the economy. We support innovation, allowing new investment opportunities and improving capital supporting risk capacity. This directly benefits the real economy. Companies can finance their business and growth. Individuals and firms can carry on with confidence they are protected from a range of risks.”

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