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The ground is shifting under insurers’ feet: geopolitics, macro-economics, technology, consumer behavior. Uncertainty is everywhere, yet actions need to be taken, strategies decided and delivered.

Simon Woods

EY EMEIA Financial Services Insurance Strategy Leader, EY Global Financial Services IBOR Lead

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

Simon leads a number of EY strategic services within Financial Services in EMEIA and across the globe, including IBOR Transition and COVID-19 for Insurance.

Building on 15 years of investment banking experience, Simon blends a strategic corporate finance mindset with deep technical and operational insights.

He advises large multinational financial services and private equity clients on strategic projects, such as COVID-19 responses; IBOR transition; Brexit; capital allocation and optimization; and corporate finance activity, including the investor story and M&A.

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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