Chief Projects Officer
Head of UK and Ireland
Simon Clarke holds the dual role of MPK International’s Chief Projects Officer while also taking direct responsibility for our business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Simon is the person ultimately in charge of directing all program and project governance globally and ensure our project teams, regardless of client or geographical location are continuously aligned to the MPK global delivery framework.
His background in corporate strategy, management consulting and in-depth knowledge of establishing business relationships on behalf of clients in Russia and its bordering countries, provides MPK and our clients invaluable expertise in the region.
“Success in consulting starts with attitude,” Simon says.
“Twenty-five years in, I am still extremely passionate about doing great client work and developing teams. I have always made a habit of staying close to the action, working directly with clients and my own project teams. One of my top priorities is to utilize the collective expertise of every member of the MPK International team irrespective of where in the world they reside, to ensure our clients gain the full value and benefit of what we as a company can holistically provide.”
“The MPK value to our clients is not just the individuals working on their projects, but the sum of all our global team and expertise that is accessible to everyone we engage with.”
Two decades ago, prior to joining MPK, Simon began his career with consulting firm BCG. He was based in their Dallas office in the U.S., then in their office in Mexico City. Following periods with Gazprom in Russia and Uzbekistan, and Robert Bosch in the U.S., Simon found his way back to Europe where he takes up a senior role with MPK.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Industrial Management from Ulster University in Belfast. Simon is fluent in English and Russian.