Simon McDougall


Regional Leader EEMA at McKinsey Digital Labs

Simon McDougall is a Digital VP in McKinsey Dubai and the regional lead for McKinsey Digital Labs (MDL) in Middle East, Africa and Central/Eastern Europe/CIS. Simon leads the region across all disciplines in Digital: Design, Digitization, Data and Agile Transformation. He rejoined the firm to lead MDL in the region after 2 years away running a venture capital accelerator for technology startups.

Prior to that he spent 8 years at McKinsey and was Associate Partner and a leader in the Business Technology Office in Canada (Montreal), where he served a broad range of clients on technology operating models,
cybersecurity and lean operations.

In his early career, Simon followed his passion for digital topics and mixed his work to develop expertise both as a software developer at Kaydara, and as a business consultant at Deloitte. Simon graduated at University of Montreal for his Bachelor, before following an MBA course at Queen’s University of Kingston.