Simon Meier

Head of BII Plus

Simon Meier is the Director of BII Plus, BII’s in-house Technical Assistance Facility, which supports portfolio and pipeline companies as well as wider market development initiatives in Africa and Asia.

Before joining BII, Simon was Senior Vice President at Konexa, a Shell Foundation spin-off, pioneering an integrated energy distribution model in Nigeria that combines grid with off-grid technologies. Prior to that, Simon founded Elevate Strategies, a strategy and research firm focused on accelerating market-based solutions to development challenges. Previously, he was an Associate Director in both FSG’s Geneva and Mumbai offices where he led engagements with multinational corporations, donor agencies and foundations across a wide range of issue areas including access to energy, finance, and global health.

Simon started his career working for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Berlin. He holds a BA and MA in International Relations and Governance from the University of St. Gallen, and an MSc in International Management from the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS).