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Simon Owen

Deloitte is a WEPs CEO Leadership Award Winner
CEO, Deloitte Switzerland

About the award:
WEPs CEO Award 2016 for Business Case for Action
Recognizes a company for using concrete data to drive a cross-cutting gender equality strategy throughout business operations.
Deloitte UK, the business advisory firm, has taken bold steps to combine targeted actions with cultural change to improve gender diversity; the firm is clear that long-term and sustainable change will only happen when the two are combined. In July 2015 it publicly reported its gender pay gap, which showed that its gap stands at 17.8% whilst its ‘in grade’ gap (looking at pay parity for those at the same level in the organisation) stands at around 1.5%. This gave Deloitte the opportunity to show its people and those outside the firm that its challenge is about the number of women it has in senior positions in our firm, rather than parity of pay. To tackle this issue it implemented a range of initiatives to increase the number of women it recruits (at both an entry and experienced-hire level) ensuring that development opportunities are clear, relevant and bespoke to the individual, as well as providing a working environment that enables women to balance a successful career with family life.

About Simon Owen:
Simon is the CEO for Deloitte AG (Switzerland) leading a fast growing Audit & Advisory practice serving both global and national clients in an increasingly important region for Deloitte’s global network. He gives particular focus to investing in innovative service offerings, local and global collaboration and the talent agenda. He has been with Deloitte for nearly 20 years, over 15 of which have been as a Partner, and maintains a market facing role as the Lead Client Service Partner for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical organisation headquartered in Switzerland. He has previously held leadership roles for the firm relating to Innovation and Risk Advisory across EMEA and is a member of the Deloitte LLP Executive.

Simon is trained as a risk professional and spent seven years working for an investment / retail bank prior to joining Deloitte. He is an alumni of Warwick University (MBA), Royal Holloway (MSc) and Kingston (BA).