Simon Arbuthnot becomes SE's new Partner and Managing Director in the UK

October 12, 2021

Our journey of expansion continues! From now on, Simon Arbuthnot will assume the role as new Partner and Managing Director of SE in the UK. With more than 25 years of international automotive and industry experience, Simon will be able to leverage his expertise in growth and transformation strategies for clients in the mobility industry and further strengthen our presence in the UK. With an automotive corporate strategy, marketing & sales background, Simon increasingly focused on the consulting profession and eventually became Managing Director Europe at Ricardo Strategic Consulting. He is regarded as a highly effective communicator and excellent leader.


“Traditional OEMs and suppliers were already struggling with the technical and commercial issues around de-carbonisation and now they are facing unprecedented pressures, as the world comes out of COVID lockdowns, and from new entrants and new mobility formats that were not even under consideration ten years ago,” says Simon Arbuthnot, “this is why the automotive industry will become much more complex in the future. Together with SE, I am looking forward to providing clients clarity and executable, targeted strategies.”