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Wasko Rothmann


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Wasko Rothmann is consultant in our Berlin office and active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial practice (with a focus on the automotive & mobility) as well as in Media, Public & Social Sector practices. In particular, he works at the interface between traditional industries and the technology sector (“Auto-Tech”, “HR-Tech”). Across industries, he specializes on CEO and CHRO positions. Clients also value Wasko as an experienced consultant in the field of Leadership Solutions: in top team and leadership development, in executive assessments or in culture-shaping leadership programs.

One of the biggest challenges that leaders face is recognizing their organization’s strengths and cultivating them to produce outstanding results. I’m excited to help them achieve this.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Wasko was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company. He worked on digital and agile transformation, HR and organization, and the future of work. Prior to that, he spent several years researching and teaching at various universities in the field of management and organization. Early on in his career, he worked in the media and cultural business.

Wasko earned degrees as Master of Science in business administration, Master of Arts in philosophy and in literature, and a PhD in Strategic Management & Organization. He is particularly interested in new technologies and economic development in the new federal states of Germany. Outside work, Wasko enjoys going to the theater, hiking and skiing in the mountains, and spending time by the sea with his wife and two children.

Wasko Rothmann ist Berater im Berliner Büro von Egon Zehnder und gehört den Praxisgruppen Industrial (mit einem Schwerpunkt auf dem Segment Automotive und Mobility), Medien und dem öffentlichen Sektor an. Branchenübergreifend ist er spezialisiert auf die Besetzung von CEO- und CHRO-Positionen. Er arbeitet insbesondere an der Schnittstelle zwischen klassischen Industrien und der Technologiebranche („Auto-Tech“, „HR-Tech“). Klienten schätzen Wasko Rothmann zudem als erfahrenen Berater im Bereich Leadership Solutions: im Top-Team- und Leadership-Development, bei Executive Assessments oder in Culture-Shaping-Leadership-Programmen.

Vor seiner Zeit bei Egon Zehnder war Wasko Rothmann Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company. Seine Themen umfassten digitale und agile Transformation, HR und Organisation sowie die Zukunft der Arbeit, ebenfalls mit einem Fokus auf Industrie- und Tech-Unternehmen. Zuvor hat er an diversen Universitäten und Hochschulen Management unterrichtet und im Bereich Unternehmensführung und Organisation geforscht. Erste Karrierestationen waren im Medien- und Kulturbereich.

Wasko Rothmann erwarb einen Abschluss als Diplom-Kaufmann, einen Magister in Literaturwissenschaften und Philosophie und promovierte in Wirtschaftswissenschaften zu Fragen des strategischen Managements. Sein besonderes Interesse gehört neuen Technologien sowie der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung in den neuen Bundesländern.

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