Christian Rosen


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Christian Rosen Egon Zehnder, Berlin


Christian Rosen leads Egon Zehnder’s global Automotive and Transportation Equipment Practice. He serves automotive and industrial clients throughout Europe as well as multinational clients in China, providing executive search across all functions. Christian is also active in Egon Zehnder’s CEO Practice, is a trusted advisor on talent strategy for security management, and provides executive assessment and development solutions including management appraisals, team effectiveness consulting, and accelerated integration support to executives transitioning into new roles. Also, Christian leads Egon Zehnder’s office in Berlin.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Christian was a Manager within Technical Engineering at Volkswagen, based in Wolfsburg, where he was responsible for managing global vehicle programs. Previously, Christian was a consultant with Boston Consulting Group in Berlin.

Christian earned a PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Berlin. He also studied Physics at the University of Bonn and at the University of Tennessee, in the US, as well as Business Administration at the FernUniversität Hagen. Christian is a lecturer at the EBS Executive Education.

News and Publications

Why the best automotive CEOs are bridge-builders

The automotive industry is facing change on a vast scale. CEOs in the sector need the skills to build bridges as well as cars, says Christian Rosen, leader of Egon Zehnder’s Global Automotive Practice Group.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur – Automotive Needs Bridge-builder CEOs

Digitalization is redefining the automotive industry and next generation CEOs need an entirely different profile to their predecessors, reports the German news agency dpa.

Digital Meets Metal: How Automotive OEMs Stay In The Driver’s Seat

Digital innovators from the Silicon Valley are noisily shaking up the automotive world. This has led some to wonder: Could outside players seize control of the automotive industry? Not likely. Traditional automotive companies have plenty of what it takes – digital abilities as well as deep engineering expertise. But make no mistake, we’re dealing with a two-speed marketplace.

Automotive and Transportation Equipment Practice Profile

The global automotive market is experiencing dramatic changes. New technologies such as connectivity and alternative powertrains as well as the dramatic shift of growth to emerging markets (especially China) offer attractive opportunities, but also significant challenges to the entire industry.

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Christian Rosen Egon Zehnder, Berlin


Christian Rosen

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