Gerald Klenner Egon Zehnder, Vienna
Gerald Klenner, based in Vienna, serves clients across various process industries: automotive, engineering, technology and general manufacturing as well as the international infrastructure and real estate sectors. He is also a trusted advisor to clients in transportation, logistics, wholesale, retail, and professional services across the D/A/CH region. Gerald is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Industrial and Services Practices.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Gerald worked at RHI, a global leader in advanced refractory products, where he was first responsible for Group Strategy Projects while located in Vienna, then led the North and South America business unit while located in Canada. Gerald subsequently returned to Vienna to serve as RHI’s Senior Vice President for Global Marketing & Technology. Previously, Gerald was a Partner with McKinsey & Company while based in the US, Germany, and Austria. With McKinsey, he was a core member of the global Energy, Metals & Chemical Practice and led the Energy Sector in Central Eastern Europe. In the course of his career, Gerald has gained extensive professional experience across Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, and also Asia.
Gerald earned an MSc in Process Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in fluid dynamics, both from the Technical University in Vienna. Gerald also earned a Master's degree in International Economics from Vienna University of Economics.