Jens Riedel, based in Berlin, focuses on financial services and professional services. He coleads the Risk Management segment of Egon Zehnder’s global Financial Services Practice. A trusted advisor in senior leadership development and an experienced executive coach, Jens conducts management appraisals and provides accelerated integration support to leaders transitioning into new roles.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Jens was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked mainly for clients in the banking, insurance, and reinsurance industries on projects ranging from strategy development to reorganization, as well as major organizational development projects across industries. He was also part of BCG’s Strategy Institute with a focus on long-term business trends, such as the relevance of cultural differences. Jens started his career with DaimlerBenz, where he was a member of the International Management Associate Program engaged in projects in the U.S., Germany, and China. He also served as a speechwriter for the CEO and was in a line role for passenger car sales strategy.
Jens earned an MA in economics from the University of Tübingen and also studied at SUNY-Stony Brook and at the New School for Social Research in the U.S. He earned a PhD in business administration from Technical University Berlin, where he focused on the impact of coaching on executives. Jens also holds a coaching certificate in individual psychology.
He serves on the advisory board of the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation, an association of German Chief Risk Officers and relevant consultants dedicated to improving risk management practices in Germany.