Jörg Ritter, based in Berlin, coleads Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory Practice and is active in the firm’s CEO and Board Consulting practices. He advises family-owned and family-controlled companies on recruitment for senior management and supervisory roles. Jörg also counsels clients in top-level succession planning and family-business governance.
I strive to understand the challenges family businesses face and find governance and leadership solutions that ensure their success.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Jörg was a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company. Previously, he was a consultant and Assistant to the Executive Board at the Federal Trust Agency, Treuhand, in Berlin and led the competition policy subdivision at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Jörg has an MA and PhD in economics from the Berlin School of Economics. He is a Professor of Human Resources & Leadership at Quadriga University Berlin, where he established an executive MBA program focused on young executives in family-owned or family-controlled companies. When not working, he is involved in numerous nonprofits and enjoys architecture, art, and spending time with his four grandchildren.