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Jochen Günnewig

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Jochen Günnewig is active in the firm’s Industrial, Services, Financial Officers, Supply Chain, and Board Consulting practices, in addition to the Family Business Advisory. He works closely with large multinationals as well as with small and midsized family-owned companies across the industrial sector, with particular specialization in machinery and engineering, technical services, construction, steel, and automotive. Jochen also provides executive and nonexecutive director searches as well as board effectiveness consulting.

I find it fascinating to work with engineering-driven leadership teams to support the creation of inspiring high-performance cultures.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Jochen was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company in Cologne, Germany, supporting clients in the automotive, engineering, and chemical industries with performance transformation, product development, purchasing, and distribution. He began his career as a Research Associate at the Institute for Automatic Control Systems of RWTH Aachen University.

Jochen earned an MSc (with honors) from RWTH Aachen and Michigan State University, a PhD in engineering from the Institute for Automatic Control at RWTH Aachen, and a degree in industrial engineering from Fernuniversität Hagen. In his free time, he is passionate about good food and wine, relaxing on Majorca, sailing around the Mediterranean, skiing, and running.

Jochen Günnewig berät Klienten bei der Besetzung von Führungspositionen, insbesondere im Industrie- und Technologieumfeld. Neben der Suche nach geeigneten Persönlichkeiten für Vorstand und Aufsichtsrat unterstützt Jochen Günnewig Unternehmen dabei, die Arbeit dieser Gremien effizienter zu gestalten. Dabei konzentriert er sich vor allem auf die Segmente Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Bauwesen, Stahl- und Prozessindustrie, Automobilzulieferer, Industrielle Dienstleistungen und Private Equity. Jochen Günnewig gehört den Praxisgruppen Industrial, Financial Officers und Board Consulting an. Zudem engagiert er sich in der globalen Family Business Advisory.

Vor seiner Zeit bei Egon Zehnder war Jochen Günnewig Associate Partner bei McKinsey & Company. Vom Kölner Büro des Unternehmens aus beriet er Klienten aus der Automobil- und Chemiebranche sowie aus dem Maschinenbau in den Bereichen Performance Transformation, Produktentwicklung, Einkauf und Vertrieb. Seine berufliche Laufbahn begann er als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Regelungstechnik der RWTH Aachen.

Jochen Günnewig promovierte in Ingenieurwissenschaften an der RWTH Aachen, wo er zuvor ein Studium zum Diplomingenieur mit Auszeichnung abschloss; einen Teil seines Studiums verbrachte er an der Michigan State University in den Vereinigten Staaten. An der Fernuniversität Hagen erwarb er zudem einen Abschluss als Wirtschaftsingenieur.

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