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Joyce Gesing

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Joyce Gesing, based in Düsseldorf, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial practice with particular focuses on machinery and plant engineering, aerospace, shipping, defence and industrial goods and services. She enjoys working for small- and mid-sized family businesses in Germany but also serves international listed and private equity owned companies with great passion. She is active in our Human Resources and Financial Officer practices and supports clients across industries with filling leadership positions in this area. Joyce combines her experience in organizational and transformational projects with a holistic approach to finding and developing leaders. She is especially passionate about instilling a culture of diversity and inclusion in leadership teams.

I am deeply convinced that the right leadership is essential for implementing great concepts and solutions and achieving lasting change. My passion is supporting the selection and placement of strong, inspiring leaders.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Joyce held various leadership roles at thyssenkrupp AG, including CEO Global Shared Services (HR, Finance/Purchasing, IT, Real Estate) and Head of Strategy at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, the plant engineering division. As part of this role, she also supported several strategic sales projects in the shipping & defence business. Before that she worked as Partner at McKinsey & Co. in Düsseldorf, London and Frankfurt, advising international clients in a variety of industries on crisis and financial management, organization and strategy.

Joyce launched her career at KPMG in Frankfurt and Santiago de Chile. During this time, Joyce also earned a PhD from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. Before this, Joyce studied applied mathematics and business administration at the Technical University of Clausthal, including a research semester at the University of Alcalá in Spain.

Joyce Gesing ist Beraterin im Düsseldorfer Büro von Egon Zehnder und gehört der Industrial Praxisgruppe an. Dabei fokussiert sie sich insbesondere auf Anlagen- und Maschinenbau, Luft- und Raumfahrt, Schifffahrt und Verteidigung sowie Industriegüter und -services. Joyce Gesing arbeitet intensiv mit kleinen und mittelständischen Familienunternehmen, berät aber auch internationale börsennotierte und Private Equity Portfoliounternehmen in verschiedenen Executive Search und Leadership Advisory Mandaten. Sie ist ein aktives Mitglied unserer Human Resources und Financial Officers Praxisgruppen und begleitet Klienten verschiedener Industrien bei der Besetzung von Führungspositionen in diesem Bereich. Joyce Gesing kombiniert ihre Erfahrung in strategischen Organisations-, Kultur- und Transformationsprojekten mit einem ganzheitlichen Ansatz zur Besetzung und Entwicklung von Top-Führungskräften. Die Förderung von Diversity und Inklusion in Führungsteams ist ihr ein besonders Anliegen.

Vor ihrem Eintritt bei Egon Zehnder hatte Joyce Gesing bei der thyssenkrupp AG diverse Führungsrollen inne, darunter jene des Head of Global Shared Services (HR, Finanzen/Einkauf, IT und Real Estate) sowie die der Strategiechefin bei der thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, der Anlagenbausparte des Konzerns. Im Rahmen dieser Rolle begleitete sie auch verschiedene strategische Vertriebsprojekte im Bereich Schifffahrt und Verteidigung. Als Partnerin bei McKinsey & Company in Düsseldorf, London und Frankfurt beriet sie davor internationale Klienten zu Fragen auf den Gebieten Krisen- und Finanzmanagement, Organisation und Strategie. Ihre berufliche Laufbahn begann sie bei KPMG in Frankfurt und Santiago de Chile.

Joyce Gesing hat Wirtschaftsmathematik und Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der TU Clausthal studiert und erlangte einen Doktortitel an der WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

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