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Gesa-Kristina Petersen

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Based in Hamburg, Gesa-Kristina Petersen is part of both Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications and Human Resources practices. Clients value her evidence-based reasoning as well as her psychological expertise to unravel complex situations and identify effective strategies to help them to achieve their goals. Gesa is also passionate about fostering sustainability across businesses.

I’m energized by strategic challenges and authentic interactions, and find it deeply fulfilling to help leaders make sound decisions that help them and their teams grow.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Gesa was associate director for pricing and profit management Europe at Wayfair, where she drove cutting-edge technology-based solutions. Earlier in her career, she worked as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, was an assistant professor for Behavioral Finance in LMU Munich’s School of Management, and a psychology lecturer. Gesa started her career as a systemic consultant for a Munich-based boutique consultancy.

Gesa earned a BSc, MSc, and PhD in psychology and a BSc in business administration from LMU Munich, with research stays abroad at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a certified team supervisor and coach. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Gesa is passionate about hiking, swimming, backcountry skiing and sports in general. She participated in the German national Gymnastics Championships.

Gesa-Kristina Petersen ist bei Egon Zehnder in Hamburg in den Praxisgruppen Technology & Communications und HR tätig. Klienten schätzen ihre evidenzbasierte Argumentation sowie ihr psychologisches Wissen, um komplexe Situationen zu entschlüsseln und die richtigen Strategien zur Erreichung ihrer Ziele zu identifizieren. Gesa-Kristina Petersen setzt sich zudem leidenschaftlich für die Förderung von Nachhaltigkeit in Unternehmen ein.

Bevor sie zu Egon Zehnder kam, war Gesa-Kristina Petersen Associate Director für Pricing und Profit Management Europe bei Wayfair, wo sie innovative technologiebasierte Lösungen vorantrieb. Zuvor arbeitete sie als Strategieberaterin bei der Boston Consulting Group, war Assistenzprofessorin für Behavioral Finance an der LMU München und Dozentin für Psychologie. Gesa-Kristina Petersen begann ihre Karriere als systemische Beraterin bei einer spezialisierten Münchner Organisationsberatung.

Gesa-Kristina Petersen hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Betriebswirtschaftslehre sowie ein Diplom und eine Promotion in Psychologie von der LMU München mit Forschungsaufenthalten an der University of Toronto, Kanada. Zudem ist sie zertifizierte Team-Supervisorin und Coachin. Außerhalb ihrer Arbeit verbringt sie gerne Zeit mit ihrer Familie und Freunden. Gesa-Kristina Petersen ist eine begeisterte Wanderin, Schwimmerin, Skitourengeherin und Sportlerin im Allgemeinen. Sie hat an den Deutschen Meisterschaften im Turnen teilgenommen.

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