Sven Michaelis, based in Hamburg, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice in Germany and has deep expertise in semiconductors, the Internet of Things, and electronics as well as CleanTech/renewable energy. He advises clients on senior IT, business process, and operations leader recruitment. Sven works with companies of all sizes in organizational design, digital transformation, management appraisal, and leadership development. He also supports executives transitioning into new roles. He is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications and Industrial practices.
Learning about a wide variety of business issues, people, and organizational challenges makes me feel like I’m on a nonstop journey of discovery. The trust and confidence clients place in us is truly rewarding.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sven was an Engagement Manager and Consultant at McKinsey & Company, based in Hamburg and Detroit. Previously, he was a Product Development Engineer at Infineon Technologies/Siemens Semiconductors in Munich and developed MEMS-based sensors for automotive and mobile communication applications.
Sven earned an MSc in electrical engineering and a PhD in microelectronics/MEMS from University of Bremen. Outside of work, he and his wife are busy trying to keep up with their three sons and their passion for sports. The family loves traveling across North America and exploring new places.