Thorsten Gerhard, based in Stuttgart, leads Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and is active in the Board Practice. He has deep expertise in the global energy sector and also works with automotive, equipment, machinery, and industrial technology companies. He advises on CEO succession and executive recruitment for listed companies, family-owned businesses, and private equity portfolio companies. Thorsten also provides accelerated integration support to executives transitioning into new roles.
I feel great responsibility and gain energy from impacting people and organizations and seeing how the dots are connected at companies.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Thorsten held numerous management positions at Arthur D. Little where he worked with clients in Europe and Asia in the energy, process and automotive sectors.
Thorsten earned a PhD and an MA in business administration from the University of Göttingen and was a Research Fellow at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Outside of work, Thorsten spends as much time as possible in the Swiss Alps and loves exploring the world with his family. He also enjoys sports and classic cars.