Jan C. Cron
Jan C. Cron specializes in senior executive assignments for clients across the Technology and Industrial Goods Sectors with a special focus in technology on Mobile & Convergence and Software. Jan is also member of our Digital Transformation as well as Middle East Practice. Based in Munich, he serves international clients in identifying and assessing the top leadership teams for their organizations.
Recent Client Experience
Jan's recent assignments included the placement of a CTO and Managing Director for an online business, an EMEA President and Country CEOs for international technology resellers, Business Unit and Area Vice Presidents for leading IT system integrators, as well as a CTO for a digital broadcasting group in Europe. Jan has conducted a range of international leadership assessment assignments to help clients mitigate risks associated with senior level succession.
Jan joined Russell Reynolds Associates from Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Dubai (UAE). There, he was Head of the Middle East and Africa Region, responsible for pre-sales, sales, project implementation and services for all mobile and fixed communication infrastructure in 68 countries. Jan was member of the Supervisory Board of NSN in Germany and Chairman of the NSN Joint Ventures in South Africa and Kuwait. Prior to this, Jan held various leadership roles within different business units of Siemens Communications, based in either the Middle East or Europe, with Siemens Corporation in New York as well as with the Siemens Corporate HQ in Munich. Jan began his career at Sentrachem, a chemical company, based in Johannesburg where he served as a management consultant.
Jan received his Doctorate (Dr. rer.pol.) on the role of German multinational corporations in the Republic of South Africa's development process from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa, and his M.B.A. (Diplom Kaufmann) from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. He is fluent in German and English.
Industrial, Technology, Industrial Goods, Software, Mobile and Communications, Technology Officers, Digital Leadership, Assessment, Digital