Jan C. Cron specializes in senior executive assignments for clients across the Industrial/Natural Resources and Technology sectors. A special focus in Technology is on Communications & Convergence, Hardware and Software. Jan is also member of our Middle East practice.
Recent Client Experience
Jan's recent assignments included the recruitment of a CEO and Account CTO for an international Telco Player, a Head of Sales Operations for a global consumer devices company, a CFO, Area VP and Global IT director for an international mining services firm, and a VP Sales as well as country manager for a leading SW & IT player. Jan is an integral part of several global client relationship teams.
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.