Jan C. Cron
Dr. Jan C. Cron specializes in senior executive assignments for clients across the Technology and Industrial Sectors, with a special focus on Mobile & Convergence and Software. He also leads the firm’s Munich office and is a member of the Digital Transformation and Middle East Practices. Jan serves international clients in identifying and assessing the top leadership teams for their organizations, as well as helping mitigate succession risks and advising on M&A and transformational change. Recent assignments include the recruitment of a Chief Digital Officer for a telecom operator, a CEO for a German state-owned enterprise, heads of enterprise and consumer sales in European TMT, and a CTO and Managing Director for an online business.
Jan joined Russell Reynolds Associates from Nokia Siemens Networks in Dubai. As Head of the Middle East and Africa Region, he was responsible for pre-sales, sales, project implementation and services for all mobile and fixed communication infrastructure in 68 countries. Jan was also a member of the company’s Supervisory Board in Germany and Chairman of Joint Ventures in South Africa and Kuwait. Prior to this, Jan held various leadership roles within different business units of Siemens Communications in the Middle East and Europe, with Siemens Corporation in New York, and with Siemens Corporate HQ in Munich.
Jan received his Doctorate from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa, and his MBA from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He speaks fluent German and English.
Industrial, Technology, Industrial Goods, Software, Mobile and Communications, Technology Officers, Digital Leadership, Assessment, Digital