Jens-Thomas Pietralla


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Jens-Thomas Pietralla
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Jens-Thomas Pietralla


Jens-Thomas leads the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners in Europe and serves as Global Head of the Industrial and Natural Resources Sector. In this capacity, he leads the firm’s business with clients in Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Capital & Electrical Goods, Chemicals, Energy and Industrial Services. Jens-Thomas helps companies build superior boards and advises his clients on leadership matters, succession planning and strategy. Recent work includes a number of CEO, CFO and other CxO positions, as well as chairman and non-executive director roles for listed and private equity-owned companies around the globe. He is based in Munich.

Previous Experience


Jens-Thomas joined Russell Reynolds Associates after four years as President and CEO of private equity-owned Navico Holding, a global market leader in marine electronics with 2,500 staff on three continents. He was responsible for establishing the company through multiple acquisitions, defining strategy and creating a family of brands under the Navico umbrella, resulting in enhanced management, operations, and product offerings to develop the most profitable, globally-integrated player in the industry. Earlier in his career, Jens-Thomas was Chief Marketing Officer at Siemens, where he significantly increased the global unaided brand awareness. He began his career at McKinsey & Company, spending six years as a management consultant in New York and Munich.

Education & Affiliations


Jens-Thomas holds a BSc in physics and mathematics and an MSc in physics from the University of Ulm in Germany. He currently serves on the board of Reimann Investors KGaA. Previously, Jens-Thomas held Chairman roles at Torqeedo GmbH (electro mobility) and Ocivan Invest AS, as well as serving as a non-executive director on the Navico Holding AS board.

EXPERTISE

Private Equity, Industrial, Automotive/Mobility, Industrial Goods, Operations & Supply Chain Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Assessment, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Global Supply Chain, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning


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Jens-Thomas Pietralla