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Werner Penk

Global managing partner, Technology Practice, Heidrick & Struggles Intl.

Company Info: Heidrick & Struggles Intl.

Web site:

Address: Grosse Bleichen 21, , 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: 49 40 340 5770


Advice: Continuous change is the value add.

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Experienced manager, close to a sector competence with an outstanding track record and high personal commitment.

Sector specialization: Information Technology, Hardware, Software Services, Semiconductor; Telecommunications; Clean Technology; Functional leaders related to technology (CIO, BPS, Managed Services)

Job function specialization: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing, Chief Information Officer

Geographical Focus: Global

Companies I often recruit for: N/A

Favorite historical figure: Albert Schweitzer, "the doctor from Lambaréné," who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952.

Education: Diplom Volkswirt, Macro Economic Studies; Bachelor of Business Administration

Languages: German (native), English

Employment history: Heidrick & Struggles, Global Managing Partner, Technology Practice 2008, Russell Reynolds Associates, 2000-2007; Managing Partner; Micrologica AG, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, 1999?2000; Siemens AG, VP Component Systems, 1998-1999; Siemens Nixdorf, Country Manager Germany, 1993-1998

Other interests: My family and sports

Professional/Membership Affiliations: Member of the Überseeclub Hamburg

Experience in executive search consulting: 8 years

High Profile Placement: N/A

Other paths I might have pursued: Executive role in the IT/telco environment

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Clean technology to secure a world worth living in, in balance with economic growth.

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