After earning his German dual Master’s degrees in Management and Industrial Engineering, Joern started his career in the German automotive industry as a test engineer and later as a technical marketing assistant.
After receiving an MBA from Boston University, Joern entered the world of management consulting, first in the Detroit automotive center with a global consulting firm, followed by a leadership position with a boutique automotive engineering and consulting firm with extensive international assignments in Japan, Korea, France, Germany, the UK and the US.
Before joining EY-Parthenon, Joern led the Detroit office of a consulting firm and was the chairman of another firm’s Global Automotive & Manufacturing Industry Board.
How Joern is building a better working world
“I am building a better working world through my focus on products and technology and operational excellence in the context of long-term enterprise growth. I advise my clients to reduce ‘waste’ in all aspects of business. This ranges from verifying the effective recall of products by my clients to protecting their consumers from harm; and from ESG-driven due diligence in alignment with operational excellence to encouraging companies to maximize their results with minimal impact to the environment.”