Axel Kersten

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Freiberuflich, Owner | Executive Coach (PCC) | Leadership Facilitator, Axel Kersten Consulting

Bonn, Germany


Culture Change
Organisationsentwicklung in Unternehmen und öffent
Leadership Development
Loop Approach Fellow
Executive Coaching
Employee Engagement
Change Management
Employer Branding
Talent Management
Strategieentwicklung und -umsetzung
Internationalisierung von Hochschulen


Professional experience for Axel Kersten

  • Current 11 years, since Jan 2013

    Vice President / Engagement Leader / Senior Consultant

    Senn Delaney (now part of Heidrick Consulting)

    Senn Delaney was the first company to focus exclusively on transforming cultures. We work with large companies to help them creating healthy, high-performance cultures.

  • Current 11 years and 4 months, since Sep 2012

    Owner | Executive Coach (PCC) | Leadership Facilitator

    Axel Kersten Consulting

    • Process and project facilitation in complex situations, e.g. in global change projects, matrix reorganisations or post-merger integrations • Developing high-performance teams and organisations • Implementation of HR-processes and -tools • Coaching und workshops on people management, change management, and personal effectiveness.

  • Current


    Internationale DAAD Akademie

    Seminare und Weiterbildungen zum Thema Veränderungsmanagement, Startegieentwicklung und Internationalisierung an Hochschulen

  • Current


    International University Bad Honnef


  • 4 years and 1 month, May 2009 - May 2013


    Deutsche Universität für Weiterbildung

  • 2 years, Sep 2010 - Aug 2012

    Vice President Learning and Development

    T-Mobile Netherlands

    Responsible for performance management, personal and organisational development, training & learning, change and transformation management and culture shaping. Launched and managed several new programs. Full budget responsibility. Headed a team of senior advisors and consulted senior executives. Was part of the T-Mobile Leadership team ("Top 30").

  • 7 years, Sep 2005 - Aug 2012

    Dozent für Kooperation und Motivation in Unternehmen

    WHU - Lehrstuhl für Organisationstheorie

  • 3 years and 10 months, Nov 2006 - Aug 2010

    Vice President Talent and Performance Management

    T-Mobile International AG / Deutsche Telekom AG

    Responsible for strategic positioning and international steering of performance management and personal development. 2006-2008 also responsible for employer branding and global employee surveys. Full budget responsibility. Headed a team of international senior advisors and consulted senior executives. Was part of T-Mobile's and Deutsche Telekom's HR Executives community.

  • 5 years and 2 months, Sep 2001 - Oct 2006

    Leiter Recruiting und Personalmarketing

    SAP AG

    Responsible for attracting, hiring and onboarding talents, experts, and executives for corporate HQ and for the EMEA region. Full budget responsibility. Headed a team of experts, consultants and team leads and consulted senior executives.

  • 4 years, Sep 1997 - Aug 2001

    Teamlead Internationales Marketing

    Gate Germany / DAAD

    Responsible for global marketing and communication. Developed strategies and programs to attract talents to join Germany’s universities and research centres. Headed a team of experts and consulted university presidents and executives.

  • 3 years and 11 months, Oct 1993 - Aug 1997

    Junior Consultant, International Office

    Universität Freiburg

Educational background for Axel Kersten

  • 11 months, Aug 1996 - Jun 1997

    International Relations

    University of Texas, Austin

    DAAD-Jahresstipendium Graduierte

  • 2 years and 10 months, Sep 1993 - Jun 1996


    Universität Basel

  • 11 months, Aug 1992 - Jun 1993


    University of Massachussetts


  • 5 years and 9 months, Oct 1990 - Jun 1996


    Universität Freiburg

    Internationale Politik, Völkerrecht, Zeitgeschichte


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish


  • Dutch


  • French


  • Kroatisch



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