Prof. Dr.‐Ing. Jörg Elias

Germany, Munich

Dr. Joerg Elias has extensive industry and executive search experience. His focus is mainly in the automotive, aerospace, and machinery and equipment sectors as well as other highly technology driven industries.

Joerg started his professional career as a core team member of the Global Automotive Practice Group of the top management consultancy A.T. Kearney. He then joined Saab Automobile AB in Sweden, where he held managerial positions in the functions advanced engineering, production, purchasing, and marketing. His executive search career started with Egon Zehnder International, where he was member of the Global Automotive Practice Group and headed the Chemical Practice Group in the DACH region as well as the Global Aerospace Practice Group. Joerg then joined the industry again, where he was responsible for production and quality management for the food container service company Cartonplast. There, he implemented a food safety management system according to ISO 22000. He returned to executive search in 2015 and followed a call to become a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich for the service industry in the automotive sector.

Joerg studied mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering at the TH Darmstadt and the TU Munich, and he holds a Master of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD at the TU Braunschweig working for the German Aerospace Research Establishment.

He acquired broad international expertise with extended stays in the USA, Sweden, Austria, Brazil, and Italy and is fluent in German, English, and Swedish.


+49 89 2555 296 52

Arnulfstraße 37
80636 Munich


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    • Aviation, Aerospace and Defence
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