Mr. Heesen is an experienced manager with 23 years of international work experience at Lufthansa – in 4 countries on 3 continents. He has worked in management positions in India for about 13 years, most recently as the “Director South Asia” of Lufthansa AG.
As a result, Mr. Heesen has many years of first-hand working experience as a Managing Director of a German subsidiary in India and has a sound knowledge of the basic conditions, conduct and characteristics of the Indian market. He has experienced India, being part of the Indian society i.e. the Indian business community, and was President of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.
“Being successful in India does not only require the right entrepreneurial decisions, but also the ability to hit the right tone in the discussions and negotiations with Indian partners and employees – neither appearing to be arrogant and over-dominant nor willingly submitting to any possible Indian circumstances as a “victim”. This includes appropriate control and management.”
His experience is based on several hundred recruitment projects, including the planning and implementation of assessment centres and training measures for Indian and international managers.