Werner Heesen

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."

Mr. Heesen heads the WB human resources® department at Dr. Wamser + Batra GmbH, that is projects dealing with the questions: "How do we have to organize our activities in India with respect to personnel?" (organizational consulting), "How do I find the right employees and managers?" (recruitment) and "What do I have to consider to successfully lead and control my activities in India?" (process and communication consulting). 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.


  1. Since 2012

    Business Unit Manager at Dr. Wamser + Batra GmbH

  2. Since 2011

    University Lecturer for Intercultural Communication, FH Worms

  3. 2010 - 2012

    Formation and Managing of Werner Heesen Consulting GmbH

  4. 2007 - 2008

    President of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC)

  5. 2003 - 2009

    Director South Asia at Lufthansa AG, New Delhi

  6. 1999 - 2003

    Director North-East Africa, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Kairo

  7. 1996 - 1999

    Administration of Distribution Channel Management Touristic Germany at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt

  8. 1994 - 1995

    CEO of Indian Airline "Modiluft" on behalf of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, New Delhi

  9. 1991 - 1994

    District Sales Manager Central Germany, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt

  10. 1985 - 1991

    Deputy Area Manager, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, New Delhi

  11. 1981 - 1984

    Manager Marketing & Communication Far-East / Australia, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Hongkong

  12. 1977 - 1981

    Sales- and Behavioural Trainer, Lufthansa- Training Center, Seeheim

  13. 1971 - 1977

    Tours Promotion Manager, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Bild: Werner Heesen

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