Jan Brecke is the Global Talent & Leadership Development Head of Beiersdorf AG.

As European Learning & Development Leader for GE Jan’s primary responsibility was to analyze the regional learning needs and create overall learning strategies and operations to support the approximately 90.000 employees in the European region.

He had been the L&D Leader for Germany and Global Head for Talent & Leadership Development for Deutsche Bank´s Group Finance division. He had spent 5 years with UBS in various roles as the Head Leadership Development US for Global Wealth Management, based in New York, and was responsible for Senior Executive Development in Zurich. He was previously leading the recruitment initiatives for specialist functions in Zurich.

Prior to working in Financial Industry, Jan had been with Daimler in Executive Management Development. As a management consultant and coach for Daimler, he had also worked in organizational development. Furthermore, he gained a lot of work experience in different consulting companies as Kienbaum & Partner and HDC Consulting in Tokyo.

Jan holds a dual-degree in Psychology (Master of Science) and Business Administration (BA), specialized in organizational and work psychology, and studied at Konstanz University and the Tokyo International University in Japan. He is fluent in German, English and Japanese. He has pursued further education in Systemic Process Consulting, Transaction Analysis, Conflict Consulting and Group Dynamic as well as Career Coaching at the New York University.

His focus and interest was always on Senior Executive Development and helping top leaders to bring their leadership to perfection in adding the often missing last 1%. He is a seasoned key note speaker and has facilitated a vast number of events in front of big audiences (500-1000 p.). He is certified for a large number of leadership classes on all seniority levels and has coached top management in diverse companies across the globe.