Lena Jeßen

Strategic thinking and practical implementation – Lena Jeßen is capable of both. Between these two points, this industrial manager and international business economist creates clarity on the way to achieving a goal. With her knowledge of Design Thinking and agile development methods, she has designed product and quality assurance strategies with and for engineers, showing that “New Work” also functions in traditional engineering. Lena was then significantly responsible for developing the VDI #nwing conference.

From Lena’s point of view, two things above all are important for collaborative development of something new: a desire for learning and the ability to listen and ask questions. In doing so, an open and honest communication possible creating a “we” feeling. It also enables the simplification of the most diverse processes and procedures – and that is ultimately the goal of agility.


  • MSc International Business
    Hult International Business School, London & NYC
  • BBA International Business & Management
    Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
  • BBA Major in Global Supply Chain Management
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong

Business languages

  • German
    Native speaker
  • English
  • Dutch
    Basic knowledge


  • Education and training conception as well as implementation of workshops & trainings in the agile area
  • Agile Assessment & Coaching
  • Agile Leadership Program
  • Agile coach in a scaled environment with a focus on training and development of multidisciplinary teams

Further education

  • ScrumMaster powered by bg
  • Product Owner powered by bg
  • Certified Design Thinking Master
    XDi Experience Design Institut
  • Selforganisation needs leadership by bg
  • Train the Trainer