Markus Wiesner

Markus Wiesner

Markus is Regional Managing Partner of Heidrick Consulting for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Emerging Markets, based between Dubai and Singapore.  As a member of the global consulting leadership team, he is responsible for developing and implementing the go-to market strategy and operating model for the firm’s fastest growing markets.

Markus is a trusted Advisor to senior executives and boards on strategic organizational and HR matters, with a proven ability to link strategy to the people agenda and create bottom-line business results. With over 20 years’ experience in consulting, his technical expertise spans across organizational design and change, leadership assessment and development, large scale HR transformations, culture shaping and top team effectiveness. Markus has completed projects in over 30 countries with major global and regional organizations. 

Markus is an ICF accredited Coach, and a Chartered Director (IoD London). More recently, his personal consulting work has been focused on helping boards and senior teams on refining their leadership style and collaboration. 

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Markus was the CEO for Middle East and Africa at Aon Hewitt. Prior to this, he spent a decade at Mercer, where he was the Managing Director for their Middle East business, after managing their Austrian operations.

Markus earned a PhD in economics and social sciences and an MBA from the University of Vienna where he was teaching organizational design and decision making in the MBA program for many years. He also has a masters in sport management from IE University in Madrid. He attended executive programs at the Harvard Business School and the Institute of Directors in London