Jean-Francois Jenewein

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Jean-Francois Jenewein (born October 3, 1945 in Switzerland ; † September 4, 2002 in Scheibbs , Austria ) was a Swiss - Austrian lawyer , entrepreneur and management consultant . He was considered the Austrian doyen of personnel consulting .


As the son of a diplomat who died early, Jenewein studied law at the University of Vienna after graduating from high school . He completed this course in 1970 with a doctorate , after which he studied business administration and industrial psychology at the University of Economics and Business . In 1971 he joined the Austrian Center for Productivity and Economic Efficiency (ÖPWZ) , where he was the head of business projects and held seminars on auditing, controlling, personnel and IT. In 1975 he moved to the Austrian Society for Company Training (ÖGA) , where he was managing director with a focus on management innovation , training and strategic corporate planning . Since 1977 he has been an independent management consultant, owner of the management consultancy Dr. JF Jenewein with branches in Vienna , Scheibbs , Linz , Budapest , Bratislava , Prague , Warsaw , Sofia , Bucharest , Ljubljana , Zagreb and Moscow .

Jenewein has been a lecturer at numerous academies, universities and training centers since 1974. The conception and establishment of an institute for strategic agricultural marketing in Lower Austria (Lower Austrian provincial government) took place in 1987. From 1989 to 1993, the Lower Austrian provincial government advised on personnel and organizational strategy in the conception for the new provincial capital St. Pölten . Furthermore, he was the initiator and conceptualist of the EU Postgraduate Studies (EURAS) at the Danube University in Krems (carried out for the fifth time). In 1993 he advised the Slovak Minister of Economic Affairs on privatization and rationalization projects for state-owned companies for one year. In 1995 he established an EU training academy in Austria. In 1996, the Ministry of the Environment provided strategic and organizational advice and advisory support during the restructuring of this Ministry, including training concepts. Since 1997 he has been providing strategic advice to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the area of ​​federal building construction (2,400 employees) including personnel and training concepts. Jenewein was also managing partner of Rado-Plan GmbH Vienna-Munich , President of the Association of Austrian Management Consultants and court-sworn expert for business and personnel consulting.

He was the pioneer of EU advice and, together with his wife Rita, was one of the first to start in 1989 to set up their own offices in Central and Eastern Europe. By joining the world's leading executive search group Amrop-Hever in 2000 , the international consulting expertise was significantly expanded.

The architect Hans Hollein was his brother-in-law, Jenewein suffered from cancer and was killed in a car accident at Scheibbs through no fault of his own. For many years he was the owner of the Steghof in Scheibbs, where he also lived with his family and where his personnel consultancy was based.



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