Nana von Bernuth

Position: Coach and expert in women related issues and networking
Nationality / Date of Birth: German / 20 February 1974
Education:  
1995-2000 Otto-Friedrich Universität, Bamberg/Germany
Business Administration with Honours
1993-1995 TAXON Berlin, Berlin/Germany
Auditing and tax advisor diploma
Country Experience: Germany, Italy, France, US, Denmark, Norway
Languages: Fluent in English, German, Italian, French
Professional Experience: Nana von Bernuth is a specialised and experienced Coach and Project Facilitator with a focus on Innovation, Strategy, Collaboration and Leadership. Since 2003, she combines project management and in-depth research activity which allows her to convey to clients the latest insights and developments enriching discussions and results. She has been very successful at managing and following up on project teams virtually as well as face-to-face for companies like LG Electronics, Starwood Hotels, TEVA and Business Kolding. Nana is a great people manager cross country and cross culture having strong relational skills and enthusiasm for collaborative projects.
Selected Relevant Experience:
2011 – today Coach, Strategy Regeneration, Fontainebleau/France
Blue Ocean Strategy and Value Innovation Consulting
2003 – today Project Manager and Coach, INSEAD, Fontainebleau/France

  • Project Manager for INSEAD’s gender diversity initiatives; for more information see Women@INSEAD (http://centres.insead.edu/women-at-insead/)
  • Coach and project facilitator in a variety of programs including the development and implementation of a European marketing strategy with LG Electronics and the value innovation process with the Starwood Hotel Group.
  • Head of research for:
    • Prof. Jim Collins’ and Prof. Morten Hansen’s books Great by Choice on how to build an enduring great company in a severe and turbulent environment;
    • Prof. Morten Hansen’s book Collaboration which summarizes how managers can overcome silos in a company and create real value from working across the organization;
    • Thinkers50 awards winner Prof. Herminia Ibarra’s upcoming leadership book (including how to leverage networks);
    • Management of a 7 person international research team spread over China, India, LATAM and the US.
  • Co-author of several INSEAD case studies
  • Set up of social entrepreneurship and leadership initiatives with the objective to help social entrepreneurs to become more successful and to engage business school students in these careers.
2001 – 2003 Manager, KPMG Corporate Finance (M&A), Milan/Italy
Advised several international companies in their mergers & acquisitions activities and debt restructuring.
2000 – 2001 Associate, KPMG Corporate Finance (M&A), Berlin/Germany
Financing of start-ups; various market and company analysis.
2000 Successful Start Up of a Mobile Data Communication Company, Bonn/Germany
Set up the business plan, managed the funding and the start-up of a company that develops solutions for mobile data communication.
1993 – 1996 Auditing Assistant, TAXON HAMBURG, Auditing firm, Berlin/Germany
Preparation of annual and auditors’ reports as well as of various tax returns.