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Hendrik Esser

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Hendrik Esser


Hendrik Esser works as manager special projects at Ericsson. He is continuously exploring and driving new ways to create better results and greater organizations.

He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in product development ranging from project- and project office management and technology management to being the COO of a large product development organization. On that journey he has led small (20 people) to very large (>7000 people), globally distributed organizations.

Starting with the agile transformation of one of Ericsson’s Software development units in 2008, Hendrik has become one of the drivers, catalysts and lead thinkers of Ericsson’s enterprise transition. Today he works as in-house consultant driving the business agility transformation of one of Ericsson’s business areas with over 30000 people.

With his passion to drive transformations, creating organizations that enable companies coping with the complexity of todays business world, Hendrik is also an internationally active change driver and ambassador. He participates in several cross-industry exchange groups, collaborates with research projects and lead thinkers, voluntarily works as program director for the Agile Alliance’s Supporting Agile Adoption initiative and is a frequent speaker at international Agile-, Project management- and HR conferences as well as company events.