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Beate Keßler

Beate Keßler
Building G, Room 423 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Head of Human Resources Department


2021 GeoForschungsZentrum | Head of Human Resources Department

2000 - 2020 Motorola Solutions | Head of Talent Management Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), global Lead for 360 Degree Feedback. HR Business Partner for the business functions Services, Supply Chain, Procurement, Learning. Head of Human Resources Germany/Austria/Switzerland, UK/Ireland and Northern Europe. HR Operations, Employee & Labour Relations, Inclusion & Diversity EMEA. Recruitment Germany/Austria/Switzerland and EMEA.

1996 - 2000 Heidrick & Struggles | Executive Search, Industry Practice Coordinator Europe.

1993 - 1996 IWiS Consult | Project Management, Consulting, Business Process Analysis and Reengineering, Implementation of IT Projects.


Organisational Development, HR Reorganisation, HR Due Dilligence, HR concepts for Outsourcing and M&A.

Talent Management, Performance Management, Coaching, Learning, Employee Communication, Employee & Labor Relations, Inclusion and Diversity Management.

HR Strategy and Operations, HR Management in German speaking countries, EU and international. HR Business Partner international.

Workday HR Management, Reporting and Analytics, Recruiting, Talent Management, Compensation, Benefits, Time and Absence.

MindTools Learning, LinkedIn Learning (former Lynda).

Certified 360 Grad Feedback Facilitator (KornFerry/PDI).

KornFerry Assessment of Leadership Potential Training.

SHL Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) Training.

Employee Data Protection.

Digital Six Sigma Green Belt Training.

1995 Diploma in Psychology, Focus on industrial and organizational psychology, Freie Universität Berlin.

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