Dr. Arist von Hehn, LL.M.

Project manager

16 years of professional experience including in top management consulting, as CEO of an NGO, lawyer and book author

Attorney-at-law, Ph.D., Master of International Public Law (LL.M.)

Certified mediator, coach for Google’s Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program


Dr. Arist von Hehn has been working as consultant with the focus on strategy, organisation and human resources since 2003. Until 2008 he has been working as consultant and later project manager for McKinsey & Company in Berlin. Among his clients were international telecommunication and energy companies, governments, public enterprises as well as non-profit organisations.

In 2006 Arist co-founded the non-profit Teach First Deutschland GmbH, which is promoting a fair educational system ( He was CEO of the organisation from 2009 to 2012 with the responsibilities to lead negotiations with the public sector, personnel, fundraising and communication. From 2013 to 2017 Arist was Vice President, Strategy and Governance of the global education network Teach For All ( Since 2014 Arist has been working as a consultant and coach for RETURN ON MEANING GmbH. He studied law in Germany and France, acquired a Master in International Law (LL.M.) in Sweden and is an accredited attorney. He is a certified management coach, trainer and mediator. He lives with his family in Berlin.

Client experience (selected examples)

  • Broad experience in team-coaching, workshop facilitation and trainings in change management projects (in German and English) for various industries.

  • Strategic re-launch of a big German enterprise at local government level (incl. design and implementation of top team workshops). 

  • Mediation of conflicts in organisations as well as interpersonal conflicts and 1:1 coachings.

  • Re-launch and reorganisation of an internationally operating German university (incl. implementation of idea-workshops and alignment-workshops with the leadership team).

  • Training of managers in mindfulness techniques to improve leadership effectiveness. 

  • Reconstruction after the Tsunami and civil war: design and strategy development for Agency for the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Aceh and Nias(BRR), Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

  • Benchmarking and set-up of a best-in-class top-leadership management system for a leading European telecommunication company.

  • Design of a cooperative strategy to further develop a broadband network and leading of negotiations with German local governments for the client.