Heinrich Jessen is chairman and principal partner of Jebsen & Jessen, a diversified ASEAN industrial group. He is also partner and director in the five independent business groups that make up the Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise.
Heinrich started his career as a tropical biologist before joining the family enterprise in 1995. In Jebsen & Jessen Group he has worked as group director - environment, health & safety, general manager of two of the group’s packaging companies and regional managing director of its material handling joint-venture MHE-Demag. He has been chairman of Jebsen & Jessen’s executive board since 2010.
Heinrich is a member of the Eastern Asia Review Commission of Air Liquide International. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a member of the Managing Board of the Journal of Industrial Ecology (MIT Press). He also sits on the Board of Governors of the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore.
Heinrich was educated at George Washington University and Yale University.