Johannes Niessen studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, and industrial engineering at the RWTH Aachen and Maastricht University.

Before joining P3, he worked as a consultant for industrial service at the Research Institute for Operations Management at RWTH Aachen for three years. His focus in consulting has been on automotive development and strategy for automobile manufacturers for more than 15 years. John is P3 partner and responsible for the cluster automotive business innovations / business models.