LEADERSHIP PROFILE

Based on my i) current responsibility as founder and owner of a strategic leadership executive advisor and consultant business for world class brands (STRATEGY IMPLEMENTED GmbH), ii) previous top management global leadership experience as Global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) & Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) in the extended board of directors as a Corporate Senior Vice President (CSVP) at European family owned DAX 30 company Henkel (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA) headquartered in Düsseldorf / Germany from 2005 to 2010, and iii) broad variety of international marketing management posts with the American Dow Jones 30 fast moving consumer-goods manufacturer P&G (Procter & Gamble) from 1992 to 2003, I am happy to envision, energize and enable strategic expansion, drive profitable growth, increase margin and thus company value with an excellent entrepreneurial team spirit and the following leadership profile and management skill set:

1) 25 years global top executive leadership as a member of the extended board of directors:

a. American corporate (Procter & Gamble, Dow Jones 30)
b. European family owned (Henkel, DAX 30)
c. Founder of own strategic leadership consultant business (STRATEGY IMPLEMENTED)

2) Top management strategic business responsibility within diverse business cultures:

a. Developed markets (Europe/North-America)
b. Emergent markets regions (Latin Amerika, CEE, MENA, Asien)
c. International leading top management positions: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Venezuela, Germany and Austria
d. Multiple fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) category expertise

3) Matrix collaboration skills with people of multi-functional, -cultural, -regional backgrounds:

a. Country Market Development Organisation (7 years)
b. Regional steering business unit (7 years)
c. Global strategic business unit (8 years)

4) Skill set:

Mastery in strategic business leadership, brand equity building, employer branding, funtional marketing, sales and communication, change management, ICT-based efficiency/digitalisation, team building, and development and establishment of industry innovation benchmark "Performance based on sustainability" with the World Business Council of Sustainable Development.

5) Strategic company steering based on

brand equity management ("brand equity rules"), innovative operational implementation („passion for excellence“) and ICT-based efficiency/digitalisation to create company value and margin improvement („Lead and Win“). Proven successful track record of “results-driven disciplined and passionate business leadership” and business turnarounds including establishment of high performing organizations.

6) Multi-continental MBA university education (research and merit scholarships):

a. Austria: University of Economics, Vienna (triple crown EQUIS/AACSB/AMBA accredited)
b. America: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
c. Australia: Curtin University of Technology, Perth

Frequently invited to speak at international conventions, universities and executive academies: WU Executive Academy Global Executive MBA, University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna / JKU /DUK (Austria), University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), University of Mannheim (Germany), ESCP University Europe Berlin (Germany), Marketing Science Institute (USA)

7) Great work and private life balance:

happily married, 4 tri-lingual children, Sabbatical (2004)

 

Lead and win!