In 2018, the two renowned Executive Search companies Amrop Germany and CIVITAS International merged to form AmropCivitas. The new company is part of the globally acting Amrop Group, one of the leading international Executive Search partnerships with more than 250 Partners in 73 offices across EMEA, the Americas and AsiaPacific.
In 2018, the two renowned executive search companies Amrop Germany and CIVITAS International united to form AmropCivitas.
With nine partners and 40 employees AmropCivitas is one of the leading consulting firms in Germany. Amrop Germany is part of the global Amrop Partnership, one of the world’s largest retained executive search partnerships, operating in 47 countries on all continents with 250 Partners. CIVITAS International, founded in Munich and London in 1971, ranks among Germany’s longest-established discreet executive search companies.
Our client services include:
- Executive search
- Search and evaluation of members of supervisory and advisory boards
- AmropCivitas Leadership Services: Management assessment and organisational consulting
AmropCivitas draws upon offices in Berlin, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Munich in Germany and is part of the global Amrop partnership.
AmropCivitas has geared all its methods and processes towards finding the best possible candidate within the alloted time frame. By narrowing our focus to only a few assignments at one time, the responsible partners are able to provide the commitment and attention necessary for top-quality service.
AmropCivitas advises only a few clients in any market segment, but does so as comprehensively as possible. This business model grants us access to an almost unlimited search field, with a minimum of “off-limit” areas.
AmropCivitas provide comprehensive advisory services to our clients based on our professional experience and our market insight. We identify those leaders who fit best with the challenges of tomorrow.
- Executive Search
- Board Services
- Leadership Services
- CEO Succession
- Family Businesses
- Executive Coaching
- Consumer & Retail
- Financial Services
- Life Sciences & Healthcare
- Media & Entertainment
- Private Equity
- Professional Services
- Public & not for profit
- Technology & Communication
- Digital Officers
- Financial Officers
- Information Technology
- Marketing & Sales
- Operations & Supply Chain
- Legal & Compliance
In addition to academic degrees, all of our partners have experience in industry, the service sector and management consulting. Each of them are supported by a discreet, efficient staff in research and administrative assistance.
Our partner´s competence and experience ensure that the client and client’s company are correctly represented and that all matters regarding clients and candidates are handled reliably and objectively.
Long-term client relationships are based upon personal continuity. We ensure this continuity by upholding the principle of equal partnership. The firm is jointly owned by the operating partners and has no other shareholders.
Our systematic work process in seeking out and selecting management talent ensures that we take clients’ need to heart and meet them to the fullest extent possible. Our consistent commitment to quality is one reason why more than two thirds of our advising projects come from existing clients.
Our most important principles are absolute discretion and complete confidentiality. Before we accept an assignment, we provide transparent disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest that might arise from our working with clients in the same market segment at the same time.
Our fees are based upon an estimate of the work necessary and on the complexity of the assignment and are set before work begins on the assignment. In accepting a consulting assignment, we agree to see the project through to completion at terms agreed upon.
Offices & Partners
Sabine von Anhalt
Phone: +49 30 88 777 44 0
Deloitte Consulting: Strategy consulting Life Science Practice
Schering AG (today Bayer): Ten years of global industry experience (Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, Asia)
Master Degree Business Administration, University of Wurzburg, Germany, South Africa
Life Science, FMCG, Luxury & Industrial
Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Beckendorff
Phone: +49 (0)211 13 86 63 23
Dr. Beckendorff Business Consulting, Dusseldorf: Executive Search & Business Consultant, Owner
MSL Management Selection (Germany) GmbH, Dusseldorf: Executive Search Consultant, Managing Partner
Dr. Göhring & Partner Unternehmensberatung AG, Wiesbaden: Management Consultant, Head of Business Center
James Martin Associates (a Texas Instruments company), Dusseldorf: Management Consultant
Master's Degree & Ph.D. in production engineering, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover
He works for clients in IT & Digital, Professional Services, Financial Services as well as Private Equity Funds (teams and portfolio companies) and family owned businesses.
Phone: +49 40 450 179 0
Russell Reynolds Associates, Frankfurt, Munich, London: Office Manager, Deputy Country Manager
A.T.Kearney, Munich: Senior Associate
UBS Painwebber, London: Consultant
German Navy: Submarine Officer
Mastered Coach, Meyler Campbell, London
MBA, ESCP Europe, Paris
M.A. Sociology, Politics & History, University of Hamburg
Farin & Company GmbH, Hamburg: Managing Partner
Tchibo AG, Hamburg: Head Corporate HR
Infineon AG, Munich: SVP People & Organisation
McKinsey & Company, Hamburg, London, Wien: Engagement Manager
Master in Business/Diplôme Grand École, ESCP-EAP Paris, Oxford, Berlin
Post Graduate Studies in Psychology, LSE London
Iris serves as mentor for MBA students of TUM School of Management and for scholars of ‘Geh deinen Weg’, a scholarship of the German foundation Integration, directed towards pupils and students with immigrant background.
Phone: +49 40 450 179 0
Russell Reynolds Associates, Hamburg, Brussels: Associate
Ray & Berndtson Unternehmensberatung, Frankfurt: Consultant
Degree in linguistics, cultural science and law, Universities of Mainz, Antwerp and Rome
Corporate Officers (Tax, Legal, Strategy / M&A, Finance)
Mülder & Partner, Dusseldorf: Consultant
Allegheny International, London: Group Product Management International
Robert Bosch, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, London, Madrid: Marketing- and Sales functions
lic. oec., Hochschule St. Gallen
Clients include private equity portfolio companies as well as MDax companies and larger family businesses. Following his own CFO professional career, he has now been active in executive search for several years and has a unique network of CFOs potentials and entry points into the CFO space throughout Germany. Christian has a strong professional background as an entrepreneur, line manager and consultant which puts him in an excellent position to deliver excellent search results..
He has been responsible for numerous strategic and operational projects in medium-sized companies as well as in larger corporate environments. Having grown up in the Rhine-Ruhr area, he completed an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at Bosch-Siemens in Munich. After studying business in Witten/Herdecke and Stellenbosch/South Africa, he worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture)financial services practice in Hamburg, Zurich and London. He was responsible for more than 30 restructuring and reorganisation projects in medium-sized companies throughout Germany and was involved in numerous corporate transactions. He managed several business units and post-merger integration projects for a globally active French engineering services provider. As an investor and manager, he participated in the development of a technical services company. Since the sale in 2013, he has been active in executive search. Additionally Christian has experience as a lecturer on financing topics.
Serving both national and international clients since joining the search industry in 1999, John specializes in private equity/ direct equity investment and he focuses on attracting, retaining and developing leadership and executive talent in the CFO space for private equity held portfolio companies.
He serves clients mainly within the private equity industry, family offices universe, corporate development teams of larger corporations and for alternative asset investors.
His domestic and international professional background as well as his search expertise of over 20 years, has given him extensive experience in calibrating leadership and specialist talent in the finance director space as well as finding professionals for management teams of investors.
Prior to joining AmropCivitas, he held similar positions with Spencer Stuart, TMP Highland Partners, Korn Ferry and Treuenfels.
Before entering executive search, John Wittgenstein held senior management positions within the German corporate banking industry, serving as Managing Director for Bankgesellschaft Berlin’s corporate banking activities in Germany. He also spent 15 years with Bayerische Vereinsbank in Munich and Hamburg, as well as working abroad in Paris, New York and London.
John Wittgenstein studied biology at the University of Tübingen.
With dual English and German nationality, John is fluent in German and English and well conversant in French.
Christian G. Hirsch
As a core member of Amrop’s Digital Practice, Christian closely collaborates with his international colleagues and can provide a global coverage of the relevant candidates. Being a certified PI Analyst he supports companies in building strong and effective management teams.
Phone: +49 89 383 859 40
Hubert-Burda-Media, Munich: Managing Director BurdaCom, Managing Director BUNTE-Magazin
McKinsey & Co, Inc., Dusseldorf, Brussels: Engagement Manager
Unilever, Hamburg: Product Manager
Diplom-Kaufmann, University of Cologne
Media, Consumer Goods, Private Equity, Family owned Companies
Matthias is a Core Member of Amrop’s Industrial practice for many years and an Alumnus of Amrop's Trusted Advisor Program at IMD in Lausanne.
Phone: +49 89 38 38 59 50
accentum human capital, Munich: Principal
Harvey Nash, Munich: Principal
Baumgartner & Partner, Munich: Senior Consultant
Master's degree in History, Universities of Hamburg and Venice
Dr. Ulrich Thess
As a Co-Founder of the INSEAD Healthcare Alumni Network, he closely collaborates with the corresponding Alumni Organizations of the other leading international business schools.
Phone: +49 89 383 859 21
Russell Reynolds Associates, Munich: Executive Director, Head of Healthcare Practice Germany
Egon Zehnder International, Frankfurt: Consultant, Head of Healthcare Practice Germany
Rhön-Kliniken, Dt. Klinik für Diagnostik GmbH, Wiesbaden: CEO
The Boston Consulting Group, Munich: Principal
Medical Doctor, Ph.D., University of Munich
Life Sciences & Healthcare