ABOUT US.

BOARDLINK Executive Consultants is a well-established team of internationally experienced personalities with profound executive search knowledge in various branches of business and functions. We take a very intensive and individual look at our clients’ and candidates’ needs. Based on continuous, personal and loyal communication we strive for a long-term relationship of trust. Supported by BOARDLINK Global Networks, we realize international executive search mandates in more than 50 countries.

ABOUT US.

BOARDLINK Executive Consultants is a well-established team of internationally experienced personalities with profound executive search knowledge in various branches of business and functions. We take a very intensive and individual look at our clients’ and candidates’ needs. Based on continuous, personal and loyal communication we strive for a long-term relationship of trust. Supported by BOARDLINK Global Networks, we realize international executive search mandates in more than 50 countries.

DR. SÖRGE DROSTENMANAGING DIRECTOR / OWNER

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 81   /   soerge.drosten@boardlink.de         

Sörge Drosten is the Managing Director and Owner of BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH and has been among the most renowned executive search consultants in Germany and Europe for twenty years. His clients include numerous family-managed companies as well as medium-sized businesses and large corporations placing confidence in him. During his career he has successfully completed more than 1,000 search mandates.

Sörge Drosten served for 16 years as a managing director and partner with different responsibilities for the Kienbaum Group. As the managing director responsible for twenty international offices in America, Europe and Asia and as head of the global Technology Practice he left his mark and sustainably defined Kienbaum’s executive search division. Previously, Sörge Drosten worked as Vice President and Member of the Executive Board of the Korn / Ferry Group, leading the Technology Practice in Germany. To launch his career in corporate and human resources consulting, he chose the British No. 1, PA Consulting Group, where he successfully realized major mandates in the automotive industry and in the mechanical engineering sector. Working as a Human Resources Manager at EMEA level at Hewlett Packard, Sörge Drosten gained industrial experience in the field of technology and personnel. Sörge Drosten studied business administration at the University of Muenster, graduating with honours, and obtained his doctorate (“summa cum laude”) on “Integrated Organization and Personnel Development in a Learning Organization” after dual studies of business administration, psychology and sociology. Both Wirtschaftswoche and Vertriebsmanager called him one of Germany’s “100 most important head hunters”. Sörge Drosten is a trained executive coach and certified for the assessment tools of Hogan (HPI, HDS, MVPI), cubiks (PAPI), SHL (opq), Saville (Wave), BIP, DISC and Thomas International.

DR. SÖRGE DROSTENMANAGING DIRECTOR / OWNER

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 81   /   soerge.drosten@boardlink.de         

Sörge Drosten is the Managing Director and Owner of BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH and has been among the most renowned executive search consultants in Germany and Europe for twenty years. His clients include numerous family-managed companies as well as medium-sized businesses and large corporations placing confidence in him. During his career he has successfully completed more than 1,000 search mandates.

Sörge Drosten served for 16 years as a managing director and partner with different responsibilities for the Kienbaum Group. As the managing director responsible for twenty international offices in America, Europe and Asia and as head of the global Technology Practice he left his mark and sustainably defined Kienbaum’s executive search division. Previously, Sörge Drosten worked as Vice President and Member of the Executive Board of the Korn / Ferry Group, leading the Technology Practice in Germany. To launch his career in corporate and human resources consulting, he chose the British No. 1, PA Consulting Group, where he successfully realized major mandates in the automotive industry and in the mechanical engineering sector. Working as a Human Resources Manager at EMEA level at Hewlett Packard, Sörge Drosten gained industrial experience in the field of technology and personnel. Sörge Drosten studied business administration at the University of Muenster, graduating with honours, and obtained his doctorate (“summa cum laude”) on “Integrated Organization and Personnel Development in a Learning Organization” after dual studies of business administration, psychology and sociology. Both Wirtschaftswoche and Vertriebsmanager called him one of Germany’s “100 most important head hunters”. Sörge Drosten is a trained executive coach and certified for the assessment tools of Hogan (HPI, HDS, MVPI), cubiks (PAPI), SHL (opq), Saville (Wave), BIP, DISC and Thomas International.

Sörge Drosten is a trained executive coach and certified for the assessment tools of Hogan (HPI, HDS, MVPI), cubiks (PAPI), SHL (opq), Saville (Wave), BIP, DISC and Thomas International.

JULIA MISCHNERPartner

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 82   /   julia.mischner@boardlink.de        

Julia Mischner is a Partner of BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH. Having worked for Kienbaum Consultants International, Germany’s largest executive search firm, for nearly 10 years she has profound and interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of executive search. Based on more than 400 national and international search mandates, Ms. Mischner has established a broad customer base and a solid candidate network, both in medium-sized companies and in the corporate environment.

Already during her studies of humanities and also after obtaining her master’s degree, Ms. Mischner closely collaborated with the executive search management of the Kienbaum Group, supporting the Practice Group Technology in the qualified search for executives. During that period Ms. Mischner gained intensive experience in research and acquired knowledge of project management. In her capacity as a Partner at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH, Julia Mischner’s focus is on industry, services and health. Moreover, she fills interdisciplinary CFO, CTO and CDO positions.

JULIA MISCHNERPartner

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 82   /   julia.mischner@boardlink.de        

Julia Mischner is a Partner of BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH. Having worked for Kienbaum Consultants International, Germany’s largest executive search firm, for nearly 10 years she has profound and interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of executive search. Based on more than 400 national and international search mandates, Ms. Mischner has established a broad customer base and a solid candidate network, both in medium-sized companies and in the corporate environment.

Already during her studies of humanities and also after obtaining her master’s degree, Ms. Mischner closely collaborated with the executive search management of the Kienbaum Group, supporting the Practice Group Technology in the qualified search for executives. During that period Ms. Mischner gained intensive experience in research and acquired knowledge of project management. In her capacity as a Partner at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH, Julia Mischner’s focus is on industry, services and health. Moreover, she fills interdisciplinary CFO, CTO and CDO positions.

MARKUS FROSCH PARTNER

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 80   /   markus.frosch@boardlink.de         

Markus Frosch is a Partner of BOARDLINK. He has been an esteemed C-level executive search and management consultant in German speaking regions for more than 20 years. After working as a management consultant for Arthur Anderson for five years, he became the youngest partner of the Hofmann, Herbold and Partner Group (HHP) and successfully built up the new High Tech / IT / Professional Services Practice Group in executive search.

After the sale of HHP to Korn/Ferry, he became Managing Director of the Korn/Ferry subsidiary Futurestep for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and was responsible for launching the first on-line recruitment service in German speaking countries. As a member and representative of the European Korn/Ferry management team, he was also involved at U.S. headquarters in strategic projects designed to further develop the service portfolio.

From 2002, Markus Frosch was a founding partner and board member of the innovative human resources consultancy Promerit AG. Using an interesting combination of strategy consulting , IT consulting and executive search, he made the company one of the most frequent award-winning consultancy firms in Europe. Promerit AG having been sold to the Mercer Group, Markus Frosch’s activities are now focused on executive search mandates at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants. The rare mixture of strategic consulting and executive search, his own board and management experience in building up organizations, and his interest in quality-focused services makes Markus Frosch a highly valuable sparring partner strongly guided by the search for solutions.

Markus Frosch studied business administration and graduated with a diploma at the University of Mannheim.

MARKUS FROSCH PARTNER

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 80   /   markus.frosch@boardlink.de         

Markus Frosch is a Partner of BOARDLINK. He has been an esteemed C-level executive search and management consultant in German speaking regions for more than 20 years. After working as a management consultant for Arthur Anderson for five years, he became the youngest partner of the Hofmann, Herbold and Partner Group (HHP) and successfully built up the new High Tech / IT / Professional Services Practice Group in executive search.

After the sale of HHP to Korn/Ferry, he became Managing Director of the Korn/Ferry subsidiary Futurestep for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and was responsible for launching the first on-line recruitment service in German speaking countries. As a member and representative of the European Korn/Ferry management team, he was also involved at U.S. headquarters in strategic projects designed to further develop the service portfolio.

From 2002, Markus Frosch was a founding partner and board member of the innovative human resources consultancy Promerit AG. Using an interesting combination of strategy consulting , IT consulting and executive search, he made the company one of the most frequent award-winning consultancy firms in Europe. Promerit AG having been sold to the Mercer Group, Markus Frosch’s activities are now focused on executive search mandates at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants. The rare mixture of strategic consulting and executive search, his own board and management experience in building up organizations, and his interest in quality-focused services makes Markus Frosch a highly valuable sparring partner strongly guided by the search for solutions.

Markus Frosch studied business administration and graduated with a diploma at the University of Mannheim.

KONSTANTIN A. WERNERPARTNER

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 80   /   konstantin.werner@boardlink.de         

Konstantin A. Werner is partner of BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH and since 2006 a successful personnel and management consultant. His clients are medium and large corporates – with a particular focus on family-owned technology companies.

Konstantin A. Werner began his career in executive search at PageGroup. As part of the management and responsible for subsidiaries, he successfully set the course in the German organization. Following this, he founded his second company with a focus on owner-managed and family-managed SMEs, as well as the search of experts and executives. His clients hire him as trainer and speaker for the sustainable competence in recruiting. His enthusiasm for the topic of “Interim Management” has been with him for many years and he also places high-level positions in this segment. In addition, he has gained industry experience as a manager in the Hospitality / Hotel and Sports industries. His network values him as a trust-worthy, straight and honest sparring partner. The family man also volunteers in various organizations in the cultural and social environment.

KONSTANTIN A. WERNERPARTNER

Konstantin A. Werner is partner of BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH and since 2006 a successful personnel and management consultant. His clients are medium and large corporates – with a particular focus on family-owned technology companies.

Konstantin A. Werner began his career in executive search at PageGroup. As part of the management and responsible for subsidiaries, he successfully set the course in the German organization. Following this, he founded his second company with a focus on owner-managed and family-managed SMEs, as well as the search of experts and executives. His clients hire him as trainer and speaker for the sustainable competence in recruiting. His enthusiasm for the topic of “Interim Management” has been with him for many years and he also places high-level positions in this segment. In addition, he has gained industry experience as a manager in the Hospitality / Hotel and Sports industries. His network values him as a trust-worthy, straight and honest sparring partner. The family man also volunteers in various organizations in the cultural and social environment.

SANDRA LOCHMANNASSOCIATE PARTNER

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 80   /   sandra.lochmann@boardlink.de         

Sandra Lochmann is a Associate Partner at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International.

She has many years of international management experience at BMW and Bayer in the areas of human resources, production, quality management, IT and logistics. As a start up entrepreneur she founded a company specialized in the production of cable harnesses and LED lights. Sandra Lochmann is mother of two sons and knows the professional challenges of female managers very well. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese as well as German and English.

Sandra Lochmann started her career at Siemens in Munich and Brazil with an international trainee program in marketing. Later at Bayer, she held a number of international HR leadership positions in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Leverkusen. At BMW, Sandra Lochmann played a key role in plant set-up and personnel development in Brazil and Mexico. She was responsible for filling management and key positions. She designed and implemented a new and innovative selection process and subsequently became HR Manager for the BMW Service Center in the AMERICAS region. Sandra Lochmann later moved to the production department, where she was jointly responsible for the international BMW 3 Series ramp-up. She gained further experience as global head of quality management system for engine construction including e-drive.
At BOARDLINK, Sandra Lochmann focuses on the aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and chemical industries as well as on vacant diversity positions. Through her active participation in many women’s networks, the graduate in business administration is very well connected.

SANDRA LOCHMANNASSOCIATE PARTNER

Sandra Lochmann is a Associate Partner at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International.

She has many years of international management experience at BMW and Bayer in the areas of human resources, production, quality management, IT and logistics. As a start up entrepreneur she founded a company specialized in the production of cable harnesses and LED lights. Sandra Lochmann is mother of two sons and knows the professional challenges of female managers very well. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese as well as German and English.

Sandra Lochmann started her career at Siemens in Munich and Brazil with an international trainee program in marketing. Later at Bayer, she held a number of international HR leadership positions in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Leverkusen. At BMW, Sandra Lochmann played a key role in plant set-up and personnel development in Brazil and Mexico. She was responsible for filling management and key positions. She designed and implemented a new and innovative selection process and subsequently became HR Manager for the BMW Service Center in the AMERICAS region. Sandra Lochmann later moved to the production department, where she was jointly responsible for the international BMW 3 Series ramp-up. She gained further experience as global head of quality management system for engine construction including e-drive.
At BOARDLINK, Sandra Lochmann focuses on the aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and chemical industries as well as on vacant diversity positions. Through her active participation in many women’s networks, the graduate in business administration is very well connected.e

MARC SCHONAGENPARTNER

+ 31 620595931   /   marc.schonagen@boardlink.nl         

Marc Schonagen is Partner of BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International und Head of BOARDLINK BENELUX. He has more than 25 years of international HR leadership experience with leading blue chip organisations such as Heineken, Shell and Sony, combined with experience as a C-level leadership and change consultant. During his career he has managed large international teams and has successfully led Global and European HR functions with a strong focus on talent management.

Marc began his career in 1994 with Sony in Amsterdam and since then, has held a number of international leadership roles in the Netherlands, UK, Denmark and Germany. Within the Sony Group, he was part of the establishment of a joint venture: Sony Ericsson, where he became Head of HR for EMEA region. Marc was invited to join Shell in 2005, first as VP HR Gas & Power in the Headquarters in The Hague and then got promoted to work as Global HR Manager for the Global Trading & Shipping group in London. In 2008, he was appointed Chief HR Officer for GN ReSound, a Danish multinational. 3 years later Marc Schonagen joined Heineken, where he started as Regional HR Director for Western Europe, overseeing 10 countries with annual sales of more than € 7.7 billion (2012) and more than 18,000 FTE‘s. In 2013, he was appointed Global Director HR Transformation, with the main goal to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Global HR workforce of around 1300 FTE’s, across 80 countries. He also worked as Vice President Hertz International between 2015 and mid-2017 being responsible for HR Strategy for all businesses outside of North America. Marc Schonagen subsequently founded his own consulting firm to assist clients with merger and change management processes in the areas of strategy and leadership. Marc has a BA in Human Resources, a Business Science Degree and an INSEAD’s Executive Master degree in Consulting & Coaching for Change.

At BOARDLINK Executive Consultants, he is responsible for all executive searches in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium from the Amsterdam office. He is also Head of the BOARDLINK Human Resources Practice.

MARC SCHONAGEN PARTNER

Marc Schonagen is Partner of BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International und Head of BOARDLINK BENELUX. He has more than 25 years of international HR leadership experience with leading blue chip organisations such as Heineken, Shell and Sony, combined with experience as a C-level leadership and change consultant. During his career he has managed large international teams and has successfully led Global and European HR functions with a strong focus on talent management.

Marc began his career in 1994 with Sony in Amsterdam and since then, has held a number of international leadership roles in the Netherlands, UK, Denmark and Germany. Within the Sony Group, he was part of the establishment of a joint venture: Sony Ericsson, where he became Head of HR for EMEA region. Marc was invited to join Shell in 2005, first as VP HR Gas & Power in the Headquarters in The Hague and then got promoted to work as Global HR Manager for the Global Trading & Shipping group in London. In 2008, he was appointed Chief HR Officer for GN ReSound, a Danish multinational. 3 years later Marc Schonagen joined Heineken, where he started as Regional HR Director for Western Europe, overseeing 10 countries with annual sales of more than € 7.7 billion (2012) and more than 18,000 FTE‘s. In 2013, he was appointed Global Director HR Transformation, with the main goal to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Global HR workforce of around 1300 FTE’s, across 80 countries. He also worked as Vice President Hertz International between 2015 and mid-2017 being responsible for HR Strategy for all businesses outside of North America. Marc Schonagen subsequently founded his own consulting firm to assist clients with merger and change management processes in the areas of strategy and leadership. Marc has a BA in Human Resources, a Business Science Degree and an INSEAD’s Executive Master degree in Consulting & Coaching for Change.

At BOARDLINK Executive Consultants, he is responsible for all executive searches in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium from the Amsterdam office. He is also Head of the BOARDLINK Human Resources Practice.

KIRA KOHUESCONSULTANT

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 80   /   kira.kohues@boardlink.de         

Kira Kohues is a consultant at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH and is responsible for the targeted identification, approach and qualification of executives. Together with the partners of BOARDLINK, she is responsible for the filling of top management positions.

Already during her studies of business administration in Wuppertal and Venlo, Ms. Kohues was successfully self-employed and gained experience in different industries. She has a broad background of experience in filling different positions and convinces with her sympathetic, direct and professional approach to talents.

KIRA KOHUESCONSULTANT

Kira Kohues is a consultant at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH and is responsible for the targeted identification, approach and qualification of executives. Together with the partners of BOARDLINK, she is responsible for the filling of top management positions.

Already during her studies of business administration in Wuppertal and Venlo, Ms. Kohues was successfully self-employed and gained experience in different industries. She has a broad background of experience in filling different positions and convinces with her sympathetic, direct and professional approach to talents.

CHRISTIAN EIDMANNPrincipal

+ 49 (0) 211 545706 87   /   christian.eidmann@boardlink.de        

Christian Eidmann is Principal at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH. He has gained more than ten years of executive search experience and has successfully managed several hundred client search mandates in a variety of medium-sized and large international corporations.

After graduating as a social scientist and a trainee program in management consulting, Christian Eidmann spent ten years with the renowned management consultancy Weiser, Kuck & Comp. as an executive search consultant. The focus of his consulting activities was on middle and senior management functions. Christian Eidmann supported the customers successfully from the requirements analysis and profiling to the selection process, the presentation and placement of the management position.

As Principal at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH focuses Mr. Eidmann across all industries on filling management positions with a commercial and technical focus.

CHRISTIAN EIDMANNPrincipal

Christian Eidmann is Principal at BOARDLINK Executive Consultants International GmbH. He has gained more than ten years of executive search experience and has successfully managed several hundred client search mandates in a variety of medium-sized and large international corporations.