Tilman Gerhardt


consultant name

Tilman Gerhardt Egon Zehnder, Munich


Tilman Gerhardt, based in Munich, is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Technology and Communications Practice, with a special focus on the software and services sector. Tilman leads senior level executive search and leadership development assignments for clients in high tech industry and in the industrial sector, including early stage companies as well as multinational corporations and familiy businesses. He has placed numerous CIOs and CDOs in a broad spectrum of clients in various industrial sectors.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Tilman was a Manager with A.T. Kearney, based in Munich, leading large-scale strategy and business process engineering projects. Tilman started his professional career with the consulting firm Betriebswirtschaftliche Projektgruppe für Unternehmensentwicklung in Munich.

Tilman earned an MA in Industrial Engineering from University of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ) and a PhD in Business Administration from University of Munich, where he was an assistant lecturer at the Seminar for Information and Communication Research (Seminar für Informations- und Kommunikationsforschung).

News and Publications

Potential: The Raw Material of the Future

Companies are investing more aggressively than ever in executive recruiting, assessment and development. Yet despite this higher level of input, the development tends have little or no impact for executives in a fast-changing market environment; the implication being the methods used to select and develop talent have not kept pace with the changing requirements for effective leadership.

Zeitschrift für Führung und Organisation - Potential: a New, Future-Focused Approach to Selecting Leaders

In today’s volatile world shaped by uncertainty, finding leaders who can rise to tomorrow’s challenges is essential to a company’s survival.

consultant name

Tilman Gerhardt Egon Zehnder, Munich