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Hartmuth von Maltzahn

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Based in Düsseldorf, Hartmuth von Maltzahn advises medium-sized companies and family businesses on succession planning and filling top positions. He works closely with his fellow advisors in the European Industrial and Technology & Communications practice groups. Hartmuth von Maltzahn is also part of Egon Zehnder’s global Family Business Advisory. He is a member of nonexecutive boards of medium-sized family businesses.

I’m passionate and really get involved when a client needs my help, whether it’s for finding a successor or adapting to a new business situation. My natural curiosity also helps.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Hartmuth was the CEO of L-1 Identity Solutions AG, the German subsidiary of an American defense contractor. He also served as the CEO of Visiomed AG, a German company that makes skin cancer detection systems. Earlier, Hartmuth was the Vice President of Sales at ABB Automation Products and worked for ABB Management Consulting as a Senior Consultant based in New York, Mannheim, and Heidelberg.

Hartmuth completed an undergraduate degree in physics at Heidelberg University and then earned an MA in political economy from the Technical University of Berlin. He is devoted to his wife and four children, and enjoys playing field hockey and hunting.

Hartmuth von Maltzahn berät mittelständische Firmen und Familienunternehmen bei der Nachfolgeplanung und Besetzung von Spitzenpositionen. Er arbeitet eng mit seinen Beraterkolleg:innen in den europäischen Praxisgruppen Industrial sowie Technology & Communications zusammen. Darüber hinaus gehört Hartmuth von Maltzahn zur globalen Family Business Advisory von Egon Zehnder. Er ist Mitglied in Beiräten mittelständischer Familienunternehmen.

Vor seiner Zeit bei Egon Zehnder war Hartmuth von Maltzahn CEO der L-1 Identity Solutions AG, der europäischen Tochter des amerikanischen L-1-Konzerns. Zuvor war er CEO der Visiomed AG, die sich auf die Herstellung und den Vertrieb von Früherkennungssystemen bei Hautkrebs spezialisiert hat. Zu Beginn seiner beruflichen Karriere hatte Hartmuth von Maltzahn verschiedene Führungspositionen bei ABB inne: zunächst als Senior Consultant für die interne Beratung des Unternehmens, später als Vice President Sales und Leiter des Vertriebsteams für ABB Automation Products.

Hartmuth von Maltzahn erwarb sein Diplom in Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Technischen Universität Berlin und studierte Physik an der Universität Heidelberg.

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