Michael Meier, based in Düsseldorf, advises family-owned, multinational, and private equity-backed companies in the consumer and industrial industries. He leads Egon Zehnder’s global Chief Marketing Officers Practice and has expertise in marketing globally and across industries. Michael is deeply experienced in C-suite and board-level recruitment, with a particular focus on CEO succession and board assignments. He also works with boards and executive committees on senior leadership development and merger integration.
Activity is not the same as achievement. I offer creative solutions and candid advice to help leaders and owners solve their unique challenges in succession planning, digitization, and personal growth.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Michael was Vice President of Brand Management for Hilti Corporation, Head of Marketing at Bertelsmann, and a Project Leader with BBDO.
Michael has a PhD and an MA from the University of Munich and an MBA from OUBS in the U.K. He has also attended universities in Scotland and France. Michael is the author of “Die Erfolgsgeheimnisse des Marketingmanagers” (“Secrets of Success for the Marketing Manager”). He frequently publishes articles and gives interviews on marketing and commercial leadership, and has appeared in The Harvard Business Manager, Absatzwirtschaft, and Horizont. Outside of work, he is passionate about family, literature, the arts, cycling, and running.