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Hanns Goeldel is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner for Germany. He specializes in CFO searches for stock-market-listed companies, family businesses, and private-equity-owned firms, as well as in appraising and developing financial and other executives. Hanns is also a trusted advisor on technical services, logistics, engineering services, and business process outsourcing. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers and Services practices.

What inspires me about my work is getting to know interesting people every day, helping organizations improve their leadership, and empowering people to unlock their potential for personal and professional development.

Before becoming an Egon Zehnder consultant, Hanns was the CFO of urbia.com AG, an e-commerce startup. Earlier in his career he held the roles of Finance Director at Mannesmann o.tel.o GmbH and assistant to the CEO at Rhenus AG, a logistics services company.

Hanns earned an MBA and a PhD in economics from the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, and he also studied in Grenoble and Manchester. Outside of work, his passions are playing the violin in an orchestra, attending concerts in the new Elbphilharmonie, watching his two sons grow up, and sailing with friends in the Mediterranean.

Hanns Goeldel ist Managing Partner von Egon Zehnder in Deutschland. Er unterstützt börsennotierte Unternehmen, Familienunternehmen sowie Private Equity-Firmen bei Besetzungsprozessen und fokussiert sich dabei insbesondere auf CFO-Positionen. Letzteres schließt divisionale und regionale Ebenen ebenso ein wie leitende Controlling-Positionen. Darüber hinaus führt Hanns Goeldel Management Appraisals im Finanzbereich durch und bewertet das Potenzial angehender CFOs. Er verfügt über weitreichende Erfahrung in der Service-Industrie, insbesondere in den Segmenten Logistik, technische Dienstleistungen und Business Process Outsourcing. Außerdem gehört er den Praxisgruppen Board Consulting, Financial Officers und Leadership Services an.

Vor seinem Wechsel zu Egon Zehnder war Hanns Goeldel CFO des eCommerce Startups urbia.com AG, Leiter der Finanzabteilung der Mannesmann o.tel.o GmbH sowie Assistent der Geschäftsführung des Logistikdienstleisters Rhenus AG.

Hanns Goeldel erwarb einen Abschluss als Diplom-Kaufmann an der WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, wo er auch promovierte. Er studierte außerdem in Grenoble und Manchester.

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