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Malte Hotop

Based in Hamburg, Malte is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial and Health practices. A trusted advisor with a keen analytical mind, he provides expert support to clients in the private enterprise and governmental sectors to help them cultivate potential and existing leaders and develop and optimize their cultures for greater success.

In the end, all challenges in the business world are human resources problems. (Alfred Herrhausen)

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Malte spent several years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Hamburg, initially as an Associate and advancing to Engagement Manager. Previously he was a career officer at the German Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Major and Commanding Officer in an airborne reconnaissance company after leading a battalion’s intelligence department.

Malte earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, which trains future and existing officers of the German armed forces, an MBA from the Mannheim Business School with a semester abroad at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, and an MA in international military strategic studies from the Centro Alto Studi per la Defesa run by the Italian Ministry of Defense in Rome. Married with two sons, when not working he enjoys engaging in outdoor activities with his family, running and rowing, and reading about geopolitics.

Malte Hotop ist in den Praxisgruppen Industrial und Health im Hamburger Büro von Egon Zehnder tätig. Er berät Klienten aus der Privatwirtschaft und dem öffentlichen Sektor bei der Suche und Entwicklung von Führungspersönlichkeiten sowie der Förderung kultureller Themen.

Vor seinem Wechsel zu Egon Zehnder war Malte Hotop mehrere Jahre als Berater bei McKinsey & Company in Hamburg tätig, zunächst als Associate und später als Engagement Manager. Zuvor war er Berufsoffizier bei der Bundeswehr, wo er nach der Führung einer Luftlandeaufklärungskompanie den Rang eines Majors innehatte.

Malte Hotop erwarb einen Diplom-Abschluss in Politikwissenschaft an der Bundeswehr-Universität in Hamburg, einen MBA an der Mannheim Business School mit einem Auslandssemester an der Tongji-Universität in Shanghai, China, und einen M.A. in internationalen militärstrategischen Studien am Centro Alto Studi per la Defesa des italienischen Verteidigungsministeriums in Rom. Malte Hotop ist verheiratet, hat zwei Söhne und verbringt in seiner Freizeit viel Zeit mit seiner Familie in der Natur. Außerdem läuft er gerne, rudert und interessiert sich für geopolitische Literatur.

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