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Elke Hofmann

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Based in Munich, Elke Hofmann leads Egon Zehnder’s CEO & Board Advisory Practice in Germany. She counsels large and midsize corporations in industrial goods, process industries, and energy and is a trusted advisor for general management, transformation and change. Elke is also a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice. As a member of Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Executive Assessment and Development practices, she provides senior-level executive search, board search, management appraisals, team effectiveness reviews, and accelerated integration support to leaders transitioning into new roles.

I’m inspired by the challenge of applying my insights and knowledge to resolve clients‘ challenges while impacting individuals’ paths in life. It’s about striving to make the impossible possible!

Elke gained wide-ranging management experience before becoming an Egon Zehnder consultant, spending 13 years at BP Plc in London in a variety of general management roles that included serving as a Commercial Director for Asia, Brazil, and Europe at Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC and as Business Manager, Europe, for BP Biofuels, as well as restructuring and transforming BP’s downstream business in Europe. Prior to that she was a Senior Consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Munich. She started her career at Deutsche Bank, where she worked in retail and commercial banking.

Elke earned a master’s degree and a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany (with a semester abroad at the University of New South Wales in Australia), before completing the Sales & Marketing Leadership Program at the Kellogg Business School and the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

Elke Hofmann leitet die deutsche Praxisgruppe CEO & Board Advisory bei Egon Zehnder und ist Mitglied der Industrial Praxisgruppe. Sie berät mittlere und große Unternehmen in der Prozessindustrie, Energiewirtschaft sowie der produzierenden und verarbeitenden Industrie. Als Mitglied der CEO und der Executive Assessment & Development Praxisgruppen unterstützt sie ihre Klienten bei der Besetzung von Vorstands- und Aufsichtsratspositionen, führt Management Appraisals sowie Team Effectiveness Reviews durch und betreut Führungspersönlichkeiten während der Startphase in eine neue Position.

Zu Egon Zehnder brachte Elke Hofmann weitreichende Managementerfahrung in unterschiedlichen Funktionen und Industrien mit. Während ihrer 13 Jahre bei BP Plc in London war sie General Manager für Asien, Brasilien und Europa bei Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, Business Manager Europa bei BP Biofuels sowie verantwortlich für die Transformation des Downstream-Geschäfts in Europa. Ihre Karriere begann sie im Privat- und Geschäftskundengeschäft der Deutschen Bank, bevor sie als Senior Consultant zu Roland Berger Strategy Consultants wechselte.

Elke Hofmann erwarb ihren Masterabschluss sowie ihren Doktortitel im Fach Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart. Ihr Studium umfasste auch ein Auslandssemester an der University of New South Wales (Australien). Im Anschluss absolvierte Elke Hofmann das Sales & Marketing Leadership Program an der Kellogg Business School sowie das Program for Leadership Development an der Harvard Business School.

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