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Stephan Buchner, based in Munich, advises national and international clients in the consumer, retail, apparel and fashion, and media and sports sectors. Building on his previous 10-year experience as an international business leader and his 20-year tenure with Egon Zehnder, he works with clients to solve leadership issues in a wide range of situations and contexts. He is passionate about helping organizations create innovative teams and cultures bound for success. His clients include global corporations, private-equity firms and family owned businesses. Working with great individuals who want to make a difference energizes Stephan and he strives to support and experience their career achievements.

Talking to great leaders every day is a rewarding journey and extraordinary learning experience personally and professionally. This improves my judgement and skills for the benefit of our clients.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Stephan was Managing Director at Bertelsmann Publishing Group. He began his career as Assistant to the CEO and held various management positions in Europe and North America over the following ten years. For the company’s book-publishing business, today part of Random House, he led a successful marketing strategy in New York. As President of Doubleday Canada, he restructured the business and increased long-term profitability. 

Stephan has an MA, Diplom-Kaufmann, and a PhD in Business Administration, Dr. rer. oec, and has studied at the Universities of Mainz, Munich and Saarbrücken. He is a member of the board of trustees for the private university MakroMedia. He is a passionate runner and also enjoys downhill skiing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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