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Heiko Wolters

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Heiko Wolters, based in Stuttgart, mainly serves clients in the industrial sector with a particular focus on automotive and machinery. Heiko’s deep management experience makes him a trusted advisor to CEOs and Boards of corporates, family-run businesses and private equity firms. He is active across the firm’s CEO, Executive Assessment and Development, and Industrial practices as well as Family Business Advisory.

This quote from Vince Lombardi sums up my philosophy: ’Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.'

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Heiko was a member of the extended management team of Dekra Automobil AG, Europe’s leading automotive testing and safety company, in charge of sales and branches. Before that, he was a senior manager at the consulting firm Arthur D. Little, helping industrial clients improve their strategy and operative efficiency. Heiko began his career at BMW AG as a purchasing analyst.

After an apprenticeship in banking, Heiko completed his MBA (Dipl.-Kaufmann) at the Free University of Berlin and the École Supérieure de Gestion (ESG) in Paris. He then earned a PhD at the University of Berlin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a visiting scholar in the International Motor Vehicle Program.

Heiko Wolters berät vornehmlich Unternehmen aus dem Industriesektor, insbesondere aus der Automobilindustrie und dem Maschinenbau sowie verwandten Sektoren. Mittelständische Familiengesellschaften gehören ebenso zu seinen Klienten wie internationale Konzerne und Private-Equity-Unternehmen. Seine Mandate umfassen primär Vorstands- und Geschäftsführungsfunktionen mit technischem, vertrieblichem oder kaufmännischem Schwerpunkt sowie Aufsichtsrats- und Beiratsbesetzungen. Darüber hinaus evaluiert Heiko Wolters Führungspersönlichkeiten im Rahmen von Leadership Advisory und begleitet Onboardings und Transformationen in Unternehmen.

Bevor er zu Egon Zehnder kam, war Heiko Wolters Generalbevollmächtigter Direktor für Vertrieb und Niederlassungen der Dekra Automobil AG und Mitglied des erweiterten Managementteams. Davor war er Senior Manager beim Beratungsunternehmen Arthur D. Little, wo er Klienten aus dem Industriesektor in Strategie- und Effizienzfragen unterstützte. Seine berufliche Laufbahn begann Heiko Wolters als Beschaffungsanalyst bei der BMW AG.

Nach einer Banklehre bei der Dresdner Bank AG schloss Heiko Wolters sein Betriebswirtschaftsstudium an der Freien Universität Berlin und der École Supérieure de Gestion in Paris mit dem Diplom-Kaufmann ab. Danach promovierte er an der Freien Universität Berlin und am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) im Rahmen des International Motor Vehicle Programs.

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