Hüffer AG works with experienced and proven Senior Associate Consultants as assessors and coaches. They work individually depending on the industry or position of the candidates. With all consultants, cooperation is long-term, usually for more than 10 years. For each specific project, the relevant team is put together individually and made known in terms of consultants involved, profiles and qualifications.

 

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Dr. phil. Leopold Hüffer
Managing Partner, Hüffer AG
German, English, French, Spanish

Dr. Hüffer has already conducted more than 2,000 Top Executive Assessments and over 1,000 Top Executive Coachings on behalf of prestigious companies and enterprises and is one of the leading experts in the selection and promotion of top executives. A qualified psychologist, Dr. Hüffer obtained his doctorate on a scholarship to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. After working in the family-owned Aschendorff (Münster) group of companies, BMW AG and some relevant consultancies, Dr. Hüffer has been Managing Partner and owner of Hüffer AG in Zurich and Frankfurt/Main since 2000. 10-year appointment as lecturer at the University of Zurich and, since 2004, research cooperation with the Military Academy at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.

 



Herbert Ochsenbein
EMBA, MBA
German, English, French, Italian

Herbert Ochsenbein is a distinguished consultant and mentor in issues involving corporate succession planning and the reorientation of executive employee to entrepreneur. When actively searching for suitable successors, he focuses on professional mediation work in the business environment. In his work he draws both on his extensive practical experience as a Board member of METRO AG and CEO of Canon (Switzerland) AG, as well as his extensive qualifications, for example as an auditor and business administrator.

 



Urs A. Hophan
MBA, MSc
German, English, French, Italian

As a qualified business expert (among other things, Mr. Hophan has been Asia Pacific CEO and Executive Vice President at Bally) with sound psychological training, he is an outstanding assessor and coach and has been working with Hüffer AG for over a dozen years. As a result of his years of residence in Asia and the United States, Urs A. Hophan can also provide superb evaluations of intercultural topic areas among assessment candidates or offer coaching support. His global, holistic thinking and entrepreneurship make him a pragmatic advisor at the highest level, together with the relevant education and experience in Executive Leadership Teaching and Development. In this capacity, he was also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of North-West Switzerland for Bachelor and MBA courses in “International Management” (Leadership, Change Management, etc.).

 



Christiane Schneider
Business administration graduate
German, English

A qualified business economist and communications expert, Ms Schneider contributes a wealth of experience from various posts, most recently as a member of the Executive Board of RUAG Holding in Berne, to the assessment and development of people. Here, Ms Schneider is additionally supported by her wide-ranging business branch expertise, including food (Emmi), telecommunications/IT (Swisscom), music (Sony) or aerospace and mechanical engineering and the defence industry. Her strength is the coaching of CEOs, CxOs and executive officers in communications, presentation, leadership and strategy issues - often in combination with issues relating to corporate culture and change management.

 



Michael Rupp
Business economist
German, English

A businessman with international experience - including posts as Managing Director at Adidas, COO at Reebok, president and CEO of Rockport, CEO at Jack Wolfskin - and supervisory board member, his work in these posts in Europe, the Middle East (5 years) and in the U.S. (7 years) as well as his own personal experience mean that he is familiar with the challenges of a globalized economy in M&A processes, reorganization, positioning and in cooperation with private equity. Michael Rupp is an experienced expert in strategic international business development, marketing and sales, who in global development and change processes successfully led his executives and employees with the focus on results. With over 30 years of industry experience with global responsibility, the business graduate is therefore the ideal assessor and coach for top executives facing or taking challenging growth steps and desirous of successfully handling them.

 



Kurt Mück
Graduate engineer
German, English

As a graduate engineer with many years of international top management experience, Kurt Mück has extensive know-how in the field of technical industries and has worked as a Senior Associate Advisor and as a business coach in this function. He is a leading expert in the field of strategic and operational business management and entrepreneurial business coaching.

In addition to his technological expertise, he is characterised by his long-term mandates in supervisory and administrative bodies in group companies and industrial enterprises, as well as chairman of the advisory board of an international group in the RV industry. The special focal points of his professional activity as a top leader are his extensive experience not only in holistic management, but also the change of complex business processes, such as turnarounds, M & A transactions and the regular expansion of medium-sized companies.

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