Industry Expertise

Kienbaum’s industry expertise has grown over time: Since 1945 we have gained a familiarity with companies in Germany, Europe and the world through over 70,000 projects. These have involved a broad range of sectors. With the capacity to draw on the resources of our international consulting network, we can rely on an extensive pool of experience, data and knowledge.

You can profit from our expertise  –contact us, our sector specialists will promptly return your call.


Current challenges such as declining sales figures, globalization, digital transformation and electromobility place significant demands on management and employees. Changing contexts require constant skills development. We support you in the individual coaching of executives and senior management to enhance their skills in areas ranging from purchasing or after-sales to comprehensive transformation.

Consumer and retail

If increasingly rapid market dynamics in the consumer goods sector are to be mastered, a company will need the right senior talent as well as managers with longstanding leadership experience combined with comprehensive, far-reaching skills. Where human resources are a key success factor, we combine personnel consulting with professional expertise in HR, organizations and change to provide you with highly competent advice on complex change processes.

Construction and energy

As a specialist in the construction and energy sector, we are backed by sound, specific expertise and a first-rate network. Our Kienbaum consultants advise you on recruiting, promoting and retaining executives, designing organizations, processes and incentive systems, and setting up a constructive employee separation management system. With our integrated approach, we support you through your transformation process.

Financial services 

With our consultants’ comprehensive expertise in financial services markets, including participating candidates, and  a boasting high level of methodological competence, we are proficient in the art of motivating people for change, dealing constructively with opposition, and achieving common goals.

This experience allows us to assure you that our proposed solutions and results will be characterized by a high degree of acceptance and quality from day one.


Health care

Almost no other industry has been so thoroughly impacted by digitization as the health sector – both positively and negatively. Without neglecting patient needs, we provide support to deconstruct inflexible organizations and promote viable business models, leadership structures and forms of care.

Aided by an understanding of the health economy, our team incorporates expertise in strategy, reorganization and restructuring as well as recruitment.


Growing demands for sustainability and customers with a pronounced awareness of costs.  Unfortunately, this is not the only ambivalence the machinery and plant engineering sector has to face. We support you in formulating forward-looking, sustainable and integrated responses to current challenges to gain a favorable market position over the long term.

In this process, we constantly view the individual as the crucial success factor.


Medtech and life sciences

Continuously rising revenues are contrasted with exploding health costs and intensifying regulatory framework conditions – add to that the trend toward consolidation among producers, cost bearers and providers of services. We support you from the recruitment and development of executives to the design of compensation and incentive systems in line with the market to professional management of employee separation.

Public and nonprofit areas

As an equal partner for over a half century, we have developed customized solutions for the public sector. To make your organization more comprehensive and sustainable, we go beyond the mere creation of theoretical concepts, in addition we develop strategies to implement these solutions in a practical way for you and your employees. From local governments to federal departments, from scientific installations to social security and numerous nonprofit organizations.


Service companies require managers whose leadership skills include both agility and wide-ranging competence. Searches increasingly turn to executives from outside the sector who combine external procedural and management expertise and advanced digital competence to bring about necessary changes. We support companies from the areas of transport, shipping and logistics; professional services; and the hotel and restaurant industry.

Technology, digital and media sectors

New roles such as chief digital officer are becoming particularlyespecially prevalent in technologically savvy areas such as IT, telecommunications and media. The digital competence of all specialists and managers and the controllability of complex and multifaceted ambidextrous structures are increasingly seen as essential. We deploy our combined digital and personnel expertise in assisting you to find suitable specialists and managers for your company.

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