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Franz-Josef, as the founder of the Singapore Office, is the Managing Director of Kienbaum FJK Consultants responsible for the ever growing and dynamic region - Asia-Pacific with offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai and HongKong – with the focus in executive search and human resources management during the last 19 years.
He brings along with him over 42 years extensive work experience in executive search, leadership assessment and development, training, business management, and customer service & operations.
With the experiences as an in-house HR professional and later Managing Director, Franz-Josef has been providing value-added consultancy services to a variety of organizations in diverse industries, ranging from chemical, industrial, automotive, high tech, IT, service to financial. He assists clients define their leadership strategy, design and deliver leadership assessment and development programs. His clients include BASF, Bayer, Evonik, Dow Chemicals, Bosch, Volkswagen, Continental Tyres, tesa tape, Bombardier and many other large and mid-sized enterprises.
Prior to being based in Singapore, Franz-Josef spent two years in Kienbaum Germany, pioneering the Frankfurt branch office. He began his career in the Human Resource Management and Executive Search for 19 years and was a HR Director specialising in International HR Management with various companies such as Digital Equipment, Stinnes and Schenker and was for 4 years, as the Managing Director of Thomson CGR Medical in Central Europe.
Franz-Josef graduated with a Degree in Economics (major in Human Resources, Marketing) from the University of Bielefeld, Paderborn, Germany.