Gerlinde Berger


Gerlinde Berger serves as a Partner at DHR International Neumann, based across the Vienna, Munich and Frankfurt offices. Prior to DHR, Gerlinde Berger was a partner with CTPartners NEUMANN, joining the firm in 2015 when the firm merged with Neumann Partners. With over 15 years of executive search experience, predominantly in manufacturing with a focus on automotive and machinery, Gerlinde has an in-depth understanding of the business dynamics and executive talent demands of the industrial sector.

She has also managed multiple assignments in the consumer, luxury goods & retail space and has experience serving DACH clients with senior global mandates in some of the worlds fastest growing markets. Before joining CTPartners Gerlinde worked as partner with Neumann & Partners, where she was based in the Vienna, Munich and Cologne offices.

Here she worked to strengthen the firm’s Asia Pacific Competence Center based in Cologne, focusing on assignments in the APAC region. Gerlinde brings experience working for executive search firms in Switzerland, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. This includes several years working as regional director with full P&L responsibility for 6 offices in the CEE region. Prior to moving into executive search, Gerlinde served four years as a diplomat in the Austrian Diplomatic Service, seconded to Luxemburg and Brussels, and mainly dealing with EU affairs. Gerlinde studied at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon and holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a PhD in Economic Sciences. She is fluent in English, French and German and has a good command of Spanish.