Reinhard Kolvenbach

Senior Partner

Reinhard Kolvenbach serves as managing partner, based in the firm’s Cologne and Frankfurt offices.

Reinhard has more than 25 years of experience in successfully recruiting positions in a variety of industries, including large, mid-sized, and privately owned corporations.

Prior to joining DHR, Reinhard Kolvenbach was a managing partner with CTPartners NEUMANN. Based in Cologne, he worked with the firm’s Industrial, and Retail and Consumer Goods Practices.

Previously, Reinhard spent more than 10 years as a senior partner with Neumann. There, he managed the firm’s Cologne office as well as its Asia Pacific Competence Centre Germany.  Reinhard’s extensive executive search experience includes internationally covering the areas of industry, automotive, energy, and consumer/luxury goods and retail. He also has handled numerous search assignments within the financial services sector in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.

Before entering the executive search industry, Reinhard was the assistant to the managing director of a German publishing company. He moved on to a recruitment consultancy in Cologne in 1979. In 1992, he joined Baumgartner & Partner, as a partner for some 10 years and went from there to Neumann. 

Reinhard holds a degree in Business Studies from the University of Cologne. He speaks fluent English and German.

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