Ralf Landmann is a member of Spencer Stuart’s global Industrial Practice and brings more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience to his role. He focuses on senior-level assignments for industrial clients in Germany, throughout Europe and at global level, with a particular emphasis on the automotive sector. He is also a member of the firm’s Marketing Officer Practice and conducts searches for senior leaders within the sales and marketing function.

Management consulting and industry leadership expertise

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Ralf was a senior partner with Roland Berger and was managing director of the consultancy’s Frankfurt office. He was responsible for the firm’s global activities in automotive strategy and sales and marketing. He also served as the global key-client manager for one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.
  • Ralf advised global automotive OEMs and suppliers as well as clients in wholesale/retail, car financing, and fleet and mobility services. He supported clients in Europe, the Americas, China and the Middle East in developing and implementing their corporate and operational strategies and improving their performance. He is a regular speaker on the automotive industry and has been published in various industry publications and appeared on numerous national television programs.
  • Previously, Ralf was the head of Deloitte’s European automotive practice and the leader of the Germany automotive practice of Arthur D. Little. Before working in management consulting, Ralf began his career with roles in corporate development at Daimler-Benz and strategic planning at Schott Glass.

Ralf earned an M.B.A. from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is an alumnus of the Columbia University Advanced Management Program and received scholarships from the American Field Service. Ralf serves on the board of the English Theatre Frankfurt and is a member of the Frankfurt Society for Trade, Industry and Science. He is fluent in German and English.

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