Ralf Landmann leads the Board & CEO Succession Practice in Germany, Automotive in Europe and is a member of the EMEA Core-Leadership Team. He previously led the firm’s operations in Germany as managing partner. With more than 25 years of industry and consulting experience, Ralf supports the boards of publicly listed, privately held and venture-backed market leaders worldwide in identifying and recruiting executive and non-executive directors. He conducts search and leadership advisory assignments at the senior executive level for industrial clients in Germany, throughout Europe and at global level, with a particular emphasis on the automotive sector.

Management consulting and industry leadership expertise

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Ralf was a senior partner with Roland Berger, serving as managing director of the strategy consultancy’s Frankfurt office. He was responsible for the firm’s global activities in automotive strategy, 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 has been 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 Executive Management Program and received scholarships from the American Field Service. He is fluent in German and English.

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