Dr. Willi Schoppen is a member of Spencer Stuart's global Board Practice and leads this practice in Germany. He is also a member of the German Financial Officer Practice. He specialises in conducting board searches and assessments and advising on corporate governance issues. Since joining Spencer Stuart in 2002, he has maintained a strong client orientation, helping clients improve their economic and competitive position by providing key insights on leadership and access to the best possible managerial resources.
Board and senior leadership expertise
- Before he joined the firm, Dr. Schoppen was a member of the management board of NUR Touristic for eight years. After the merger of NUR and Condor, he was appointed to the board of directors of the new entity, C&N Touristik (now Thomas Cook). He led the company’s expansion to become the second-largest tourism company in Europe. As a management board member, he was responsible for company finance and served as controller. He also managed personnel and information systems.
- Dr. Schoppen also served as a member or chairman on the supervisory boards of several European companies.
- Earlier in his career, Dr. Schoppen was a consultant and partner at McKinsey & Company. He helped companies develop business strategies, structure control and information systems, and implement profit-improvement initiatives. He served clients from various industries, including consumer goods, automobile, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, transportation, mechanical engineering, plant construction and retail trade.
Dr. Schoppen earned a master's degree and a doctorate in business administration from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität.