Markus Kaiser


Office Location: Munich

Phone: +49 89 998110

Markus Kaiser is the managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Automotive Practice and is a member of the firm’s Global Industrial Practice as well as its Private Equity Practice. Markus coordinates Heidrick’s German activities in the Industrial sector. He is based in Munich.

Markus supports industrial and private equity clients in senior executive and board searches with a special focus on automotive, mechanical engineering, capital equipment and manufacturing. He has a longstanding track record with major German/European clients and a very strong exposure to US and Asian corporations and private equity firms.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Markus was managing partner in another international executive search firm, responsible for their Central and Eastern European region. Previously, he was managing partner and Country MD for one of the leading management consulting companies in Austria.

Markus has more than 20 years’ experience in top management consulting and executive search. He started his career at L'Oréal Paris.


Markus holds a master's degree in economics and business administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna and is fluent in English and German.