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Claus Fischer leads the firm’s Global Retail and Luxury Practice and is a core member of the Consumer Practice. He focuses on senior executive searches for clients throughout Europe across several industries, including marketing, sales, HR, strategy, operations and digital transformation. Claus has led numerous searches for consumer goods, retail, hospitality and family-owned organizations. He recently recruited an EVP for a global luxury goods company, two non-executive board members for a premium international food retailer, a CEO for a European brand portfolio apparel player and a CEO for a grocery chain.
Prior to joining the firm, Claus spent 15 years in international management positions within the food industry. He worked for leading brand manufacturers, private label producers and B2B food ingredient suppliers. He also spent two years with McKinsey & Company as a project manager and member of the European marketing and sales practice. While there, he oversaw projects in the consumer goods, fair trade, automotive, logistics and financial services industries. He specialized in corporate growth and marketing and innovation strategies.
Education & Affiliations
Claus studied business administration at the European Business School and participated in exchange programs, spending a semester at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and another at ESC La Rochelle. He graduated Diplom-Kaufmann. He is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.
Consumer, Consumer Products, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Private Equity, Operations & Supply Chain Officers, Human Resources Officers, Executive Search, Family Business