Thorsten Bauer


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Thorsten Bauer




Thorsten Bauer

Thorsten Bauer serves clients in the Industrial and Energy and Natural Resources Sectors, with a focus on chemical and process industries, industrial goods and services. Recently, digital transformation in industrial client organization has been a central theme in his work. Thorsten is also a member of the firm’s Operations and Supply Chain Practice. In addition, he fills executive positions for private equity companies and is involved in leadership and succession projects. Based in Munich, Thorsten helps his clients find the best-suited leadership talent to face their business and culture challenges.

Thorsten has recently worked on searches for senior executives, supervisory and advisory board members. These have included CEO, COO, CTO, CMO/CSO, general management, strategy, operational and commercial leadership roles.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Thorsten worked at Clariant in Munich for several years, where he was Global Head of Sales and Key Account Management. He was also responsible for building the company’s commercial excellence function. Previously, Thorsten held leadership roles at Süd-Chemie AG for seven years as Head of the Energy and Environment Business Unit and Head of Corporate Development. Earlier in his career, Thorsten was a Management Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, based in Stuttgart.


Thorsten received a degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Freiburg in Germany.


Industrial, Private Equity, Chemicals, Materials and Packaging, Industrial Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Services, Operations & Supply Chain Officers, Technology Officers, Assessment, Executive Search, Family Business, Digital, Board & CEO Advisory Partners

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