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Dr. Edgar J. Kaufmann
Tel. +49 89 6428 2800


Dr. Edgar J. Kaufmann
Managing Partner
ISPECON GmbH München / Munich

Dr. Edgar J. Kaufmann has been an executive search consultant since 1993. He started in the interim management business and after five years specialized in the search and placement of top managers in the manufacturing industry and selected segments of the financial services sector. Edgar was a Managing Partner of Amrop Muelder & Partner Interim Management GmbH, now part of Heidrick & Struggles, and an Executive Search Consultant at Spencer Stuart. At Spencer Stuart, he was head of their Industry Practice in Germany.

Edgar was formerly the CEO of a large German pharmaceutical wholesale corporation and held an Executive Board Member position at a major manufacturer of technical ceramics. Prior to that, he spent eight years at BMW Corporation, holding senior positions in operations, marketing logistics and corporate development, both in Germany and the United States. He began his career as a consultant and project manager at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the automotive, automotive-supply, machinery, engineering and plant construction industries as well as in the insurance, banking and consumer goods sectors. Edgar has held Non-Executive Board positions for companies in such diverse industries as Microchip/ASIC, CAD-Software and Factory Automation in Germany, the United States and France.

Edgar studied business administration at the Technical University in Aachen and holds an MBA and a Ph.D. from the University of Cologne. He is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge in French.

In 2002, he founded Ispecon, a provider of executive search and consulting services devoted to clients in the automotive, aviation, general manufacturing and high-tech industries as well as in the financial and professional service sectors. Recent placements include CFO positions, Vice Presidents, General Managers and Directors of R&D.