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HR Consultant

07/22 – present

Global HR Consultant specialized in setup of people strategy & roadmaps, HR capability & practices and communication.

Current key customer: Nayara Energy, Mumbai


OMV Group, Vienna

04/16 – 06/22

The global energy and chemicals company with Group sales of EUR 36 bn and 22,400 employees is
Austria’s largest listed industrial company.


Senior Vice President HR

Global HR Lead for OMV Group - leading HR through OMV transformation

  • Defined and implemented OMV People Strategy

  • Developed & implemented OMV Foundation (Purpose, Business Reason, Principles) with Executive Board as basis for cultural transformation

  • HR Transformation - organisational setup & capabilities, methodology, processes & systems. Changed perception of HR from poor administrator to highly regarded strategic partner and reliable service provider

  • Advisor of Supervisory & Executive Board for all people related topics

  • Redesign of all people processes based on OMV foundation - principles embedded in all people processes (Performance Management, Talent Management, Compensation, Recruiting, Leadership framework, Training, Digital academy)

  • Redesigned Executive Compensation to drive business results

  • Global Diversity & inclusion strategy formulated and implemented – awarded as Diversity Leader

  • Development & rollout of employer brand & strategy resulting in several employer awards

  • Support for OMVs divestments and acquisitions including all labour law aspects

  • Negotiation lead for Collective Labour Agreement for Mineral Oil Industry Austria

  • Standardized and simplified HR tools - integrated HR System, process automatization, worldwide Grading & Job Title system

  • Drove HR related saving of ca € 50 Mio


Mondelez International
former Kraft Foods Europe, Zurich

05/07 – 12/15

Rev: USD 14B Employees: 30.000 + in Europe


HR Director Global Coffee Transformation

01/14 – 12/15

HR Lead for JV setup between Mondelez International and D.E. Master Blenders JDE – the world’s

largest pure Coffee organization / overall global nr 2 in Coffee market behind Nestle  


  • Led setup of the HR schedule of the global JV contract – global deal team member

  • Led HR work streams & collaboration with lawyers for JV contract setup –defining methodology of the carve out the Mondelez Coffee organization and all HR relevant aspects for the JV setup

  • Global HR lead of JV implementation across 46 countries – across all work streams (Consultation, Staffing, C&B, Cost management, Engagement & Communication, System setup, Location strategy and overall compliance with the JV contract)

  • Successfully attracted  5000+ employees to JV – according to plan and in time

  • Global Steering Committee member


Director HR Solutions Europe

05/10 – 12/13

Heading HR Solutions for Europe – across 33 countries – leading a team of 270 HR professionals


  • Designed & implemented HR model for Europe – bringing the vision of a transformed HR function to live – organization, processes, skills & system capabilities – became global role model

  • Heading HR Solutions for Europe – across 33 countries – leading a team of 270 HR professionals – Talent Acquisition, C&B, Learning & Development, Employee Relations, Controlling, HR Systems & HR Administration & Payroll  

  • Member of the regional HR Senior leadership team and Global HR Leadership network

  • HR lead for Switzerland (1200 employees) – including integration lead for Cadbury (change plans, T&C harmonization, system integration)

  • Track record of developing internal HR succession

  • Delivered 10 MM+  cost saving for HR function


HR Director Coffee & Marketing Services, Kraft Foods Europe

01/09 – 04/10

Rev: USD 2B, Responsible for strategic HR lead in Coffee Europe & Marketing Services and implementation in cooperation with local markets & COEs


  • Designed & implemented new organization structure – transformed from Marketing organization to business unit structure

  • Designed & led organization & team effectiveness processes & interventions to activate the new organization

  • Developed HR strategy for Coffee & Marketing Services & Action Plan

  • Developed and implemented overall engagement & communication strategy  

  • Led talent review, succession planning & ongoing talent development for leadership in Coffee & MS Introduced KPIs to measure strategic HR priorities

  • Developed & implemented concept to enhance the building of the talent pipeline

HR Director Kraft Foods Europe HQ

05/07 – 12/08

Responsible for setup of European HQ in Zurich from scratch.


  • Led setup of European HQ from scratch – from  5 employees to 600 in 1 year, 1000 + in year 2

  • Developed and implemented overall HR framework (C&B, relocation, engagement, communication, policies, onboarding, development)  

  • Built and led diverse team of 18 HR professionals - European Business partners for functions and the HR team for HQ & Switzerland

  • Attracted & moved international leadership from across Europe to Zurich

  • Led change from country to category model for Switzerland

  • Represented Kraft Food Europe at Swiss authorities & built relationships with key suppliers (international schools, tax consultants, relocation agencies)  

  • Setup & led Facility Management including oversight of construction site


GE Consumer Finance Central Eastern Europe, Zurich

11/05 – 04/07

NI: USD 250 MM NEA: USD 9 B Employees: 10.000+, Regional HQ CEE established in 2005


Organisation & Staffing Manager

Responsible for top talent development, succession planning, strategic talent acquisition, executive staffing and HR initiatives across region


  • Led regional leadership review and HR strategy process (Session C)

  • Developed and implemented a regional Top Talent strategy – became Global Best Practice

  • Successfully developed and launched “Acquisition Integration Pool” – staffed & attracted senior management team and integration resources for Romania within 2 months & Senior team for JV in Dubai

  • Setup regional HQ team



GE Money Bank Norway, Stavanger

07/04 – 10/05

NI: USD 45 MM NEA: USD 2 B Employees: 300+


Human Resources Leader

Strategic and operational Human Resources functional leadership to GEMB Norway, managing a team of 3 specialists 


  • Developed HR strategy and established HR as respected, adding value business partner - restructured HR and developed competent, pro-active team

  • Implemented Performance Management Process according to GE standard

  • Established Leadership development program, talent development & a training function

  • Developed recruiting and talent acquisition strategy / adjusted C&B strategy

  • Improved internal employee satisfaction survey results by 20%

  • Trained internationally Leadership skills

  • Developed and led cross-functional strategic team to drive organisational development



GE Capital Bank Austria, Vienna

03/98 – 06/04

NI: Turn Around NEA: USD 2 B Employees: 700+


Training & Communication Manager

04/02 – 06/04

Responsible for strategic and operational talent development and internal communication, managing a team of 4 specialists


  • Developed development and training strategy

  • Developed internal communication strategy and led execution including CEO communication and events - Facilitated numerous strategy meetings, team-building events, NMAs

  • Concept and implementation of leadership development & succession planning

  • Improved participation rate of employee satisfaction survey by 35 % and results by 25 %

  • Led the run off of the commercial portfolio from the HR side



HR Specialist /Generalist

03/98 – 03/02

HR Specialist - Responsible for strategic HR initiatives and projects – part time 

HR Generalist for IT and Finance and HR Projects





2019 – 2022: OMV: Leader in Diversity, Beste Arbeitgebermarke, Family friendly company, HR Award 2020

2014: Deal closure award for successful setup of JV contract

2012: Functional excellence award (setup HR model)

2010/2007: Integration award, President award (setup Zurich HQ)

2006 – 02: European Quality Award, various Management awards       




2017 – 2022: HR Lectures at Vienna University of Economics  

2016 – 2022: APK Supervisory Board Member

2014 – 2015: German Supervisory Board Member

2012 – 2014: Nomination only Leadership programs & executive coaching

2008 – 2015: Swiss Pension Board Member

2007: Strategic Organization Design, USC

2006: Advanced HR Development Course, Crotonville, NY

2004: Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

2003 – 2004: Organisational Development Course, Hernstein, Austria

2003 – 2004: Lectures at University of Vienna “Strategic HR Management”, Coaching & Certification, Wifi NOE, Werner Vogelauer 

2002 – 1998: Six Sigma, Facilitation, Change Trainings – Stamford US




1991 – 1998: Vienna University of Economics, Austria

Business Administration, Majored in Human Resources & Marketing,

Graduation in February 1998 (Magister)

1989 – 1991: Vienna University, Austria : French, Journalism


German mother tongue, English fluent, French very good

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