Senior Advisory Board
Beyond their special fields and industries, our "Senior Advisors" have a high reputation in the German and international economic community. They support Kerkhoff Consulting not only in strategic corporate development but also in accompanying projects to which they contribute their decades of know-how.
Prof. Manfred Lahnstein
Senior Advisor Blue Chips
Lahnstein headed the Bundeskanzleramt (Chancellor's office) of Helmut Schmidt; subsequently, he was Federal minister for finances and the economy and one of the few professional politicians to gain a foothold in the world of business in an operative function. On the board of Bertelsmann AG, Lahnstein was responsible for the division of "New Media"; in 1994, he changed over to the supervisory board. Until 2004, he remained a special envoy for the management board of the Gütersloh-based media group.
Dr. Thomas Ludwig
Senior Advisor Services
Thomas Ludwig is a specialist in the sectors of steel and trade. From 1991 to 1995 he was member of the board at Klöckner & Co AG before becoming CEO of ThyssenKrupp Serv AG, the sector in the ThyssenKrupp-group for trade and services. From 2003 to October 2009 Thomas Ludwig headed Klöckner & Co SE as CEO. From January 2010 on he is managing partner at the investment company Lindsay Goldberg & Vogel GmbH in Düsseldorf, which represents the private equity fond Lindsay Goldberg, New York, in Germany.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle
Senior Advisor Science
Since the year 2004, Wolfgang Stölzle is holder of the chair for Logistics Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Stölzle is one of the leading scientists in the fields of logistics, supply chain management and purchasing. In this function, he is, inter alia, a member of the scientific advisory council of the German Federal Ministry for Traffic, Construction and Urban Development and of the scientific advisory council of the Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME -Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik). The Kerkhoff Consulting Competence Center at the University of St. Gallen is assigned to Stölzle's chair.