Markus Kaiser


Office Location: Munich

Phone: +49 89 998110

Markus Kaiser is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Munich office. He is managing partner of the firm’s global Automotive Practice and is a member of Heidrick’s global Industrial Practice as well as its Private Equity Practice.

On an international scale, Markus supports industrial, automotive and private equity clients in senior executive and board searches with a special focus on automotive, machinery, capital equipment and manufacturing. He has a long-standing track record with major European clients and a very strong exposure to US and Asian corporations and private equity firms.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Markus was managing partner in another international executive search firm and was responsible for its Central and Eastern European operations.

Previously, Markus was managing partner and Country MD Austria for one of the top German-based management consulting companies.

Markus has more than 20 years’ experience in top management consulting and executive search. He started his career at L'Oréal Paris.


Markus holds a master's degree in economics and business administration from the Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien (University of Economics and Business Administration) and is fluent in English and German.