Markus Kaiser

Managing Partner

Office Location: Munich

Phone: +49 89 998110

Markus Kaiser is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Munich office and managing partner of the global Automotive Practice. He also leads the Industrial and Private Equity practices in Germany. Markus works with industrial and private equity clients on senior executive and board searches with a special focus on manufacturing, automotive, capital equipment, and mechanical engineering. He has longstanding relationships with major German and European clients and 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, responsible for their central and eastern European region. Previously, he was managing partner and country MD for one of the leading management consulting companies in Austria.

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


Markus earned a master's degree in economics and business administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna and is fluent in English and German.