Christoph Kleinen


Christoph Kleinen is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s Consumer Markets Practice, leading the retail and consumer sectors in the German market.


Christoph’s primary clients include global brands, start-ups, and fast-growth businesses across a diverse range of retail and consumer companies. He has functional expertise in general management, marketing, sales, operations, supply chain, human resources, and finance.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Christoph was a senior client partner for a global executive search firm. Prior to that, he was a senior buyer with Tengelmann/A&P Group and in sales and marketing with Kraft, Germany. He started his professional career in consulting. He is fluent in German and English.


University of Cologne, Germany, MBA