Sebastian Kainz


Sebastian Kainz is a director with Atreus, a Heidrick & Struggles executive interim management company. 


Sebastian has more than 15 years of experience within the German automotive and supplier industry, from development through prototyping and testing to small or special series. He has years of experience with various development departments of the BMW Group worldwide and a global network.

He was active in the metalworking industry and in technical development and engineering services, mainly in management positions with budget, personnel, and overall project responsibility. 

Most recently, he was responsible for various research and development topics within the early phase of the product development process, focusing on complete vehicle, subsystem, and component validation in classic test procedures.


University of West London, Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Marketing