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Andreas von Specht
A native of Hamburg, Germany, Andreas von Specht gained a degree in Business Administration from the European Business School network in Germany, the UK and France.
He started his professional career in the consumer goods industry where he worked in various marketing, sales and general management positions with Mars Snackfood, Bacardi and Van Houten.
After joining the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder in 1994, he was elected Managing Partner and Shareholder in 1999. During his 17-year career with the firm in Hamburg, Frankfurt and Paris, Andreas was part of the German Leadership Team and later headed the Global Consumer and Retail Practice based out of Paris. Andreas developed an expertise advising international company owners and entrepreneurs, increasingly specialising in family companies and their governance issues.
Andreas serves on a number of boards and represents members of his extended family on the Advisory Board of Berenberg Bank, Germany’s oldest private bank.