Guido Happe

Guido Happe is Founder and Managing Director of the Board Partners GmbH and Founder of the Board Academy. He has also founded BoardCom an agency that offers individual communication services for managers and companies.

His current advisory board mandates encompass: member of the advisory board of the Rotonda Business Club in Cologone, a nationwide business club with > 1,000 members; elgHaniel, with 1.8 billion euros turnover and 53 locations in 20 countries a leading global recycler and trader of raw materials for the steel, superalloy, carbon and titanium industries; Advisory board member of the Southern African Women in Leadership – SAWIL, an organization founded to promote, train, challenge and bridge female leaders with the industry; Advisory board member and shareholder of the GIN manufacturer ‘Dein GIN Punkt’ with a B2C and B2B approach to order fully customised GINs and a current annual capacity of 124.000 bottles; Chairman of the Advisory Board of the management consultancy ‘concimus’ with focus on SCM / purchasing and logistics.

Previously – as the largest single shareholder – he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Steinbach&Partner Executive Consultants and from 2009 to 2013 Chairman of the Executive Board of Steinbach&Partner Executive Consultants. During this time S&P International had >120 employees. Prior to that, he worked for Kienbaum Executive Consultants GmbH from 2000 to 2009 – from 2006 as an equity partner – he was responsible for national and international executive search projects as well as for venture capital and the establishment of the Advisory Board line-up department. Before he joined Kienbaum he was a consultant and project manager in a management consultancy specializing in technology and IT, as well as a project manager in change management at Mannesmann Rexroth (now BoschRexroth), after starting his career as a Sales & Marketing Trainee at the non-profit organization ‘Junior Achievement’ in San Francisco/USA. Guido Happe studied social sciences, sociology, psychology and economics at the Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

He is author and editor at Springer Gabler: Sales Controlling (2003); Innovative Sales Management (2004); Demographic Change in Corporate Practice I+II (2007/2011); Securing Innovative Capability (2011); The Phoenix Effect – Marketing Strategies in Times of Crisis (2011, co-author, English translation 2012).