Ulrich F. Ackermann

Managing partner, board member Transearch International Deutschland

Company Info: Transearch International Deutschland

Web site: www.transearch.com

Address: Zettachring 2, 70567 Stuttgart, Germany

Phone: 49-711-72 87 20 00

E-mail: Ulrich.Ackermann@transearch.com

Advice: Be consistent, walk the talk, and deliver. Be open, honest, and show your passion.

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Empathy, leadership, commitment, honesty

Sector specialization: Consumer goods, financial services, IT and professional services, auto industry, board services

Job function specialization: C-suite, consulting firm partners

Geographical Focus: Europe

Companies I often recruit for: Adidas; JPMorgan Chase; IBM; PricewaterhouseCoopers

Favorite historical figure: Mahatma Gandhi

Education: Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany), Economic, Romance Language studies; INSEAD, International Executive Program, 1990

Languages: German, English, French, Italian

Employment history: Transearch, Managing Partner, 1996 to present; Kempel Fashion Group, CEO, 1994-96; Hugo Boss, Board Member, 1992-94; Adidas Sarragan, CEO, 1990-92

Other interests: Travel, golf, skiing, wine

Professional/Membership Affiliations: Board of Directors, Transearch; INSEAD Alumni Assn. Germany; Global Board of Directors, AESC; Chairman, AESC Germany

Experience in executive search consulting: 11 years

High Profile Placement: CEO, EMEA, Reebok, 2006

Other paths I might have pursued: Sporting goods industry

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Finding the right talent with an international mindset, committed, open, and honest; caring about people and the environment; will separate the good from the excellent!

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