Kienbaum China

Kienbaum is one of Europe’s leading providers of consultancy services. It recognizes human beings as the core factor for success of organizations and companies everywhere. Kienbaum operates 33 offices in 18 countries around the world.

Welcome to Kienbaum China

A visit in Shanghai will present you an eye opening experience. Witnessing 23 million people living in this city, fighting to get on the roads, buses, metro, trains, flights, bicycles and motorcycles every day trying to make their ends meet has been the key deciding factor for us to come and experience what the amazing people were experiencing daily here.

What does it mean to us as HR and Management Consultants? Systems, Processes, and People! Rooms for individual development! Needs for organisational changes! Striving for continuous improvement!

Our footprint in China can be traced back as early as 1999, two years
after our Asia’s presence.

With an aim of being closer to our clients, Shanghai office was established in 2002, strengthening the presence of Kienbaum Asia Pacific Networks. We have shown steady development and great confidence in this homogeneous land.

Through the past years’ effort, we have been able to make our presence known in the fields of Executive Search, Operational Excellence, Management Diagnostics, Retention Management, Leadership Development, HR Re-engineering and Process Safety Excellence.

While enjoying the rapid growth, we inevitably are facing countless challenges being brought by the growth – fierce competition, shortage of talents, phenomenal increase in salaries across all levels, functions and sectors, high inflation and cost of operations and many more. Identifying and managing talents as well as transforming organizations through Operational Excellence on this land is absolutely no easy task, needless to say how to manage their expectations and meet their needs.

As the country never stops growing and prospering, meeting the aspirations and challenges of the 21st century, same goes for our team here. We continue to strive for the best in what we are doing despite of being confronted by the challenges! We know with passion – we can!

We work with you, with our commitment to cooperation, a focus on the results, and a sense for long-term sustainability, in order to continue to build relationships on trust and to ensure your success.

Kienbaum Executive Consultants China

We are known as strong implementers of change processes and savvy solution providers in the search of new management and specialists for our clients. Even in the rapidly changing business environment in Asia, we have been able to support our clients successfully, in Human Resource Management and Executive Search in achieving their targets.

Because we possess

  • the ability to listen, understand and respond to the needs of our client
  • the belief in a consistency of approach, based on creative problem solving skills and high standards of execution
  • the diversity of professions, culture and exposure

Kienbaum Management Consultants China

An increasing number of companies from Greater China have chosen to join forces with us in the recent years to achieve operational excellence. Currently advising a group of globally active companies in Greater China in the fields of Process Safety, Operational Excellence, and Human Resource Management, through our dedicated and highly professional team of native Chinese and international consultants with German expertise.


Franz-Josef Kleideitert, Managing Director, Singapore/Bangkok/Shanghai

Franz-Josef Kleideitert is the Managing Director and Owner of FJK Consultants Pte Ltd, which he founded in 1997 as a spin-off of Kienbaum Consultants International. Prior to FJK, he was a Director at Kienbaum in Frankfurt and Singapore.

His 36 years of professional experience include 21 years in HR and Line Management and most recently 15 years of HR management consulting.
His focus is on executive search for various industries (eg. chemical, automotive, industrial) across all functions, including national and international top management. He has extensive work experience in executive search, leadership assessment and development, training, business management, and customer service & operations and assists clients define their leadership strategy, design and deliver leadership assessment and development programs.

Before turning to the field of Executive Search, he held HR Director and HR specialist positions in companies such as Digital Equipment, Stinnes/Schenker and a Managing Director position at Thomson CSF Medical.

Franz-Josef graduated in Economics with majors in Human Resources Management and Marketing from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, is fluent in German and English and has lived in Germany and Singapore.

Matthias Brey, Senior Director and Partner, Kienbaum Management Consultants

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