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Dr. Adalbert N. Kather
Dr. Adalbert N. Kather
Chairman - Business Consultant
Dr. Adalbert N. Kather
Chairman - Business Consultant

Adalbert.N.Kather@ank-consulting.com

Cultural background
Nationality: German
Language fluency: German, English

Academic background
Two complete course of studies in both economics and sociology, with a final degree in Business Administration and a doctorate degree in Economics/Sociology.

Practical background
Initial experience with different market research institutes, then 18 years of successful international experience in industry before starting an independent business consultancy.
The spectrum of achievements covers the introduction of new or modified compensation systems, the development and implementation of team concepts, the foundation of new companies and legal entities, as well as the successful support of companies in fundamental change and turnaround situations.

Short summary of experience
•Complex management responsibilities in all areas related to Human Resources activities and Organization Development, with role varying from being operational, corporate or that of a consultant.
•Exposure to all relevant business processes as business partner and member of senior management / executive teams.
•Extensive international and intercultural experience, not just within Europe but also in particular with American partners.
•Development and maintenance of parent-subsidiary relationships.
•Constructive but firm relations to works councils and relevant trade unions, as their main negotiating partner.
•Exposure to very different businesses and types of cooperation.
•Experience with dynamic expansion activities, as well as with so-called "downsizing" and "reengineering" phases.
•Acting as a Consultant and Business Coach for different management levels including global management, focusing on Cross Cultural Human Resources Development, Organization Effectiveness, Innovation, and Change & Knowledge Management.
•Building up and leading the ANK CONSULTING GROUP as Chairman and Business Consultant.
•Leading the Edmondson Group, a UK based car dealer group, as Director and Chairman of the Board for five years.
•Acting as member of the Council and Governor for a UK based private school.
•Following regular invitations to hold lectures/seminars and give presentations at various organizations, such as employers’ associations and universities in Europe and in the United States, on subjects related to Strategic and Cross Cultural Human Resources, as well as Innovation, and Change & Knowledge Management.