About Fischer HRM

Reliable. Creative. Fast.

Appreciation – the key to success!

Mutual appreciation is a fundamental prerequisite to good cooperation in diversity. Appreciation itself is a form of value creation.

At Fischer HRM our multi-national team of colleagues achieves its goals with an extremely close and fruitful cooperation with international companies and candidates.

The office we share in Düsseldorf is a major key to this work approach. Communication is dynamic here and creativity thrives, allowing us to put these synergies to work. The outcome is our truly international way of thinking from which we all benefit.

The team supports our Dutch colleague in the search for an Austrian manager for the Austrian subsidiary of a Dutch company.
For a Japanese company, our Russian colleague helps her Japanese colleague to find the Russian Country Manager for a Japanese company, who has international experience and whose personality fits into the Japanese corporate culture!

Maria Fischer founded Fischer HRM GmbH in 2002. Her main motivation was to apply her many years of experience in international recruitment into a value- and quality-oriented company according to her definition and understanding.

She achieves this goal with a team of colleagues and employees who share the value and quality orientation which Fischer HRM also supports with its membership in the Association of German Management Consultants (Bund deutscher Unternehmensberater) and the Diversity Charter, a corporate initiative that promotes diversity.

Fischer HRM upholds the professional ethical principles of the BDU and the values of the Diversity Charter.

”Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others become part of us.”
François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), French philosopher and author known by the nom de plume Voltaire

International team

Maria Fischer ist Gründerin und geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin von Fischer HRM. Seit fast dreißig Jahren ist sie in der Personalberatung tätig und besitzt fundierte Kenntnisse in den Branchen Maschinen-, Werkzeug- und Anlagenbau, Gesundheitswesen, Chemie, Energiewirtschaft, Logistik, Sicherheitstechnologie und Non-Profit-Organisationen.

Maria Fischer

Managing Owner
Human Resources Management Consultant
Certified Recruitment Consultant CERC/BDU


  • Industry experience: technology companies and non-profit organisations
  • Areas of expertise: personnel recruitment, career counselling and coaching
  • Master of Arts in Politics, Sociology and International Law (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster)
  • Supervisor (German Association for Supervision, DGSV)
  • 3 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions
  • Human Resources consultant since 1991
  • Foundation of Fischer HRM in 2002
  • Client and search commissions in Europe, the USA, East Asia, Australia, South America and the Middle East
  • Responsible for Desk France
  • Chairwoman of the Association of Catholic Entrepreneurs (Bund Katholischer Unternehmer, BKU) of the Düsseldorf diocesan group, www.bku.de
  • Founding member of the Rotary Club Düsseldorf-Schlossturm
  • German, English, French
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 10


“Nothing good happens, unless you make it!”
Erich Kästner


Fischer HRM Internationale Personalberatung Japan Desk: Esther Auffermann besetzt für japanische Unternehmen Positionen in Deutschland. Für deutsche Unternehmen besetzt Fischer HRM Japan Desk Positionen in Japan, z. B. in Niederlassungen vor Ort.

Esther Auffermann

Project Manager / Researcher
Japan Desk


  • Master of Arts (Honours) degree in Japanese Studies (University of Edinburgh)
  • 1 year study abroad in Japan (Seikei University)
  • German, English, Japanese
  • Project Manager and Researcher at Fischer HRM since 2019
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 36


„You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.“
Wayne Gretzky


Filiz Bostanci

Project Manager / Researcher


  • Bachelor`s degree in Literatur, Culture, Media Studies as principal subject, language and communication as minor subject from the Siegen University
  • 5 years spent working in Seville, Spain, 6 months study abroad in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1,5 years working as a Sales & Project Manager for the German and Turkish market in a global acting company in Spain
  • At Fischer HRM since 2017
  • German, Turkish, English, Spanish, Italian
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 42


„Do not waste your time looking for an obstacle. Maybe there is none.“
Franz Kafka

Laura-Marie Buchsteiner



  • Chinese Studies and Studies of German Language and Literature at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 2018/2019 stay abroad at the National Taiwan University in Taipei
  • Chinese Studies and Studies of German Language and Literature at the Ruhr-University Bochum with the degree Bachelor of Arts
  • Since 2021 working student in the research team at Fischer HRM
  • German, English, Chinese
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 19


„Do not spend time looking for the obstacle, perhaps there is none.“
Franz Kafka


Gina Hagel

Head of Project / Office Management
France Desk

In parental leave

  • State-approved, Chamber of Industry and Commerce-certified Business Assistant/Foreign Language Secretary for English and French
  • 1 year of language training in Australia
  • 5 years as an Assistant in an American company
  • 2005: Assistant to the Managing Director at an American human resources management company
  • At Fischer HRM since 2006
  • Since 2018 Certified Data Protection Officer (German Society for Quality)
  • German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 20


“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”


Birgit Henschel-Neumann

Senior Consultant


  • Industry experience: Automotive, construction, mechanical and plant engineering, insurance, construction, healthcare
  • Trained as an industrial clerk, then studied spatial planning at the Technical University of Dortmund, specialising in location development and technology transfer (graduated as an engineer)
  • Scientific assistant for technology transfer
  • Managing director of technology and start-up centres
  • Consulting in international technology and location development projects (focus on Eastern Europe and USA)
  • Member of international teams of the European Union for location assessments
  • Many years of experience as a personnel consultant in filling specialist and executive positions as well as consulting in talent management
  • Senior consultant at Fischer HRM from 2011-2016 and since 2021
  • German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 40


„There are only two ways to live: Either as if nothing were a miracle or as if everything were a miracle.“
Albert Einstein

Fischer HRM Internationale Personalberatung Japan Desk: Akiko Ito besetzt für japanische Unternehmen Positionen in Deutschland. Für deutsche Unternehmen besetzt Fischer HRM Japan Desk Positionen in Japan, z. B. in Niederlassungen vor Ort.

Akiko Ito

Senior Consultant
Head of Japan Desk
helps our clients in personnel recruitment and makes Location consulting for Japanese companies


  • Industry experience: machine and plant engineering, medical technology, B2B retail
  • Areas of expertise: human resources consulting
  • Certified translator for German, Spanish, and Japanese with a focus on politics (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn)
  • 5 years of experience in education
  • 5 years as a Sales and Customer Care Manager
  • A Human Resources Consultant at Fischer HRM since 2007
  • Japanese, German, Spanish, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 60


“Even if I knew the world were to end tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today.”
Japanese saying, also attributed to Martin Luther


Sarah Kruse

Senior Consultant
Co-Head of Research


  • Industry experience: technology companies, automotive, IT, Real Estate, Health Care,  and
    non-profit organisations
  • Areas of expertise: personnel recruiting
  • Master´s degree in hotel business management with focus on catering- and eventmanagement, Hamburg
  • Certified Master Sourcer
  • Experience in Human Resources Project Management since 2013
  • German, English, French
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 35


„Paths are made by walking them.“
Franz Kafka

Hannah Menzler

Project Manager / Researcher / IT & Data Protection


  • Student of Modern Japanese Studies (Master of Arts) at Heinrich Heine University
  • 2020 study abroad in Japan at Osaka university
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Japanese Studies and English at Heinrich Heine University
  • Researcher and Project Assistant at Fischer HRM since 2021
  • German, English, Japanese
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 14


„You get what anybody gets – you get a lifetime.“
Neil Gaiman

Elke Moers

Accounting / HR


  • Studied economics at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach with a degree in business administration
  • Accountant at Fischer HRM since September 2017
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 33

Katrin von Bock

Project Manager / Researcher
Japan Desk


  • Studies Modern Japanese and English at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf
  • 2 years of studies in Japan, one in Okinawa and one in Yokohama
  • At Fischer HRM – Japan Desk – since 2020
  • German, English, Japanese
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 31


„Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.“
Dalai Lama


Fischer HRM Internationale Personalberatung Japan Desk: Jana Romero-Giron besetzt für japanische Unternehmen Positionen in Deutschland. Für deutsche Unternehmen besetzt Fischer HRM Japan Desk Positionen in Japan, z. B. in Niederlassungen vor Ort.

Jana Romero-Giron

Project Manager / Researcher
Japan Desk


  • Bachelor’s degree in Regional Studies of Asia/Africa with focus on Japan and Media Studies (Humboldt-University Berlin)
  • 2 years spent living, studying and working in Japan (Tôkai-University in Kanagawa, Okinawa and Kyoto)
  • 5 years of experience working as a project assistant for event marketing
  • German, English, Spanish, Japanese
  • A Project Manager and Reseacher Japan Desk at Fischer HRM since 2015
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 32


“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”
John Lennon


Blanka Schygulla

Senior Consultant
Co-Head of Research


  • Master´s degree in economics from the Goethe University of Frankfurt
  • 5 years as a researcher at Berndtson International
  • A freelance executive researcher since 1993. Search for and selection of specialists, middle-and top management for companies in all branches.
  • 3 years spent working in Vietnam. Executive for research projects for the subsidiaries of German companies, in cooperation with a local consultancy.
  • At Fischer HRM since 2015
  • German, English, Czech
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 23


„If you do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got.“
Henry Ford

Mario van Husen

Project Manager / Researcher
China Desk


  • Sociology and British & American Studies at the University of Constance
  • Regional Studies of China and Business Administration at the University of Cologne
  • Chinese language program at the Fu Jen Catholic University 辅仁大学 in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Since 2021 Researcher and Project Manager of China Desk
  • German, Chinese, English, Italian
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 17


„The average gives the world its existence, the extraordinary its value.“
Oscar Wilde

Kevin Wongart

Project Manager
Japan Desk


  • Modern Japan and Political Science Studies at Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf
  • Project Manager Japan Desk at Fischer HRM since 2021
  • German, Japanese, English
  • +49 211 749 686 – 11


“It is always your own consciousness that determines happiness.”
Mitsuo Aida

Christin Benckenstein

Researcher / Project Manager


  • Cultural and Social studies of Japan (Master of Arts) at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • One year study abroad at Chiba University, Japan
  • Reseacher and Project Manager at Fischer HRM since 2022
  • German, English, Japanese
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 37


Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it’s not fine it’s not the end.
Oscar Wilde

Petra Rahmann

Project Manager


  • Traineeship as  Industrial Clerk
  • 10 years as Personnel Officer for an employee leasing
  • 13 years of Branch Management for an international assocation in the hospitality industry
  • since March 2022 at Fischer HRM
  • Languages: German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 30


Joy is the health of the soul.

Wanjun Huang

Senior Consultant
Head of China Desk


  • Industry experience: Mechanical engineering, Technology, B2B-Trade
  • Areas of expertise: Personnel recruitment, key account consulting and career counselling
  • Bachelor of Arts in China and Master of Arts in Germany in Cultural Sciences and Business Administration
  • Industry marketing experience for an international engineering company
  • Expert in business consulting for a non-profit German-Chinese business association, which is an official partner of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the EU-China Business Association (EUCBA).
  • Client and search commissions in Asia and Europe
  • Chinese, German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 27


“And lost be the day to us in which a measure hath not been danced.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Sandra Schlich

Office Manager / IT and Data Protection

  • B.A. in Hospitality Management at the IUBH Bad Honnef
  • International experience in the USA, Belgium and Austria
  • Since 2022 Office/ Project Manager at Fischer HRM
  • German, English, French, Spanish
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 07


„Don’t give up on what’s important to you just because it’s not easy.“
Albert Einstein

Miho Ouchi

Japan Desk


  • Industry Experience: Automotive, Mechanical engineering, Chemical, Optics, Technology, IT, B2B-Trade
  • Areas of expertise: Personnel recruitment
  • B.A. in Business Administration at the Tokyo University of Science and M.A. in Tourismus Management at the Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Experience in business consulting for an instituion Germany’s foreign trade promotion in Tokyo
  • Human Resources Consultant at Fischer HRM since 2022
  • Japanese, Germany, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 38


„Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.“

Albert Einstein

Nora Tenta

Project Assistant / Researcher
China Desk


  • 2015/2016 stay abroad at Feng Chia University in Taiwan
  • Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Politics and Economics
  • 2018/19 and 2022 exchange semester at National Taiwan University
  • graduate student in East Asian Politics
  • Since 2022 project assistant and researcher at Fischer HRM
  • German, English, French, Chinese
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 12


„With every mistake, we must surely be learning.

George Harrison

Furong Zhang

Project Assistant
China Desk


  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at Düsseldorf University
  • Years of work experience in luxury industry
  • Since 2022 assistant at Fischer HRM
  • Chinese, German, English
  • +49 211-749686-45


“What you lose on the swings, you gain on the roundabouts.”

Patrick Reginald Chalmers

Phuong-Tram Delia Dao



  • B. A. in Economics and Politics of East Asia
  • Master studies in International Political Economy of East Asia
  • 2019 study abroad at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea
  • Since 2022 Researcher at Fischer HRM
  • German, English, Vietnamese, Korean
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 47


„In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.“

Sun Tzu

Trevor Davis



  • International Business Studies at University of Paderborn
  • Researcher at Fischer HRM since 2024
  • German, English and French
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 48


„Today is your chance because tomorrow is promised to no one“
Pauline Seaport

Esra Yaman



  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics East Asia
  • Master’s degree in International Political Economy of East Asia at the Ruhr University of Bochum
  • One-year stay abroad at Mie University, Japan
  • Researcher at Fischer HRM since 2023
  • German, English, Japanese
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 41


“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room.”
Dalai Lama

Maria Fischer gets involved…

With her strong social commitment and pro bono work, Maria Fischer is active for a range of different causes and charities. She strongly believes that actions speak louder than words, according to her motto of “Nothing good happens, unless you make it!” (Erich Kästner).

As Chairwoman of the Federation of Catholic Entrepreneurs Association (Bund Katholischer Unternehmer e.V., BKU) she feels strongly about ensuring ethical entrepreneurial principles, putting them to practice, communicating and sharing them. The issues addressed in the regular BKU meetings are central topics in her daily life. She is also involved in the Catholic magazine ‘theo’ as a Managing Partner.

Maria Fischer is an honorary member of the advisory board at fiftyfifty, the Düsseldorf project for the homeless. She is also a sponsor of African Angel and a founding member of the Düsseldorf-Schlossturm chapter of the Rotary Club.

Last but not least, once a year Fischer HRM supports a non-profit organisation by helping to fill a vacancy for free. In 2012, for example, Fischer HRM filled a position for the W. P. Schmitz Foundation, in 2014, a position for the Verbund Katholischer Kliniken Düsseldorf gGmbH and in 2019, we found the new managing director for the organization Zentrum Überleben in Berlin.