About Fischer HRM

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 – 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!

”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
France Desk

  • 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 (Certified Executive Recruitment Consultant/BDU)
  • Foundation of Fischer HRM in 2002
  • Client and search commissions in Europe, the USA, East Asia, Australia, South America and the Middle East
  • 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


Pauline Aldick Project Assistant

Pauline Aldick

Project Manager


  • Dual studies in Business Management with focus on tourism at the Business Academy Schleswig-Holstein
  • Organization, supervision and execution of tours for travel groups in Germany or foreign countries
  • German, English
  • At Fischer HRM since 2019
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 24


“Laughing is life and vice versa.”
Oscar Wilde – irish writer

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
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

  • 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

Lina Guntermann

Project Manager / Researcher


  • Studies International Business Management at Fontys International Business School in Venlo
  • Spent 1 year as an Au-pair in Washington DC, USA
  • Spent 6 months as an Au-pair in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Since 2019 Working Student at the Research Team of Fischer HRM
  • German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 39


“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination .”
Albert Einstein

Gina Hagel

Head of Project / Office Management
France Desk

  • 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.”


Jeffrey Hong

Jeffrey Hong

IT & Digital Desk


  • Studies in Physics and Computer Science at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
  • Since 2020 Working Student at the Research Team of Fischer HRM for technology positions
  • German, English, Chinese, Japanese
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 45


“Energy can be seen as the cause of all changes in the world.”
Werner Karl Heisenberg

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

Co-Head of Research


  • Trained hotel expert, Crowne Plaza Hotel Heidelberg
  • State-certified hotel business management with focus on catering- and eventmanagement, Hamburg
  • 2005 – 2006 Commis de Rang at Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg
  • 2006 – 2008 Winestewardess on MV Europa, Hapag Lloyd
  • 2010 – 2012 Management assistant/ event coordinator at Steigenberger Hotel Treudelberg, Hamburg
  • Work & Travel in Australia
  • 2013 – 2017 Project Manager/ Project Assistant at Bernd Heuer & Partner Human Resources Management GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • Since March 2017 at Fischer HRM
  • is responsible for the marketing activities and organizes, coordinates and supervises the events of Fischer HRM
  • German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 35


“Paths are made by walking them.”
Franz Kafka

Elke Moers



  • 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 Oltmanns

Project Manager
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


Laura Ostermann Project Assistent China Desk

Laura Ostermann

Project Manager
China Desk


  • Stay abroad as an English elementary school teacher in Dongguan, China
  • Several years of work experience in journalism, web content management and media
  • Studies in Sinology and Economics at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Studies abroad at Tongji University in Shanghai, China
  • Since 2019 Woking Student at Fischer HRM – China Desk
  • German, English, Chinese
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 29


“A journey of a thousand li starts with the first step.”


Nanhui Qi

Senior Consultant
Head of China Desk

  • Industry experience: glass technology, B2B retail
  • Area of expertise: recruiting
  • Master´s degree in metallurgy and materials engineering (specialisation in glass) from the RWTH Aachen University
  • 5 years of experience in distribution and technical support for an international consultancy in Asia, specialising in glass
  • Avocational commitment as moderator and coordinator of career fairs for Chinese graduates as well as organiser of German-Chinese conventions
  • Foundation of the podcast www.china-job-welle.com with regular interviews and news, thus built up a huge network of numerous successful Chinese graduates from German universities as well as young professionals
  • Since 2012, HR consulting at Fischer HRM
  • Chinese, German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 26


“No matter what kind of cards you have in your hand you must take them, all you can do is do your best and hope to have the best result.”
Mother of Dwight David Eisenhower


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
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

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

Daniel Skinner

Senior Consultant
IT & Digital Desk


  • Over 10 years’ experience and a demonstrated background in B2B Sales, Telecommunications, IT and Technology
  • Area of expertise: Human Resources and Sales Executive
  • Several years of experience as a Recruitment Consultant at an international recruitment agency based in UK. Focus recruiting in the US, EMEA, APAC
  • At Fischer HRM since 2020
  • English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 15

Wolfgang Sprotte

Senior Consultant
Human Resources Management


  • Industry experience: automotive, mechanical engineering, electronics / semiconductor industry
  • Areas of expertise: personnel recruitment, facilitation of development processes, accompanying of team building processes, organisational change
  • Apprenticeship as an industrial clerk (“Industriekaufmann”)
  • Bachelor´s degree in business administration (Betriebswirt)
  • Master´s degree in business administration (Diplom-Ökonom)
  • Assistant to a member of the executive board (steel company)
  • 25 years of professional and managerial experience in human resources management and organisational development
  • Experience in international cooperations (focus: USA, China and Brazil)
  • A Management and HR Consultant since 2004
  • At Fischer HRM since 2010
  • German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 12


“It is better to stumble a little on new paths than to make no progress on old ones.”
Chinese proverb

Jörg de Wall

Jörg de Wall

Senior Consultant
Associate Partner


  • Industry Experience: Professional-/ Financial Services, Private Equity, Family Offices and their Portfolio companies and consumer goods in the retail and production sector (incl. food)
  • Areas of expertise: Support in external recruiting through Executive & Direct Search from C-level positions to specialists. Qualified advanced training in the field of human resources diagnostics based on current interdisciplinary research results
  • Apprenticeship as assistant tax consultant, subsequent studies of business administration at the University of Hamburg with focus on law of economics and business tax theory. Over 20 years in the finance environment
  • Initially for regional tax consulting and auditing firms in consulting for medium-sized businesses – mainly for trade and service company. This was followed by tasks as Head of Finance and Controlling and as CFO/Commercial Manager in the field of renewable energies and internationally operating FMCG’s
  • Since 2014 Human Resources Consultant
  • German, English
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 53


“The mind is like a parachute: it can only function when open.”
Walter Gropius

Christoph Pietsch

Senior Consultant


  • Industry experience: service industry, machine and plant engineering, automotive, IT
  • Areas of expertise: human resources consulting, sales consulting
  • Apprenticeship in wholesale and foreign trade (focus on B2B sales)
  • 20 years of successful work in the personnel consulting environment
  • 5 years team leader sales; international personnel service provider
  • 15 years experience as Managing Director; HR consulting and staffing for well-known companies
  • Senior Consultant at Fischer HRM since 2021
  • German, English, Polish
  • +49  211 – 749 686 – 18


“Being able to ask wisely is half the wisdom”.
Francis Bacon

Simon Domke

Project / Office Manager


  • Further studies to become a state-certified Human Resources Specialist
  • Completed apprencieship as Office Administrator
  • 7 years of experience as an Assistant
  • Since April 2021 Project / Office Manager at Fischer HRM
  • Certified Service Quality Coach (Service Q a seal for quality management in the tourism industry)
  • German, English
  • +49 211 749 686- 0


“First do the necessary, then the possible and suddenly you manage the impossible.”
Franz von Assisi

Kevin Wongart

Project Manager Japan Desk


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

“Happiness always depends on your own mind.“
Mitsuo Aida


Anthony Bauer



Studies Psychology at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf
Relevant professional experience with a DAX company in HR performance and global marketing
Since 2021 Working Student in the research team at Fischer HRM
German, English
+49 211 – 749 686 – 28


“Give every day the chance to be the best day of your life.”
Mark Twain

Hannah Menzler

Project Manager / Researcher


  • 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
  • Working Student as 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

Mario van Husen

Project Manager
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

Birgit Henschel-Neumann

Senior Consultant


  • Industry experience: Automotive, construction, mechanical and plant engineering, insurance, construction
  • 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

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.

pro bono – Projekt: Nachfolger für die Geschäftsführung der Überleben – Stiftung für Folteropfer

Dr. med. Mercedes Hillen
Geschäftsführung und ärztliche Leitung
Carsten Völz


Ein pro bono – Projekt für eine unglaubliche Organisation in Berlin, die sehr vielen sehr schwer traumatisierten Menschen hilft.


Die Überleben – Stiftung für Folteropfer in Berlin wurde 1997 im Beisein des ehemaligen Bundespräsidenten Richard von Weizsäcker ins Leben gerufen. 1999 nahm die Stiftung als gemeinnützige Stiftung ihren Betrieb auf.


Im Rahmen unserer erfolgreichen Zusammenarbeit mit dem Vorstand und der Geschäftsführung der Stiftung haben wir einen adäquaten Nachfolger für die Geschäftsführung interessieren können. Mit Carsten Völz, der zuvor als Chief Operating Officer im SOS Kinderdorf in Innsbruck tätig war, haben wir einen Kandidaten gefunden, der die Position sowohl von seiner fachlichen Expertise aber zugleich auch besonders vor dem Hintergrund seiner Persönlichkeit in vollstem Umfang ausfüllt.

Dr. Carsten Jaekel

Dr. Jaekel China Pro

Dr Carsten Jaekel has a degree in Sinology and economics. The focus of his more than 20 years of professional experience in doing business with China is on Sino-German cooperations, business expansion, and the establishment of German companies in China.
Dr Jaekel uses his specialist professional and linguistic skills to support German companies in their business relations with China as a consultant, and to assist them for defined periods as a coach and interim manager.

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