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

Managing Owner
Human Resources Management Consultant


  • 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
  • fischer@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 10


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

Filiz Bostanci



  • 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
  • Researcher at Fischer HRM since 2017
  • German, Turkish, English, Spanish, Italian
  • bostanci@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 42


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

Robin Bozek

Junior Consultant
Japan Desk


  • Bachelor’s degree in Japanese/Chinese Studies at the University of Trier
  • 1 year study abroad at the Hirosaki University (Japan), primarily focusing on Japanese language and culture
  • Master’s degree in Politics and Society in East Asia at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, with focus on Japanese foreign and security policy
  • Internships at several think tanks and foundations in relation to East Asia
  • Japan Desk at Fischer HRM since 2017
  • German, English, Japanese
  • bozek@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 36


“The heart must submit itself courageously
to life’s call without a hint of grief.”
Hermann Hesse


Jie Chang

Location consulting for Chinese companies
China Desk


  • Industry experience: mechanical and plant engineering, telecommunications, solar industry, construction machinery and scaffolding
  • Areas of expertise: business organisation, personnel recruitment, salary structure conception
  • Degree in technically-oriented economics from the University of Stuttgart
  • Bachelor´s degree in architecture and design from Beijing Jiaotong University
  • Extensive experience in business consultancy, marketing and project management as well as human resources management
  • Director of Human Resources, Legal Affairs and Administration at the German subsidiary of a Chinese international company
  • General Manager for Public Affairs at an international Chinese enterprise
  • A Partner at Fischer HRM since 2013
  • Chinese, German, English
  • chang@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 28


“They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom”


Anna Dax

Executive Assistant


  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences from Ruhr-University of Bochum (program: Management and regulation of work, economy and organization), mayor field of study: sociology of work and organization
  • Internship at Kienbaum Consultants International (field of activity: Organizational Development)
  • More than 2 years as intern/ working student at METRO AG (HR department – until last: Compensation & Benefits)
  • Since 2017 Assistant of Managing Owner at Fischer HRM
  • German, English, Italian
  • dax@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 24


Kerstin Dobré



  • Degree in Business Economics with a focus on International Management / Marketing / Personnel at the Saarland University
  • 6.5 years as Head of the Commercial Department at a recruitment agency
  • 2 years as a Human Resources Manager at a family-owned enterprise
  • A Researcher and Consultant for human resources management at Fischer HRM since 2010
  • German, English
  • dobre@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 13


“Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.”
Henry Ford

Andrea Dohnau

Reception assistant


  • Commercial qualification for office and administrative jobs
  • Many years of professional experience as a receptionist: first in family-owned companies, since 2009 in international group managed companies
  • Since October 2018 reception assistant at Fischer HRM GmbH
  • German, English
  • dohnau@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 0


“You are never too old to set a new goal for yourself or to dream a new dream.”
C.S. Lewis

Gina Hagel

Office Manager
Head of Project Assistance


  • 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
  • Office Manager and Head of Project Assistance at Fischer HRM since 2006
  • Since 2018 Certified Data Protection Officer (German Society for Quality)
  • German, English
  • hagel@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 20


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

Hiroyuki Hayashi

Senior Consultant, 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: recruitment with a focus on financial controlling, accounting, legal-/ tax consulting, corporate structure transformation strategies
  • Fully-qualified lawyer following a degree in law (specialisation in civil and corporate law) from Keio University in Tokyo
  • Philisophy studies in Munich
  • 17 years of experience in a liaison capacity with various Japanese enterprises across Europe in the fields of auditing, taxation and accounting
  • 3 years in project management at a Japanese conglomerate, 3 years as a corporate finance manager at an American bank
  • A Human Resources Consultant at Fischer HRM since 2012
  • Japanese, German, English
  • hayashi@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 18


“The best weapons against the infamies of life are courage, wilfulness and patience.”
Hermann Hesse


Akiko Ito

Senior Consultant and 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
  • ito@fischer-hrm.de
  • +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


Dominika Kelemen-Raths

Senior Consultant
CEE & Russia/CIS Desk


  • Industry experience: metal industry, automotive, mechanical and plant engineering, food industry, marketing agencies, trade fair construction, building industry, logistics
  • Areas of expertise: human resources recruitment, career counselling
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication and European Ethnology (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich), degree in German (University of Szeged / Hungary)
  • 5 years at the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry & Commerce as Team Lead for Members’ Services
  • 6 years in personnel consulting, 4 of which as Head of Consulting at TARGET Executive Search CEE in Budapest and Vienna
  • cross-border projects in Central and Eastern European countries, for example Poland, Slovakia, Czech republic, Romania
  • Senior Consultant at Fischer HRM since 2017
  • German, Hungarian, English
  • kelemen-raths@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 51


“You just have to see things from the right perspective. When Goliath escaped the Israelites, all of the soldiers thought “He’s so big, we can never overcome him”. David looked at the giant and said to himself “He’s so big, I cannot miss him!”
Source unknown


Jana Kienast

Junior Consultant
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, Japanese
  • A Project Assistant Japan Desk at Fischer HRM since 2015
  • kienast@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 32


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


Margarita Koennecke

Senior Partner
Human Resources Management Consultant
Head of Spain and
Latin America Desk


  • Industry experience: paper industry, IT, commodity industry, media companies
  • Core fields of consultancy: recruiting, coaching
  • Degree in business (Lic.A.Emp.) in Buenos Aires, Argentina; MBA in Wharton, USA
  • 6 years as a consultant at McKinsey
  • 8 years in line management and project management functions in an industrial corporation
  • 8 years in managerial roles (finances, HR, controlling, IT) within IT, consumer goods and media companies
  • Freelancer for counselling, coaching and potential analysis since 1997
  • A Human Resources Consultant since 2002
  • At Fischer since 2002
  • German, English, Spanish
  • koennecke@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 0


“I know who I am – do I know who I am?”


Sarah Kruse

Project Manager


  • 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 Project Assistant at Fischer HRM
  • is responsible for the marketing activities and organizes, coordinates and supervises the events of Fischer HRM
  • German, English
  • kruse@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 35


Silvia Müller

Senior Consultant
Head of Iran and Africa Desk


  • Industry experience: machine and tool manufacturing, industrial plant engineering, logistics, humanitarian projects, management consultancy
  • 10 years of national and international sales management for medium-sized German tool manufacturers
  • 6 years sales management on a national and international basis for a medium-sized German mechanical engineering company
  • 10 years of international consulting services in the fields of technical product procurement, import / export, business development, joint venture and investment consulting in the Middle East, Iran, United Arab Emirates and West Africa
  • A Senior Consultant at Fischer HRM since 2015
  • German, English
  • mueller@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 41


“Do not look at the problems, recognize the possibilities.”



May Oberbäumer

Junior Consultant
Japan Desk


  • Bachelor’s degree in Japanese/Media Studies at the University of Trier
  • Master’s degree in Conference Interpreting (JP-D-EN)
  • Working experience as Tour Leader in Japan
  • Japan Desk at Fischer HRM since 2018
  • German, Japanese, English
  • oberbaeumer@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 32


“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
Dalai Lama XIV


Nina Ouyang

Project Assistant
China Desk


  • Modern East Asia Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen with focus on economy and Chinese
  • Internship at BangNi Insitute in Duisburg
  • Residence in China until the age of eight
  • Project assistant at China Desk since 2018
  • German, Chinese, English, French
  • ouyang@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 54


Nanhui Qi

Senior Consultant
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
  • qi@fischer-hrm.de
  • +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


Blanka Schygulla



  • 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.
  • A Researcher at Fischer HRM since 2015
  • German, English, Czech
  • schygulla@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 23


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

Wolfgang Sprotte

Senior Consultant
Human Resources Management Consultant


  • 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
  • A Senior Partner at Fischer HRM since 2010
  • German, English
  • sprotte@fischer-hrm.de
  • +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

Ágnes Tóth



  • Studies of Economics with focus on International Relations, PR Marketing and Communication at the J.Kodolányi University in Budapest and at the Haute École Albert Jacquard in Namur, with a Master of Science degree
  • 4 years stay in Vienna, Austria and 6 years in Moscow, Russia. 6 months stay in Namur, Belgium as an Erasmus student
  • Researcher at Fischer HRM since 2018
  • German, Hungarian, English, Russian, French
  • toth@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 15


“Attitude is a small thing that makes a big difference.”
Winston Churchill


Artjom Walters

CEE & Russia/CIS Desk


  • Industry experience: IT and telecommunication, packaging, automation technology, machinery and plant engineering, steel, logistics
  • Area of expertise: human resources recruitment
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Slavonic Studies (Ruhr-University, Bochum)
  • Several years of experience as a consultant at an international recruitment agency based in Düsseldorf
  • Focus on exporting SMEs as well as international corporations with sites in Germany
  • At Fischer HRM since 2017
  • German, English, Russian
  • walters@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 50


Chantal Wagener

Project Assistant
Latin America Desk
Japan Desk


  • Certified foreign language secretary (diploma) for English and Spanish (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
  • HR consulting and office management at Fischer HRM since 2013
  • German, English, Spanish, Japanese
  • wagener@fischer-hrm.de
  • +49 211 – 749 686 – 17


“We don’t know what might suddenly happen in this world, so treasure every day and live it with no regrets.”


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.