Andreas von Specht

Inhaber, Founder & Managing Partner, AvS – International Trusted Advisors

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


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Professional experience for Andreas von Specht

  • Current 13 years and 5 months, since 2011

    Founder & Managing Partner

    AvS – International Trusted Advisors

    AvS – International Trusted Advisors was founded in 2011 and today operates from offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Paris, Geneva and Bogotá. As independent advisors, we see ourselves working in close partnership with entrepreneurs, company leaders and family shareholders. Our support focuses on all matters relating to family governance/strategies and conflict management - as well as the selection, evaluation and optimisation of senior executives and non-executive directors.

  • 1994 - 2010

    Partner // Global Practice Leader, Consumer & Retail Practice

    Egon Zehnder International

    Global Leader of Egon Zehnder International's Consumer & Retail Practice. EZI is a leading global management consultancy and the largest privately held search firm in the world with 63 wholly-owned offices in 38 countries. The firm specialises in senior level executive search, CEO succession, leadership strategy, board consulting and director search, management appraisal, and talent management. Egon Zehnder specializes in assessing and recruiting outstanding business leaders.

  • 1991 - 1993

    Managing Director

    Van Houten

    Managing Director of Van Houten, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa drinks to the retail, HoReCa, vending and OCS sectors in over 40 countries around the world.

  • 1986 - 1991

    Marketing Director


    Marketing Director for Bacardi International, the leading global spirits company.

  • Promotion Officer


    Promotion Officer at Mars, a leading global confectionery group.

Educational background for Andreas von Specht

  • Business Administration

    European Business School (Oestrich-Winkel, Paris, London)


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


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