Axel Kellermann

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Gesellschafter, Business & Digital Transformation – HR, Sales & Biz Developmt Lead - Exec Coach, AVIZO - Business Transformation GmbH

Duisburg, Germany

About me

As an independent entrepreneur, I have been supporting companies in all aspects of their transformational change since 2010. I have successfully carried out a large number of projects, often at C-level, for medium-sized, family-run companies as well as multinational corporations in a wide range of industries. Whether business transformation, restructuring, post-merger integration, change or international programme management, it has always been about managing complex change initiatives and strategic optimisation. My international corporate career with a global player in the oil industry enabled me to gain diverse experience in leading multicultural teams. Steering large advisory teams, familiarity with all operational & strategic aspects of HR management as well as several years of sales management in the B2B business with full P&L responsibility round off my wealth of experience. I gained intercultural experience in projects in the UK, USA, India, Austria and Israel.


Business Development
Project Management
Human Resources
Interim Manager
Organizational Development
Management Consulting
Consultant and Project Management
International Relations
Enterprise Management
Corporate Management
Corporate Governance
International Sales
Transformation Management
Process Optimisation
Performance Optimisation
International Management
Human Resources Consulting
Leadership development
Workday Software
Sales Management


Professional experience for Axel Kellermann

  • Current 14 years and 7 months, since 2010

    Business & Digital Transformation – HR, Sales & Biz Developmt Lead - Exec Coach

    AVIZO - Business Transformation GmbH

  • 6 years and 4 months, Sep 2014 - Dec 2020

    Managing Director - Expert for successful Project & Change Management

    project & change experts

    For temporary projects, we provide you with hand-picked specialists and managers from our cross-sector network. They have shown above-average success in their professional careers to date. With comprehensive industry and methodological knowledge and as personalities with proven implementation strengths, they will be an optimal fit for your challenges. Our experts deliver results. We also fill permanent positions through our cooperation partners.

  • 2020 - 2020

    Project Lead Vision & Mission, Values & Corporate Mission Statement

    Global Leader Measurement and Control Technology

    * Development of new corporate mission statement based on new values & principles * Revision of Vision & Mission; development of global code of conduct * Support/advise in the development of new strategy & strategy roadmap

  • 2019 - 2020

    Strategic Advisor SAP Success Factors Implementation

    European Leader Aviation Industry

  • 2017 - 2019

    Strategic Advisor to Board & Leadership Team

    Top 10 process & implementation consultancy in Germany

    Strategic Change-Management in enterprise growth phase; Development/adaptation as well as implementation of new organisational structure, incl. governance & processes; Enhancements of corporate culture and values; Team coaching and implementation support

  • 2017 - 2017

    Strategic Advisor to works council/co-determination re "workday" implementation

    Worlds largest biotech company

    Development and implementation of adequate project- & change- as well as communication-tools for employee side to steer negotiations regarding introduction of new HR processes and HR software Workday

  • 2016 - 2017

    Project- & Change Executive Transformation and Matrix-Implementation

    European market leader aviation industry

  • 2016 - 2016

    Executive Program Manager - Supporting Growth Program

    One of Germanys largest retail banks for private & business customers

    Supporting Growth Program

  • 2015 - 2016

    Board Advisor HR & Strategy

    Global market leader industrial and commercial printing solutions

    Interim Executive Advisor Strategy & HR

  • 2015 - 2016

    Executive Advisor Transformation & Change

    Leading biodiesel manufacturer & distributor

    Board Advisor Transformation & Change

  • 2015 - 2016

    Executive Advisor Strategic Transformation - Organisational Restructuring/Matrix

    European market leader aviation industry

    Organisational Restructuring, Matrix & Processes

  • 2014 - 2015

    Executive Strategic Transformation - Program Management & Planning

    Leading European direct seller B2B construction and automotive industries

  • 2013 - 2014

    Executive Director Corporate Functions & HR

    European market leader aviation industry

  • 2012 - 2013

    Program Director Demerging & Divestment

    IT services for large insurance and banking corporation

  • 2011 - 2012

    CEO - Post Merger Integration

    Global market leader in production and sales of PVC window profiles

  • 1992 - 2010

    VP & Director Transformation & Change Mgt.; Sales and HR

    ARAL AG & BP plc

    Program Director Transformation & Change for a variety of large global programs; Director Sales Excellence & Business Development B2B; HR at ARAL AG & BP plc

Educational background for Axel Kellermann

  • 1995 - 1997

    International Change Management

    Helsinki School Of Economics And Business Administration Finland

  • 1983 - 1988

    Sales & Marketing and Human Resources Management

    University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen


  • English


  • German

    First language


Sports in general
rugby union
trail-running and mountain-biking in particular
people - especially those with a great sense of humor and good common sense
everything about music
soul & blues
hip hop
jazz choir
Canon EOS 550D
reading Nordic crime stories

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