Michael Hofbauer

Partner, Partner Management & Legal Consultancy, Hundt & Partners

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

About me

Management & technology consultant, organization builder & business developer with significant experience as regional manager and C-level executive of international firms. Primarily consulting on organization optimization regarding processes and technologies. Advisor to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 startups.


Management Consulting
Program management
Project management
IT management
Business development
Strategy Consulting
IT Strategy
Business process consulting
Business analysis
KPI reporting
Business case
Performance management
Key account management
Software development
Business process management
Education & Training
On-site presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Information technology
Video/Computer Gaming Software
Operations Management
Business strategy
Business administration
Interim Management
Mergers & Acquisitions
Business Processes
Business Economics
Strategic business planning
Establishing of organizations in Middle East
Intercultural experience Middle East
Web 3.0


Professional experience for Michael Hofbauer

  • Current 1 year and 10 months, since Jan 2022

    Chief Operating Officer

    eSkillz Games

    Our aim is to become the ‘EA Sports of Play&Earn gaming’; we plan on achieving this through the following: • Development of high quality games for all the major sports, using Play&Earn mechanics and in-game betting. • Becoming a sports gaming platform by opening our Sportsverse to third party sports game developers, sports equipment & clothing manufacturers. • Building a sports based Metaverse around the games with cross-sport championships & including digital versions of all things sports related.

  • Current 1 year and 11 months, since Dec 2021


    Green Candle Consulting

    • The management and technology consulting services provided by Green Candle Consulting center around Web3. We deliver specific capabilities to ensure our customers receive support in all phases of their organization’s / project’s life cycle from strategy & investment via implementation to operation. Services are provided by subject matter experts & coordinated by experienced delivery managers.

  • Current 3 years and 1 month, since Oct 2020

    Partner Management & Legal Consultancy

    Hundt & Partners

    • Hundt & Partners is a business law, tax and management consultancy practice founded by partners active in KSA for 20+ years. In addition to a comprehensive business advisory offering Hundt & Partners has extensive experience in litigation/arbitration, mergers/acquisitions, government contracts and employment law. Its client portfolio of approximately 500 mostly European corporations also includes government institutions, local enterprises and over a dozen EU embassies and trade missions.

  • 4 years and 3 months, Aug 2016 - Oct 2020

    Managing Director Middle East

    Scheer GmbH

    • Establishing a fully independent foreign investment company providing Scheer Group services to Middle East Region. Offering Managment Consulting services in the area of strategy, business process and technology advisory • Strategic planning and coordinated execution of Scheer Middle East operations • Acquisition of key business partners in the areas of business consultancy, IT training and education with focus on KSA, UAE and Bahrain • Coordinating large scale multi national proposal teams

  • 5 years and 7 months, Jan 2011 - Jul 2016

    General Manager Middle East

    NovaTec Consulting GmbH

    • Establishing a regional company providing NovaTec services to Middle East Region • Strategic planning of Middle East Operations • Developing additional lines of business according to local market requirements • Acquisition of key business partners and customers • Proposal management and development of sales team • Steering of pivotal projects and initiatives mainly in the area of IT Strategy development

  • 1 year and 3 months, Oct 2009 - Dec 2010

    Business Relations Manager

    Siemens Ltd. Saudi Arabia

    • Development of business relations concept for Siemens Ltd. IT • Driving alignment of IT strategy with business / corporate strategy • Facilitation of understanding between business and IT • Mapping of IT services to business processes • Drive and monitor demand management • Collect, analyze, clarify and bundle requirements towards IT • Trigger changes in IT portfolio based on corporate /business demands • Working with business / corporate on several organizational levels • Service review

  • 1 year and 5 months, Aug 2009 - Dec 2010

    Program Manager CRM Middle East Asia Region

    Siemens Ltd. Saudi Arabia

    • Rollout of Customer Relationship Management Solution for cluster Middle East Asia • Demand and change management for CRM • Coordination of 1st level support and development staff • Rollout of additional CRM modules / enhancement of existing functionalities • Coordination of CRM related initiatives • Development of Siemens Middle East CRM community • Responsible for CRM related communication and reporting • CRM workshops for sales managers, sales engineers and support staff

  • 7 months, Jan 2009 - Jul 2009

    Project Manager CRM

    Siemens Ltd. Saudi Arabia

    • Implementation of CRM on Demand including e.g. assessment of current and future CRM solution, data migration from predecessor system Concord, data cleansing activities , customization of CRM solution according to requirements of divisions and affiliated companies, CRM training of key user community and 130 CRM end users • Project management and coordination of CRM project team • Setup of a 1st level support organization incl. online support portal

  • 1 year and 3 months, Oct 2007 - Dec 2008

    Consultant ERP

    Siemens IT Solutions and Services

    • Participation at implementation of Exact Globe and further components of the SCS / Exact tool suite, training of users and on site user support at regional companies and Siemens affiliate companies in Europe and Northern Africa • Service desk request handling, remote user support and business processes consulting for over 50 SCS customers in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East • Template maintenance, release testing and creation of end user documentation

  • 3 years and 1 month, Sep 2004 - Sep 2007

    Business Information Systems Scholarship Holder

    Siemens AG

    • Scholarship in Business Information Systems by Siemens Professional Education • Trainee in various departments of Siemens Communications, Siemens Medical Solutions and Siemens Business Services in Germany, UAE and Kuwait.

  • 8 years and 9 months, Jan 1999 - Sep 2007

    Founder, Co-Founder

    Misc. IT Startup Companies

    • Business and organization development • Establishment and operation of various profitable small scale businesses in the area of IT hardware, software and general trading

  • 9 months, Feb 2004 - Oct 2004

    Marketing Executive

    Euromarket Italia Import

    • Sales and procurement of trading goods • Organizing of marketing campaigns • Management of IT applications and infrastructure

  • 9 months, Jul 2003 - Mar 2004

    IT Support Technician

    German Army

    • PC and network setup / administration on Battalion level • Participation at planning, preparation and realization of national and international missions, exercises and conferences

Educational background for Michael Hofbauer

  • 1 month, Feb 2006 - Feb 2006

    European College of Business and Management

    Business in the Global Environment

  • 3 years, Oct 2004 - Sep 2007

    Business Administration, Computer Science

    THI - Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt



  • English


  • German

    First language

  • French


  • Italian



Business contacts in Europe and Middle East
Networking in Saudi Arabia
Networking in Middle East
Business development and management challenges
Expansion of business experience
Project related to: IT Strategy Development
Technology Consultancy
Management Consultancy
Business & IT consultants with Middle East experience
Projects in the area of business / technology strategy and business process optimization


Collecting antiques
Traveling Middle East
Classic videogames

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