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R. Michael Kerber

R. Michael Kerber


Michael Kerber is a member of the Industrial Practice. Drawing on extensive experience as an executive search consultant in engineering and technology.

R. Michael is a leader in the executive search industry, Michael Kerber is a member of the Industrial Practice. Drawing on extensive experience as an industrial sector executive, he recruits primarily C-level, senior management and group management in engineering, technology, and other dynamic global industries. Michael’s expertise is especially valued in searches for private equity-owned companies.

Professional Focus

  • He is a Core member of the Industrial Practice and Managing Partner at Boyden Germany since 1999
  • Also, his main focus is on C-level, senior management and group management searches
  • Focus on work with private equity companies in C-level searches for their acquired small and mid-cap enterprises (SMEs)
  • Extensive worldwide professional search experience in the industrial sector, also as Key Account Coordinator for clients headquartered in Germany

Business Expertise

  • CFO of the worldwide Airport Systems Business in Brussels, Belgium, with plants in Belgium, France and the US (3 years as expatriate with Siemens AG in Belgium)
  • CFO of European Turnkey Business of Rail-Bound Transportation Systems (Siemens AG in  Erlangen, Germany)
  • HR Manager in the central division Business Management with responsibility for High Potential Recruiting for Siemens´ global In-house Consulting and Strategy Department, headquarters located in Germany 
  • Consultant in central division Corporate Planning and Competition Analysis with Siemens AG in Munich, Germany and Tokyo, Japan
  • Organization and Commercial Project Manager, 4 years as expatriate with Siemens in Australia, North and South Africa, Latin America, and France

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Industrial

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • CEO & Board Services

Additional Expertise

  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Controlling
  • Professional Services
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Private Equity
  • Change Management

Education & Certifications

  • MBA from University of Hamburg

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