Tobias Tafel established KONITZER & TAFEL Management Consultants in Düsseldorf in 2007, after an extensive career in leading companies in Germany and overseas.
After studying business administration at the University of Western Ontario, in Canada, Tobias took over a sales position at Procter & Gamble and Andersen Consulting, today Accenture. Subsequent to his first professional steps Tobias decided to go back to university and completed his master of business administration at the Swiss University IMD (International Institution for Management Development).
During his career at amongst others, Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, and Bertelsmann AG in Gutersloh and Munich, Tobias assumed management positions in sales and marketing. As assistant to the CEO of Bertelsmann AG he experienced firsthand strategy and leadership of a globally-active company.
His leadership expertise comprises the aligning and restructuring of units, companies and company-portfolios covering Germany, Eastern Europe, South Africa and the United States of America. He managed up to 1.500 staff and - closely linked to that - recruited and developed managers into top positions.
Developed during his top management career Tobias Tafel today possesses experience of medium-sized up to multinational companies and detailed market knowledge regarding production industries, automotive, consumer goods, publishing companies and media, consulting and services. He is fluent in English.