Stefan Eltgen


Stefan Eltgen is a Partner at Stanton Chase Düsseldorf. He has more than ten years of experience filling senior management positions across diverse functions, with a focus on retail and consumer goods.

Stefan’s clients include family-owned and owner-managed firms of various sizes, as well as public companies and private equity portfolio companies.

In addition to C-level positions, Stefan also identifies and recruits members for supervisory and advisory boards. He is particularly interested in family-owned companies as well as advising on succession solutions, general management, and supervisory board issues.

For Stefan, effective leadership advisory is essentially based on putting people in positions where they can successfully develop their own potential and that of the company.

Stefan has over twenty years of experience in leadership roles within retail management and on boards. This extensive experience gives him a solid grasp of the requirements for his recruitment projects. He stays current with retail and consumer goods industry developments through his involvement on the supervisory boards of retail companies.

Stefan laid the foundation for his career in the management consulting department of a medium-sized trading company. His subsequent roles as a Managing Director and his ten-year tenure as an Executive Board Member at the international Aldi Nord group shaped his experience in large family-owned businesses.

Before joining Stanton Chase, Stefan was a Partner at a German executive search consultancy. He also supported McKinsey for many years as an external senior advisor on international projects.

Stefan studied Business Administration at the Universities of Mannheim and Münster, majoring in retail and marketing.


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