Gerlinde Berger


Gerlinde serves as a Partner in the Industrial and Consumer/Luxury Goods Practice in Europe. She is based in the firm’s Vienna, Munich and Frankfurt offices, serving her client base in the DACH region.

Gerlinde Berger

+43 664 88 46 20 36


With 20 years of executive search experience predominantly in the manufacturing industry with a particular focus on automotive, machinery and packaging, Gerlinde has an in-depth understanding of the business dynamic and executive talent demands in this sector. Her second field of specialization is in the area of consumer/luxury goods & retail. She has gained excellent insight into the fastest growing markets while managing key recruitments for her clients all over the globe.

Before joining DHR, Gerlinde worked for Neumann & Partners executing assignments for mainly privately held/family companies. For two years, she had also been strengthening the Asia Pacific Competence Center based in Cologne, where she mainly worked on search assignments in the APAC region. In addition, she brings experience in working for executive search firms in Switzerland, Austria and CEE. For several years, she worked as regional director with full P&L responsibility for a region encompassing six offices in CEE.

Gerlinde studied at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon and holds a master’s degree in international business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a doctoral degree in economic sciences. She is fluent in English, French and German and has a good command of Spanish.

Consumer & Retail

Consultants in DHR’s Consumer & Retail Practice have extensive experience providing executive search to a variety of consumer organizations. Our team brings to each engagement unsurpassed marketplace knowledge and insight relative to identifying, accessing, developing, assimilating and retaining top consumer talent.
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Automotive and Future Mobility

The traditional auto industry is undergoing a major transformation as consumers opt for mobility alternatives like electric vehicles, autonomous cars and ride-sharing services. It’s also a transformative time for automotive talent. That’s where DHR’s executive search services can help.
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We’ve conducted executive searches for packaging companies that focus on: Contract Packaging, Filling and Blending Corrugated, Paperboard, Flexible and Rigid Packaging Food Service Packaging Molded Plastics Paper, Film and Foil Manufacturing Recycled Materials
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