Hans-Matthias Ruppert spent ten years working in various positions in the plant and marine engineering industry, including a period with the Bremer Vulkan Group. He moved into executive search in 1989, where he spent considerable time at two well known American firms and Germany’s leading management consultancy. He joined Amrop Delta in early 2004. Matthias Ruppert was elected into Amrop’s worldwide Executive Board in 2008, where he was in charge of Global Key Accounts. This function was handed over to a colleague in 2011 in accordance with the rotation schedule. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany, majoring in maritime technology. He later took part in further study in Japan under a European Union scholarship. Matthias has worked with a large number of clients in filling senior management positions in the high-tech industry, mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering and automotive sectors. He also advises companies in Central and Eastern Europe and in China and Japan on senior level recruitment and has substantial experience of management audits. From 2006 to 2011, Matthias Ruppert led Amrop’s biggest Global Practice Group, Automotive & Industrial. Matthias is interested in Asia (Japan, China), lithography and modern art and he enjoys a round of golf.