• Coaching of general managers and executive board members

  • Mandates supervisory board

  • Strategy planning

  • Globalisation strategies

  • Innovation management

  • Business transformation

  • Enterprise value improvement

  • IPO / increase of capital

  • Company sale and succession planning

  • Profile

    • More than 25 years experience in the automotive supplier industry in different top management functions

    • Successful establishment of new and development of already existing business divisions, lately increase in turnover from EUR 360 mio to EUR 560 mio in 2 years

    • Strategic business development as well as significant experience in product and innovation management

    • Profound knowledge of capital market and successful leadership of listed companies

    • Successful sale of the company to an American competitor for more than EUR 750 mio

    • Long-term experience in establishing and managing of subsidiaries

    • Long-term relationship to OEM customers

    • Strong management leadership with focus on customers, results and employee-orientation.

    Current Activities

    Management Consulting

    EAC International Consulting

    EAC International Consulting

    Management Consulting

    Bad Dürkheim


    Senior Advisor

    Ludwig & Co.

    Ludwig & Co.

    Dr.-Ing. Thomas Buchholz

    Dr.-Ing. Thomas Buchholz


    • Vereinigung der Aufsichtsräte in Deutschland e.V.

    • Financial Experts Association e.V.

    Supervisory Board mandates experience

    • 10 years various supervisory board mandates within the MAHLE Group in India, China, USA, Europe and Brazil

    • 5 years various supervisory board mandates within TI Group in Europe and South America

    Professional experience

    • 4 years CEO/Chairman of the executive board at UNIWHEELS AG, Bad Dürkheim, and SHW, Aalen

    • 20 years General Manager at TI Automotive GmbH, Heidelberg and MAHLE GmbH in Germany and Brazil

    • 5 years various management function in machine and supplier industry


    • Study and PhD University of Karlsruhe

    • Master Yale University, USA

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