Our Team

Tobias Lauinger, Diplom-Kaufmann
Managing Director
Location: Ettlingen

Tobias Lauinger, Diplom-Kaufmann, founder and partner, is a graduate of the University of Mannheim and can look back on a very international career path with work placements in Australia, Africa and Asia while having successfully managed projects in Germany, Switzerland and France after having completed his studies in business management with a focus on international marketing management and corporate governance. Mr. Lauinger has gathered excellent expertise in implementation and management in four DAX companies as well as rapidly growing medium-sized companies on their way to growth, expansion and success. The marketing expert successfully led operations of one of the world's most important sales areas of a reputable manufacturer in the premium luxury car segment. His competence can look back at a plethora of accomplishments in all areas of Sales and Corporate Management in large corporations and medium-sized companies throughout Germany.

Mr. Lauinger has an excellent network of business contacts and partnerships with renowned international law firms as well as partnerships with leasing experts and professionals in the issues of financing SMEs.

Professor Arthur Gogatz, MBA                                            

Location: Hong Kong & Southeast Asia

University professor, author, management trainer
Responsible for the countries of China, with Macau / Hong Kong, Vietnam, Spain and France

Expertise: Coaching, Business Creativity Seminars, International Marketing Management

The New Yorker marketing professional has decades of experience in advertising, marketing and intercultural management. With his experience from Manhattan to Shanghai Arthur Gogatz has become a mainstay for our company. Mr. Gogatz teaches at a Grande Ecole in France, at the Thammassat University of Bangkok as well as at universities in China and Vietnam. The world renowned "Change Management" expert developed various customized management training seminars in conjunction with the Tobias Lauinger Consulting Group. Professor Gogatz speaks English, French and Spanish fluently.

Dr. Ing. Joerg Hillenbrand, Diplom Ingenieur

Location: Ettlingen

Expertise: IT solutions and support

Dr. Hillenbrand is responsible for all issues in the areas of IT. Web design, CRM, databases and data warehouse all fall within his expertise. Dr. Hillenbrand is a well-known expert in innovation and knowledge management.

Timo Schmidt, Diplom-Betriebswirt (BA) Immobilienwirtschaft
Location: Hong Kong & Southeast Asia

Expertise: Real estate acquisition, project marketing & consulting,
Real estate investments, investments, Cross boarder investments, real estate restructuring

Mr. Schmidt has been part of the management team for the launch and expansion of Engel & Völkers in Thailand and has experience in real estate marketing and sales of well-known real estate offices and in project development. Mr. Schmidt consults on issues of entrepreneurship, the establishment and creation in the emerging markets of Asia and in all aspects of real estate acquisition and real estate investments in Asia.

Alexander Kolodzjie
Location: Hong Kong & Southeast Asia

Expertise:     Private Equity, Venture Capital in Emerging Markets

Mr. Kolodzjie is global investor and financial markets expert with a focus on emerging markets. As an internationally experienced financial expert and entrepreneur, he has spent several of years of his professional life in Australia and Latin America. Mr. Kolodjie supports our clients in offshore operations. Mr Kolodzjie speaks fluent English, Spanish, German and Thai.

Frank-Joachim  Schwarz,  Betriebswirt
Advisory Board
Location: Ettlingen

Responsible Switzerland, Austria, USA, UK
Currently: CEO of Absolute Energy Resources, formerly CFO, BMW Group
Expertise: SME Finance, Utilities, Energy

Mr. Schwarz studied in Dusseldorf and Munich. With years of experience in sales, sales management and financing of SMEs, he has successfully founded several companies in the fast-growing Renewable Energy sector and placed some of them on the financial market. As part of our company Mr. Schwarz stands for sustainability.

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