Bents Honkanen Rosenkranz


As HR consultants we seek out potential and bring the right people together. Our focus is centred on personalities and finding the best solutions for our clients and candidates. Everyone is different, of course. That’s why we always take a one-on-one approach for different results to suit each individual brief.

We’re a diverse and intercultural team. We speak the same language as our clients and build bridges between generations, industries and nations. Direct communication, from person to person, is at the heart of what we do. Only in this way can we apply our many years of experience and inter-industry expertise to bring about the best possible change. Like everyone else, we’re all different too. So it goes without saying that clients select for themselves which member of our team they wish to deal with directly.

Our services

We’re specialists in identifying doors of opportunity – both for careers and companies.

Finding the perfect match is all about attention to people.

“Getting to know our clients inside-out is a key part of our success strategy. Once we have an in-depth understanding of a company’s needs, we set our search tools and techniques in motion with excellent prospects of matching the right people with the right positions.”

Before we begin the search process, we take the time to gain a precise insight into the company brief and a thorough knowledge of candidates’ ambitions and strengths.

With this invaluable groundwork, we can then identify and screen potential candidates from a wide pool of international executives in a way that aligns accurately with a company’s business, strategy and culture. Delivering credible candidates systematically from across industries and borders – and matching the right talent with the right role in the most efficient way possible.

We remain in continuous dialogue with all stakeholders throughout the search, evaluation and negotiation process, right through to selection and onboarding. Always focused on the best possible outcome for genuine value creation in the long term.

Helping ambitious businesses improve performance through people.

“Our wealth of experience and wide-ranging expertise make us a strong strategic ally for companies looking for a fresh outside perspective to bring best practice to their individual HR processes and practices.”

We’re passionate believers in the potential of talent and the positive impact that human resources can have on effective business and overall financial performance.

All organisations are looking to boost their competitive advantage. And yet all organisations have their own unique agenda and challenges. That’s where we come in with workable ideas for a whole host of HR-related issues.

Whatever is required, be it complex decisions involving organisational change, an extension of the HR model or talent acquisition strategy – we invest the resources to gain a comprehensive understanding of clients’ internal needs. On this basis of deepened insight and trust, we develop individual strategies that are rich in detail and deliver tangible results for sustainable growth and profitability.

Unlocking the full potential of business personalities.

“A person’s CV says a lot, but really it’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’re interested in the bigger picture, the whole person and what drives them. With this detail, we set about equipping them to drive their career forward.”

We believe that one-on-one professional coaching has the power to let people gain self-awareness, build on their strengths and discover new perspectives and fields of potential.

Our systematic, hands-on approach is designed to support executives at every stage of their working lives. It begins by examining their personality traits and values, leadership performance to date, and personal aspirations for the future. We then provide them with constructive feedback, onboarding advice and a tailored set of tools to hone their personal management style and interpersonal skills, and support them in the process of gaining clarity on where their talents are best deployed.

The result: a faster track to achieving professional goals and greater added value both for candidates and for the companies recruiting them – from day one onwards and further down the career path.

Our Philosophy

Embracing individuality for maximum added value.

People power is worth so much more than mere market value. This is our measure for success.

The flat hierarchies in our company ensure direct and straightforward communication. Our work revolves around people and nothing can replace excellent communication.

Sustainability and diversity are a guaranteed route to success.

Everyone is different and everyone carries their own values with them. At Bents Honkanen Rosenkranz, we are constantly investing in transparency, trust and personality to learn and profit from each other. Everyone’s talents must be put to the best possible use – be it in consultancy or coaching. Constant dialogue is everything here. We’re convinced that success is impossible to sustain in the long run without a foundation of trust.

We apply this way of working to our clients as well. On a case-by-case basis. Individual interests and needs are always our highest priority. Because only truly tailor-made solutions can continue creating value in the long run.

Our Team

We have the know-how and know-who to help you succeed.

Making the right decisions is all-important.

When it comes to your asset value, there is simply no room for compromise. Human Capital makes a genuine difference. We help you make the right choices here, bringing candidates and companies together with the most to gain from one another.


Julia Rosenkranz

Julia Rosenkranz has an academic background in Business Management and has been applying her expertise in the field of Human Resources now for more than three decades. Her broad know-how at both a national and international level, garnered through numerous managerial roles, places Julia Rosenkranz in an excellent position to foster intercultural HR-related matters. She has led multicultural teams and been instrumental in the internationalisation process of companies – specialised here in top and mid-level management, as well as major strategic HR projects. In her last position as Senior Vice President Corporate HR in an international MDAX company, Julia Rosenkranz reported directly to the Chairman of the Board. Certified as a Systematic Business Coach by the European Coaching Association (ECA), she thrives on working closely with people and is extremely well versed with the facets of Change Management. Bringing individual talents to the fore is one of her greatest passions.

Her specialist expertise includes the following sectors: industry, maritime economy, technical services and retail


Marcus Honkanen

Marcus Honkanen is a truly experienced Executive and Partner within Executive Search and People Evaluation on an international level. He supports his clients in finding internationally capable management personalities in Germany, the Nordic countries and throughout Eastern Europe. He studied in Finland and Germany, and applies his intercultural and multilingual skills to bring people together across different nations and industries. Time and again, his determined, passionate and empathetic approach to his work has proven extremely effective in winning over the best candidates for his clients. Prior to founding the company, Marcus Honkanen was Partner and Member of the Board of an international Executive Search and Management consulting firm. Responsible for activities in Northern Europe, Poland and Russia, his credo is the power of diversity and intercultural decision-making to achieve success within organisations.

His specialist expertise includes the following sectors: consumer goods, engineering, packaging, building materials, renewable energy and smart grid / smart cities.


Dr. Hinrich Bents

With a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences to his name, Hinrich Bents went on to pursue a highly successful career as a leading light in a research institute and as a Partner within Executive Search over the course of many years. His comprehensive knowledge, his wealth of experience in a range of different sectors, and his astute powers of understanding are of enormous benefit to those clients looking for more than just consultancy. He has held various managerial roles and, as a former Senior Partner of an Executive Search and Management Consulting firm, he currently performs numerous executive roles on management boards. He offers clients his dedicated and in-depth expertise in the field of Board Consulting and Onboarding as a result. People, personalities and peer-to-peer interrelations are always at the heart of Bents’ professional style and strategy.

His specialist expertise includes the following sectors: industry, retail, technical services, engineering, logistics and transport


Christian Fuchs

Christian Fuchs is a passionate and experienced Consultant, focused on Executive Search projects. He has worked in this field for more than seven years, with proven successes not least thanks to his proactive and swift style of working. Christian Fuchs studied International Management and Economics. Besides fluent English, he also applies his knowledge of Russian to the benefit of the entire team. He is driven by and committed to executing international projects at various management levels. Prior to joining the team at Bents Honkanen Rosenkranz, he worked as a Consultant for a leading Executive Search and Management Consulting firm and oversaw cross-border research activities.

His specialist expertise includes the following sectors: production, consumer goods, building materials, packaging, power supply and renewable energies


Fanny Åberg

Fanny Åberg studied Business Administration in Helsinki. She speaks Swedish, Finnish, English, Italian and German, and is highly capable when it comes to coordinating complex events, meetings and projects at management level. She supports the company and our clients and candidates within Executive Search, HR Consulting and Coaching. Her analytical and multilingual skills are invaluable when it comes to finding the best solutions for all parties involved in a process. Fanny’s professionalism and organisational talent make her a true stalwart of the company. She is dedicated to ensuring fast processes and sustainable results, as well as supporting the search for the most suitable international candidates for our clients.


Susan Skatikat

Susan Skatikat holds a Degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Passau. This interdisciplinary academic background spans both languages and business, specialising in international commercial matters. She has over 13 years of professional experience in Executive Search, gained primarily at a leading international Executive Search and Management consulting firm. As well as expertise in a broad range of sectors, Susan Skatikat also offers understanding of and optimum access to new marketscandidates, an outstanding network and a keen sense for matching people with demanding positions. She is committed to quality excellence, professional service standards and long-term client relations. Her motto is: “More value for candidates and companies with a thorough and systematic approach”.

Her specialist expertise includes the following sectors: industry, energy, maritime economy, mechanical and plant engineering, services, trade


Katja Winchenbach

Katja Winchenbach has managed the Human Resources departments of renowned international companies for more than ten years. Her understanding for the market, and the technical products and services, is at the heart of her work. She brings with her the well-founded underlying technical expertise of her Master of Science in Technical Communication. Her constant endeavour is in the pursuit of understanding how value is created in the respective industry. With this insight she forms the ideal solutions and intensifies ties between operational and managerial levels. The various different disciplines of Human Resources Management serve as her tools here. Katja Winchenbach has been a highly valued partner of managerial boards and managing directors for many years. She has overseen a large number of HR projects that have made a crucial contribution to the profitability of companies. Building the bridge between business, people and performance is the central principle that guides the work of Katja Winchenbach.

Her specialist expertise includes the following sectors: automotive, aviation, energy, building services engineering, mechanical and plant engineering, technical services.

Our Hamburg Office

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 85, 4th floor
20355 Hamburg

+49 (0) 40 181 389 320

Our Stockholm Office

Nybrogatan 6
114 34 Stockholm

+46 (0) 736 6109 32

Our Helsinki Office

Mannerheimintie 12 B, 5th floor
00100 Helsinki

+358 (0) 9 2516 6302

Our Düsseldorf Office

Speditionstraße 15a
40221 Düsseldorf

+49 (0) 160 44 00 634


Bents Honkanen Rosenkranz International Executive Consultants GmbH
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße 85
20355 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 181 389 320

Handelsregisternummer HRB 136142, Amtsgericht Hamburg,
Geschäftsführer: Dr. Hinrich Bents, Marcus Honkanen, Julia Rosenkranz
Steuernummer: 48/706/02206 Steuer ID: DE299836351


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Privacy Policy

The legally binding Privacy Policy can be found on the German language version of this website. The following is an English translation of this policy. In case of any discrepancies or variations between the English and German versions, the latter shall apply and be valid in all cases.

We take the protection of your personal information extremely seriously. We therefore make sure we carefully adhere to the legislation governing data protection and data security in all our online activities. In the following you can find out which information we record during your visit to our homepage and how we use this information:

(1.) Recording of General Information

Information of a general nature is automatically collected whenever you access our website. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet Service Provider, and similar data. This is solely information that cannot be traced back to you in any way. This information is required from a technical perspective in order to correctly deliver the content from websites that you request and is a mandatory process when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is analysed statistically by us in order to optimize our online presence and the backend technology associated with it.

(2.) Cookies

Like many other websites we also make use of so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. They are used to automatically obtain certain information such as your IP address, the browser you use, the operating system on your computer and your connection to the Internet. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Using the information saved in cookies we can make navigation easier and have our websites displayed correctly.

Under no circumstances will we pass the information we save on to any third parties, nor will the information be linked to your personal data without your consent. You can, of course, also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are often set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time though in your browser’s settings. Please use the Help feature in your browser to find out how to adjust these settings. Please note that certain features of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

(3.) Social Media Link / Share-Buttons

On our website we incorporate hyperlinks to various different social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Xing. These (deactive) “Social Media buttons” are integrated in such a way that no contact is made with the respective social network without you activating the link by clicking on it. Whenever you click on the Social Media buttons and in doing so activate the link, a new window will open where you can register with the social network, in order to then e.g. recommend (like) or share the page selected. If you do not activate the links, none of your personal data will be transferred to social networks at any time.

(4.) Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files, that are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information obtained through the cookie about the use of this website is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. Due to the activation of the IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google however – if you are located within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory countries of the legislation act for the European economic region. Only in rare cases is the full IP address transferred to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide further services to the website operator relating to website and online usage. The IP address obtained from your browser in relation to Google Analytics will not be brought into association with other data saved by Google.

You can prevent cookies from being saved by adjusting the settings in your browser software accordingly; please note however that in this case you may not be able to make use of the full scope of all features of this website. In addition, you can prevent the recording of information obtained by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics. In addition or alternatively to the browser add-on you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on the pages of our website by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is then installed on your device. This means that that Google Analytics will not save any information for this website and this browser in future, for as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

(5.) Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts & Adobe Typekit)

We make use of script libraries and font libraries such as Google Webfonts ( and Adobe Typekit in order to be able to display our content on our website in a correct and graphically appealing way on all browsers. Google Webfonts are transferred to avoid multiple loading in the cache of your browser. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or prevents access, the content is shown in a standard font. Accessing script libraries and font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. During this process it is theoretically possible – although currently unclear whether this is the case and for what possible purposes – that operators of the respective libraries may record data.

The Privacy Policy of the library operator Google can be found here: We use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of our website. Typekit is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd., which grants us access to a font library. In order to integrate the fonts used by us, your browser must establish a connection to an Adobe server in the USA and download the font required for our website. Adobe is informed this way that our website has been accessed from your IP address. For further information about Adobe Typekit please refer to the Adobe Privacy, which can be found here:

(6.) Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have been forwarded to our website via an ad placed by Google, a cookie will be saved on your computer by Google Adwords. The cookie for conversion tracking is saved whenever a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. After 30 days these cookies lose their validity and do not serve to personally identify any individual user. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google are able recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and been forwarded to this page. Every Google AdWords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie serves to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted to use conversion tracking. The customers find out the overall number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a page designated with a conversion tracking tag. They do not receive any information though that can be used to identify individual users personally. If you do not wish to be included in the tracking process you can opt not to accept the cookie that needs to be saved – e.g. in your browser settings where you can deactivate the automatic saving of cookies in general, or you can change your browser settings so that cookies are blocked from the domain “”.

Please note that you are not permitted to delete the opt-out cookies if you do not want any measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you will need to save the respective opt-out cookie once again.

(7.) Use of Google Remarketing

The website makes use of the Remarketing feature provided by Google Inc. This functionality serves to present website visitors within the Google advertising network with advertisements relevant to the visitor’s interests. A so-called cookie is saved in the browser of the website visitor, which enables it to recognise this respective visitor whenever they visit websites that form a part of the advertising network of Google. Visitors can be shown advertisements on these websites that relate to content that the visitor has previously clicked on websites that make use of Google’s Remarketing feature.

According to its own information, Google does not save any personal data during this process. If you nevertheless do not want to make use of the Google Remarketing feature, you have the option of deactivating it under the following settings: Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies for interest-related advertising by following the instructions under

(8.) Right of access

Your rights to data disclosure, rectification, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to obtain information at all time about which of your personal data we have saved. You also have the right to rectify, block or delete your personal information, independently of the default saving of data for business processing. Please contact our Data Protection Officer directly here. You will find the contact details at the bottom of this page. In order to ensure that data blocking is possible at any time, data needs to be saved in a blocking file for monitoring purposes. You can also demand that data be deleted, provided there is no legal requirement to archive this information. If no such obligation applies then we will block your data upon request. You also have the option to contact us to amend or revoke any consent you have previously granted with effect for the future.

Amendments to our data protection regulations
We reserve the right to make occasional changes to this Privacy Policy to ensure that it is in line with current legal stipulations at all times or to ensure that changes to our services are incorporated accordingly, e.g. with the introduction of new services. The new Privacy Policy shall then apply when you visit the website again.

If you have any questions about data protection or would like to know which of your personal data we have saved, we will provide you with this information upon written request.

If you have any other questions about data protection at Bents Honkanen Rosenkranz please contact the appointed Data Protection Officer directly: Marcus Honkanen
Kaiser-Wilhelm- Strasse 85
20355 Hamburg
+49 (0) 40 181 389 320