Hans Werner Leukel

Hans Werner Leukel


International HR Executive with proven track record in M&A transition periods as well as organisational development and change processes. Solid experienced in working within multi-cultural management teams and dealing with international and corporate HR affairs. Established HR as a valuable contributor to company business and its profitability through focussing on suitable HR processes and their continuous improvement. Implemented various assessment tools linked to either performance oriented remuneration or talent management. Collaborated effectively with employees' representative bodies based on reliabilty and sustainable relationships. Challenging business objectives, which especially require strategic management and analytical thinking as well as effective communication, flexibility and teamwork, are the preferred measures for personal performance. Bilingual: German/English.

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2007 - Present

Self employed consultant

HWL HR Management Consulting

Consulting services for domestic and foreign companiesin strategic Human Resources subjects:

  • Neutral analysis of HR processes and instruments
  • Practice and result orientated support of strategic change processes (i.e. M&A, rationalisations) in order to force a fast and effective reaslisation of the process phases
  • Interim management
Sep 2001 - Dec 2006

Vice President Human Resources

GeoPost International Management & Development Holding GmbH

Responsible for providing direction in the establishment, development and execution of HR policies and initiatives, especially in the area of top management employment (recruiting, compensation & benefits, termination), management development, expatriate assignments, industrial relations and organisational design and effectiveness within the international division.

Mar 2000 - Aug 2001

Senior Human Resources Director Europe

Enron Wind Corp. B.V.
Jul 1998 - Dec 1999

Regional Human Resources Director

Rothmans Central & Eastern Europe B.V.
Apr 1994 - Dec 1999

Human Resources Director Germany

Rothmans Cigaretten GmbH
1991 - 1994

Director Personnel

Johnson & Johnson GmbH
1987 - 1991

Personnel Manager

Johnson & Johnson GmbH
1985 - 1987

Personnel Manager

Stienemeier GmbH
1982 - 1985

Manager Personnel & Administration

Stienemeier GmbH
1978 - 1982

Personnel Administrator

Stienemeier GmbH


1974 - 1983

University of Duisburg

Study not completed due to professional career