Kienbaum Russia

Kienbaum is one of Europe’s leading providers of consultancy services. It recognizes human beings as the core factor for success of organizations and companies everywhere. Kienbaum operates 36 offices in 21 countries around the world.


Kienbaum is the market leader for Executive Search and HR Management services in Germany as well as one of the leading management consultancy providers. With its unique integrated approach to consulting, Kienbaum supports clients from all leading sectors of the economy in every stage of their change processes, from their conceptual design to eventual implementation. Kienbaum combines its proven HR competence with comprehensive expertise in matters of strategy, organization, and communication.

Kienbaum has been active in Russia for over the last ten years. Thanks to the profound local experience and extensive network, we succeeded in establishing Kienbaum as one of the most professional players on the Russian executive search market. As the sole representation and single point of sales of Kienbaum services in Russia, we offer all of Kienbaum’s consultancy services to our customers.



  • Executive Search
  • Management Diagnostics and Management Development
  • Executive Placement and Career Development

Industries of specialization in Russia:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Fashion
  • Food Retail
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Transport and Logistics

Executive Placement

You are used to taking charge of your business – now take charge of your own future. Make your career your business! If you are looking for an equal partner to help you, then we are here to create new opportunities, focus your resources, find new partnerships, and manage your risks. We have established a consultancy approach that consolidates Kienbaum’s competences to respond to all the challenges that traditional outplacement would not answer.

Unlike most of the HR companies who provide you with an analysis of your competences and professional achievements and coach on definition of the targets and interview passing techniques, Kienbaum provides not only these services but actually looks for a new job for you!

This is the same executive search approach but vice versa – our expert researchers

  • make a list of suitable companies all across Germany,
  • approach the prospects,
  • organize interviews for you.

As the market leader for executive search services we have an excellent contact network on the top level and know how HR works and which strategies get you noticed and talked about.

Come and speak to us – we are always here for you.


Marcus Honkanen, Director International Department Poland, Russia & Nordic

Marcus Honkanen is Partner at Kienbaum and Director International Department, Poland, Russia & Nordic focusing on Executive Search projects based in Northern and Eastern Europe as well as Pan European senior roles at Kienbaum Executive Consultants GmbH, responsible for projects in the fields of Maritime, Manufacturing &Engineering as well as Energy &Renewables. Marcus is truly experienced in supporting international Groups in identifying and attracting their CEOs/General Managers and their leadership teams and operates on a global scale with regard to candidate sourcing to gain the best possible candidate short lists to his clients. He is based in Hamburg, Germany and operates on an overall global level.

In Kienbaum he has been responsible for international executive search for more than nine years focusing on the Northern European markets and steered also numerous Management Assessment activities in an international context in Germany, Russia, Poland and the Nordics. In Kienbaum he has also been responsible for starting up and growing the Nordic, Polish, UK and Russian activities and offices within the company and is today also management responsible for the region. Prior to Kienbaum he worked in Conocophillips Inc. with Nordic level responsibilities.

Marcus Honkanen studied economic science, commercial law, corporate governance and psychology studies at the Swedish speaking Ǻbo Akademi University in Finland as well as at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany and received his Bachelors and Masters Degree from Finland. He wrote his final Thesis about company restructuring and rightsizing under changing market conditions in Finland. He speaks native Swedish and Finnish as well as fluent German and English.

Anna Antonovsky, Director Russia and CIS

Since February 2013 Mrs. Anna Antonovsky is responsible for the development of the Russian office of Kienbaum which she helps to expand in Moscow. She brings 14 years of executive search experience with both Russian and international companies with focus in various times on Finance, Manufacturing and Engineering, Consumer and Professional Services industries. With Kienbaum Anna has also completed a number of top level cross-country searches in the USA, Switzerland, the UK, Brazil and China utilizing the competences of the Russian office team and using our extensive international network.

Before Kienbaum Anna worked as HR consultant with a major Russian company carrying out assessment centers, doing 360 degree assessments and devising competency frameworks. She has worked with an array of instruments including SHL, cut-e, Saville Consulting.

During 2004-2009 Anna ran a company of her own specializing on placing middle and top management with Russian and biggest international private equity funds and placing top management with their operational companies.

Mrs. Antonovsky graduated from Moscow State Teacher’s Training University majoring in English and Spanish. She also has a CIPD certificate from Nottingham Trent University.