Michael Kuchenbuch

Michael Kuchenbuch

Michael Kuchenbuch

Board Member, Personnel Consultant

Michael Kuchenbuch began his professional career in 1986 with an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk in Munich and Hanover. This was followed by a degree in economics in Hanover with periods spent in London and Paris. For almost 20 years, he held various specialist and management positions in large companies, particularly in the ITC sector.

Michael worked as an organisational consultant, SAP consultant and for a long time as an IT manager, during which time he implemented many large projects and managed teams of various sizes. At the same time, he has repeatedly worked as a coach and trainer. As head of several locations, he also had a variety of general management and personnel tasks.

During this time, Michael Kuchenbuch developed the special ability to approach people, to work out and develop their individual strengths and to successfully manage complex, co-determined, heterogeneous organisations.

Michael gained international experience as Head of HR Compensation & Benefits in a large company with Europe-wide responsibility and stays in several European countries. When he took on global responsibilities, Tokyo was added as an additional location.

During this time, Michael became an expert in the field of sales and management compensation and developed incentive and development strategies, particularly in the global sales environment as an HR business partner. He is particularly interested in business management through different remuneration models.

Michael Kuchenbuch has been working as an independent management and HR consultant, coach and trainer since 2011 and has successfully implemented many projects in the areas of recruitment, organisational and personnel development and restructuring. Michael has also worked as an interim manager in the HR environment, focusing on recruitment, compensation & benefits and, in particular, restructuring projects (separation management). Here he benefits from his many years of experience in conducting negotiations with the various stakeholders.

Michael als Interimsmanager im HR-Umfeld tätig - Pape Consulting Group AG

His main areas of expertise


  • ICT
  • HighTech
  • Publishing & Media
  • Services
  • Property industry

Executive Search Services

  • Executive Search
  • Search and selection of specialists and executives
  • Restructuring
  • Interim management
  • Career coaching


  • HR
  • Sales
  • consulting
  • Back Office
  • General Management
Michael Kuchenbuch - Vorstand, Personalberater - Pape Consulting Group AG

Michael joined our team in Munich and Hanover at the beginning of 2015. His focus is on personnel consulting and executive search in the TIMES sectors (telecommunications, information technology, multimedia, entertainment and services) as well as in the HR environment in all sectors.

As a coach and career counsellor, Michael also supports candidates in change processes in their search for the right job and career goals.

As an accredited INSIGHTS MDI® consultant, Michael also specialises in conducting potential analyses and the resulting advice on personnel selection, personnel development and coaching.

Michael Kuchenbuch is the ideal partner and companion in times of personnel development as well as in times of consolidation and as a “trusted advisor” in personal change processes. His experience has taught him that the old personnel principle “the right employee in the right place at the right time” is not just a general phrase, but the key to success.

Michael speaks business fluent English as well as French and Spanish. He is a sports enthusiast, enjoys hiking in the mountains and generally enjoys being outdoors. He has three children and lives with his partner in Munich and Hanover.

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