Senior Partner & Managing Director

Lead Region Europe

The most important characteristic of a Chief Restructuring Officer is decisiveness. I have this attribute.”

  • Assumes entrepreneurial responsibility for strategic tasks, including executive positions.
  • Unravels complex issues with speed in mind, involves employees and implements solutions with his international experience from large companies and medium-sized family businesses.

  • Unleashes deadlocked positions with stakeholders (customers, shareholders, banks, suppliers, trade unions, works council).

About me:

As a Westphalian Bavarian, I feel like the maximum level of assertiveness and resistance. Through my open visor I always express my honest opinion, and I like the term “honorable businessman”. That is also why I always get along very well with stakeholders. Change attracts me, stagnation repels me. Consequently, I am an advocate of holistic approaches to corporate turnaround and recovery: financial and performance restructuring in conjunction with Innovation & Design Thinking.
I push forward common decisions penetratingly, not because of the joy, but because of their importance for the success of the matter. The speed of transformation plays a major role in this. My patience is therefore finite, because time is the decisive factor for mutual success.

Practice areas:

  • Financial restructuring
  • Operational restructuring
  • Due Diligence, M&A, PMI


Operational priorities (ad interim):

  • CRO, CEO, CFO, Managing Director, Member of the Board
  • Chief representative for individual functional areas such as TQM production system, innovation, etc.
  • Responsible for performance improvements (growth, costs, investments) in international business units


Functional competence and methods:

  • Strategy & Business Model Development
  • Innovation & Design Thinking
  • TQM Production System (along the entire value chain from SOP to EOP)

Industry experience:

  • Automotive (OEMs, Tiers)
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Listed stock corporations and medium-sized family businesses


Email: ruediger.tibbe@excelliance.de
Cell: +49 160 4794480