Dietmar is an Austrian Entrepreneur, Consultant and Lecturer who dedicates his efforts and research towards sustainability, high performance leadership and corporate citizenship.
Dietmar started his career at the age of 15 as a chef in a low key hotel. 3 years later he won the Austrian Young Chef Competition with his team. He climbed the corporate ladder from a field sales rep to the C-level, being responsible for the entire value chain and operations in more than 80 markets. As CEO and senior executive he has worked for Nespresso, Mammut Sports Group, iSi Culinary, Unilever and Nestlé.
2014 he started his own consulting firm, Executive Partners, based in Vienna, and now exclusively dedicates his efforts to accompanying executives from undergraduate to board positions on a global level. His focus is creating a sustainable, high performance culture that supports individual and organizational growth and delivers remarkable business results.
Dietmar brings a blend of his expertise in people strategy and several coaching models he’s learned over the years, to support his clients. Executive Partners offers cutting-edge leadership training, that is based on one of the core learnings of Dietmar´s 30 years of personal experience of working with CEOs and senior leaders: if you are willing to feel everything, you can do anything.
He graduated from the University of Hamburg with a Master Degree in economics, industrial and brand management. He is associate partner of Marshall Goldsmith, serves as a board member and lecturer and is also an alumnus of MIT, Harvard and IMD.
Dietmar is married and has two children. He is an experienced mountain guide and finished in 2019 his 3rd Austrian Ironman. He stands for a lifelong apprenticeship and is an evangelist for balance in leadership and sustainability; hence he supports female business leaders from undergraduates to the board room and Roots for Life, an NGO based in Vienna, with a focus on women empowerment and sustainable farming in Nepal.