As a team, we overcome every obstacle.

All our employees bring years of operational experience. We understand the business and as one of the leading executive recruiters we successfully bring customers and applicants together every day.

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Teams of highly qualified and experienced consultancy experts support you at our five locations worldwide. Our employees are the foundation of our company and have ensured its consistent success throughout the years for Konen & Lorenzen.

The founder of Konen & Lorenzen

Manuel Konen

Founder/Executive Director

Manuel Konen, the founder of Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants, has been the company’s Managing Director since its formation in September 1997.


After successfully completing his apprenticeship in Restaurant Management, Manuel was attracted to the internationally renowned hotel chains Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts and Intercontinental Hotels Group, where he focused on the departments Food & Beverage and Controlling. To deepen his management skills, he decided to study at the Hotel Management School in Heidelberg, where he successfully graduated in the the same year as Arne Lorenzen – this was the beginning of Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants. It was in 1997 that they turned a business idea into reality, founding what is now one of the leading companies in the field of personel consulting for the hotel, catering and tourism industry. Less than 3 years later, in 1999, Manuel and Arne once again had a good nose for a business idea and founded the internet job board Hotelcareer. While Arne developed what is today Yourcareergroup, Manuel was mainly responsible for the development of Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants, making the company what it is today.


Fun Fact: Travelling, wine and culinary art


Motto: Live your dream!

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Manuel Konen

Founder/Executive Director

Arne Lorenzen

Founder/Executive Director

Arne Lorenzen is co-founder of Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants and has been Managing Director of the company since its formation in September 1997.


Arne’s career started with an apprenticeship in Restaurant Management, after which he gained professional experience in Food & Beverage, Controlling and Rooms Division in 5-star hotels in Hamburg and London. When he decided to study Hotel Management in Heidelberg, he probably would not have anticipated that besides successfully completing his studies, he would also have a business idea and a business partner. Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants was launched in 1997 and quickly became one of the market leaders in the field of personnel recruitment and consulting for managers in the hotel sector. Thanks to the extensive knowledge of the market and experience in the field of personnel recruitment in the hotel, catering and tourism industry, they developed another brilliant business idea in 1998: Hotelcareer was launched in 1999. Arne continued to expand and develop the sister company and is proud that they are now one of the best and worldwide leading internet job boards for professionals. The current Yourcareergroup, to which HOTELCAREER belongs, was sold to Stepstone/Axel Springer at the end of 2013.


Fun fact: Enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, jogging, doing fitness training, cycling, cooking and travelling


Motto: Work had, play hard.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Arne Lorenzen

Founder/Executive Director

The Managing Directors of Konen & Lorenzen

Matthias Wirth

Managing Director

Matthias Wirth joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants at the turn of the millennium. In 2003, Manuel Konen and Arne Lorenzen appointed him as first additional Partner and Managing Director.


Following his apprenticeship in a Relais & Chateaux Hotel as a cook, Matthias was eager to gain additional experience in various other departments in the hotel business. He therefore continued on his career path first as Management Assistant at Steinberger Hotels & Resorts and afterwards as Human Resources Manager for Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts. During his studies in Economy, Matthias developed his taste for crunching the numbers, which helped him tremendously in becoming the undisputed expert in taking care of all finance related issues. But Matthias is also a people-Person, who highly appreciates the daily exchange with clients and applicants. And if there is one thing he cares more about than business, it is the weekly results of his favorite football team, FC Bayern München.


Fun fact: Family, football and skiing


Motto: Never give up! Always keep moving forward!

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Matthias Wirth

Managing Director

Ulrich Wilhelm

Managing Director

Ulrich Wilhelm joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in 2004 and progressed into Managing Director and business partner in 2013.


Ulrich spearheaded the expansion of Konen & Lorenzen into Dubai and thereby venturing into the Middle Eastern market. Following his successful assignment in Dubai, he relocated to our Swiss office in 2009 and transferred to Düsseldorf, Germany with his family in 2013.


Prior to Ulrich’s professional journey with Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants, he was an avid traveller exploring different parts of the world. After his apprenticeships in culinary and restaurant management, Ulrich joined hotels part of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ group. Amongst others, he held various positions such as Food & Beverage Manager at the ‘The Orchards Hotel’ in Williamstown, MA, in the United States, and Director of Food & Beverage at the Kempinski Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Hospitality industry is his passion, and with Ulrich’s worldwide experience and extensive network, he is able to connect customers and applicants successfully. Even though Ulrich is no longer a globetrotter, he now enjoys travelling on holidays with his family.


Fun fact: Anything related to cuisine, good wine, good food and quality time with his family


Motto: Our heads are round, so that thoughts can change direction.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Ulrich Wilhelm

Managing Director

Hendrik Scharnke

Managing Director

Our specialist in Sales & Marketing, has been in the Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants team since 2003. He became Partner in 2004 and Managing Director in 2013.


Hendrik has a great passion for travelling, and his favourite destination is the USA. Therefore, after finishing his apprenticeship in Hotel Management at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg, he first went to Florida. Then, after graduating with an M.A. (Magister Artium) in Applied Culture Sciences, he went to California to gain work experience. Subsequently, he started his career as a Recruitment Consultant in a number of renowned companies in Ludwigsburg and Düsseldorf.  Afterwards he returned to his hometown Hamburg to set up our office and his team. As a proper citizen of Hamburg, he is also a loyal fan of the football team Hamburger SV.


Fun fact: Travelling, friends and family


Motto: Don’t underestimate people, who make a step backwards. They might be preparing a run-up.

Hendrik Scharnke

Managing Director

Administration

Angeliki Tsiasiotis

Head of Finance and Administration

Angeliki Tsiasiotis has been working as Head of Finance and Administration for Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants since 2005.


One could be mistaken into thinking that her job is full of tiresome routine work. Far from it! Maybe this is because of the colleagues who come to her with their questions, but also because of the complexity of her tasks.  Angeliki handles all administrative issues in the area of human resources, finance and administration. She has everything under control, which – apart from leave and salary – goes beyond the imagination of the colleagues. She plans, organises and above all supports management in all these areas.


Fun fact: She likes travelling and going to the cinema.


Motto: Don´t think you are, know you are! (Morpheus)

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Angeliki Tsiasiotis

Head of Finance and Administration

Patricia Ehlen

Head of Administration

Patricia Ehlen has been part of the Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants team since August 2014.


As Head of Administration, she is not only busy with management projects, but is always willing to listen to colleagues, clients and job applicants. After successfully finishing her apprenticeship in Hotel Management, she went on to study International Business Economics. After graduating, she moved to Munich where she worked for Treugast Solutions Group and Marriott International. She left Munich with a heavy heart, but is now conquering Düsseldorf and breathing new life into the office.


Fun fact: Spending quality time with family & friends, travelling and going on weekend trips to The Netherlands


Motto: If “plan A” didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Patricia Ehlen

Head of Administration

Nicole Kann

Consultant

Nicole Kann joined Konen & Lorenzen in March 2019 as Recruiter & Team Assistant for our Team Middle East / Africa and since March 2020 as Consultant.


Nicole started her hospitality career at the former Holiday Inn City-Centre Königsallee in Düsseldorf with an apprenticeship in Hotel management. The following years Nicole became a globetrotter, combining her passion for travelling and her profession, working for international hotels in London, Gran Canaria, Barcelona, Dubai and Singapore. Her last assignment within the Hospitality industry was Assistant Front Office Manager at the Fairmont Singapore, before taking parental leave to bring up her daughter and returning to her home town Düsseldorf. Nicole is looking forward to assisting clients and candidates with her operational expertise and knowledge of the Middle Eastern / African market.


Fun Fact: Continue travelling – but now only on holidays!


Motto: In the end we only regret the chances that we didn’t take.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Nicole Kann

Consultant

Julia Robertz

Administrative assistant / HR

Julia Robertz joined the Konen & Lorenzen team in March 2021.


As administrative assistant, Julia looks after all human resources matters for all employees of Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants. Employment contracts, certificates, pay slips, vacation and all official correspondence with the authorities are in her responsibility. Prior to joining Konen & Lorenzen, Julia was employed as Human Resources Manager at Lindner Hotels AG, where she was able to consolidate her professional passion through further training and the qualification as a HR specialist.


Fun fact: family & friends, playing football


Motto: In the end, it is always our relationships with other people that make our lives worth living. (W. Freiherr von Humboldt)

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Julia Robertz

Administrative assistant / HR

Silvio Rajcsanyi

Accountant

Silvio Rajcsanyi is supporting our finance and administration team as accountant since April 2021.


After successfully completing his training in hotel management at the Lindner Congress Hotel and in the central financial accounting department of Lindner Hotels AG, Silvio joined as accounting clerk till October 2015. He progressed his career as payroll accounting for customers at Lohn-Ag followed by a two-year parental leave whilst further educating himself as a financial accountant. Silvio followed his passion for the gastronomy industry and joined the renown steak house chain ‘Maredo’ as financial accountant in 2018. In 2021, Silvio decided to continue his career and joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants.


Fun fact: spending time with the family and playing boardgames.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Silvio Rajcsanyi

Accountant

Marina Schulte Álvarez

Trainee

Marina Schulte Álvarez joined the Konen & Lorenzen family in October 2020 to support our team as dual student.


After graduating from high school in Wiesbaden and successfully completing an internship at Pentahotel Wiesbaden, Marina moved to Dusseldorf, started to study communication design at the Hochschule Dusseldorf. After a while she decided to reorientate, strived for a dual study in human resources at the IUBH Internationale Hochschule in Dusseldorf and is doing the practical part at Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants.


Fun Fact: travel, spending time with family and friends, baking


Motto: It’s not a dead end, it’s a plot twist!

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Marina Schulte Álvarez

Trainee

Teams in Düsseldorf and Hamburg

We cover the increasing demand of the Central European markets with our locations in Düsseldorf and Hamburg. Therefore, to assure the most efficient and individual service and support for our clients and candidates, we have built teams that are specialised in their respective fields of expertise for these locations.

Vivien Stefansky

Senior Consultant
Head of Team Administration Central Europe

Vivien Stefansky joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in October 2011 and is responsible for Team Administration as Senior Consultant.


What Vivien likes most about her work is the opportunity to work with many different people, the exchange with clients and applicants, bringing both parties together, and supporting individuals in their next career steps. Her career began in London, where she worked in the Front Office department of several renowned hotels. Her last position was as Contract Manager for a London-based training company. Besides her full-time job in London, she also completed her Bachelor and Master in Hospitality Management, after which she started at Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in Düsseldorf.


Fun fact: Spending quality time with her family, ideally while on a skiing trip


Motto: Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take a moment and make it perfect.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Vivien Stefansky

Senior Consultant
Head of Team Administration Central Europe

Sandra Graf

Senior Consultant
Assistant Head of Team Administration Europe

Sandra Graf started as Team Assistant at Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in July 2014, and works now as Senior Consultant / Assistant Head of  Team Administration Europe.


Besides Sandra’s humour and her kind nature, she is also admired for her ambition and dedication. After her transition from Team Assistant to Consultant, she decided to study. Sandra swapped free time for study time, began with a course in Business Economics and Business Psychology and finished successfully as Bachelor of Science. She has always been determined to achieve her goals, and after her apprenticeship in Hotel Management, she decided to switch to Human Resources and worked for the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf. Her planned trip to the USA needs to wait, as she simply does not have time for it at the moment.


Fun fact: Spending quality time with family and friends, listening to music, going to concerts and travelling


Motto: Life is what you make it. Always has been. Always will be.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Sandra Graf

Senior Consultant
Assistant Head of Team Administration Europe

Martin Graß

Senior Consultant

Martin Grass has been a Senior Consultant for our Team Administration Europe at Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants since August 2016.


After he completed his apprenticeship in hotel management at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Düsseldorf successfully, he stayed at the hotel until September 2013 and worked as a Front Office Agent. Afterwards Martin decided to study hotel-, tourism- and event management in Dusseldorf in order to improve his theoretical knowledge, before joining the Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in summer 2016. Still eager to learn, Martin qualified as a training supervisor in 2017 and finished his study in human resources management successfully.


Fun Fact: Jogging, travelling around, photography, spending time with family and friends


Motto: Nobody is drowning because of going under water, but of remaining under water.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Martin Graß

Senior Consultant

Charlotte Schmitz

Consultant

Charlotte Schmitz works in the Team Administration Europe as Consultant since October 2018.


She started her career within the hotel industry with her dual studies of Tourism Economics in the context of an integrated degree program in cooperation with the Hotel National in Dusseldorf. Afterwards, she worked in the area reservation department in both Radisson Blu Hotels in Dusseldorf with 135 and 314 rooms and finally in the central sales office of Radisson Hotel Group based in Cologne. With all her experiences, she is the right contact person regarding your career planning in the sectors of Finance, IT, Maintenance, Spa and Human Resources.


Fun Fact: Sports, cooking and baking, activities with friends and family


Motto: Live for the moments you can’t put into words.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Charlotte Schmitz

Consultant

Britta Schreiner

Recruiter

Britta Schreiner has been supporting the Administration Europe team as a recruiter since August 2021.


After a successful apprenticeship in hotel management at Châteauform Schloss Krickenbeck Hotel in Nettetal, Britta went abroad for a year to gain valuable experience in Australia, Indonesia and Nepal. Back in Germany, she pursed a three-year full-time study in tourism, hotel and event management in Düsseldorf in 2018 and remained loyal to the beautiful city on the Lower Rhine by taking up a position with Konen & Lorenzen. As a recruiter, Britta is mainly responsible for finding suitable candidates and conducting initial interviews. What she appreciates most about her daily work is the lively exchange with a wide variety of personalities, the networking and teamwork at Konen & Lorenzen.


Fun Fact: Sports, travel and activities with friends and family


Motto: Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Britta Schreiner

Recruiter

Matthias Wirth

Managing Director

Matthias Wirth joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants at the turn of the millennium. In 2003, Manuel Konen and Arne Lorenzen appointed him as first additional Partner and Managing Director.


Following his apprenticeship in a Relais & Chateaux Hotel as a cook, Matthias was eager to gain additional experience in various other departments in the hotel business. He therefore continued on his career path first as Management Assistant at Steinberger Hotels & Resorts and afterwards as Human Resources Manager for Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts. During his studies in Economy, Matthias developed his taste for crunching the numbers, which helped him tremendously in becoming the undisputed expert in taking care of all finance related issues. But Matthias is also a people-Person, who highly appreciates the daily exchange with clients and applicants. And if there is one thing he cares more about than business, it is the weekly results of his favorite football team, FC Bayern München.


Fun fact: Family, football and skiing


Motto: Never give up! Always keep moving forward!

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Matthias Wirth

Managing Director

Ulrich Wilhelm

Managing Director

Ulrich Wilhelm joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in 2004 and progressed into Managing Director and business partner in 2013.


Ulrich spearheaded the expansion of Konen & Lorenzen into Dubai and thereby venturing into the Middle Eastern market. Following his successful assignment in Dubai, he relocated to our Swiss office in 2009 and transferred to Düsseldorf, Germany with his family in 2013.


Prior to Ulrich’s professional journey with Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants, he was an avid traveller exploring different parts of the world. After his apprenticeships in culinary and restaurant management, Ulrich joined hotels part of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ group. Amongst others, he held various positions such as Food & Beverage Manager at the ‘The Orchards Hotel’ in Williamstown, MA, in the United States, and Director of Food & Beverage at the Kempinski Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Hospitality industry is his passion, and with Ulrich’s worldwide experience and extensive network, he is able to connect customers and applicants successfully. Even though Ulrich is no longer a globetrotter, he now enjoys travelling on holidays with his family.


Fun fact: Anything related to cuisine, good wine, good food and quality time with his family


Motto: Our heads are round, so that thoughts can change direction.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Ulrich Wilhelm

Managing Director

Antje-Katrin Scheller

Senior Consultant

Antje-Katrin Scheller joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in 2006 and supports our Team Executive & Rooms Division Europe.


Antje-Katrin is a specialist when it comes to Rooms Division. Before she came to Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants, she had already worked in the same field at the Four Seasons Hotels on Hawaii and The Ritz-Carlton in Wolfsburg. She finished her studies in Business Administration with a diploma in Tourism & Marketing. Today Antje-Katrin focuses on helping others with their career, for which she uses her own experiences. She is not only a reliable contact person for her clients and applicants, but she is also appreciated by her colleagues for her honesty and commitment.


Fun fact: Spending time with her children, travelling with family and friends, sewing, going out for dinner, working in the garden, skiing


Motto: per aspera ad astra

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Antje-Katrin Scheller

Senior Consultant

Kirsten Jost

Senior Consultant

After completing her apprenticeship in hotel management Kirsten worked in Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland. She joined the Konen & Lorenzen family in August 2008 after visiting the hotel management school in Berlin. Since then she proofed her versatility and flexibility by fulfilling a variety of positions as Office Manager or Consultant for the teams Admin, Rooms and Executive. She is a passionate networker and likes to pair people, who otherwise possibly never met for successful cooperations.


Fun Fact: Family & Friends, travelling, culture and good food


Motto: Never catch to stop, never stop to begin. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Kirsten Jost

Senior Consultant

Malu Lopez

Consultant

Malu Lopez joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in July 2015 straight from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom with a Master of Science in Business and Management.


As Consultant, Malu supports our Team Executive & Rooms Division Europe. For clients, applicants and colleagues she is a competent and reliable contact person. In addition, she is fast, nimble and always “on the ball” – she puts all her energy into her job. After previous stays in Spain, Great Britain and the Netherlands, her next destinations will be Namibia and Tanzania. Fortunately for us, this will only be for her holidays, and on returning she will have lots of exciting stories to tell.


Fun fact: She loves rollercoasters.


Motto: Love it, leave it or change it.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Malu Lopez

Consultant

Maresa von Eynern

Consultant

Maresa von Eynern joined our Team Executive & Rooms Division Europe at Konen & Lorenzen as Consultant in November 2018.


After an apprenticeship in the hotel industry, Maresa completed a degree in business administration with a focus on Hospitality Management. She occupied various Sales & Marketing positions e.g. at Le Mériden Piccadilly London and worked her way up to Executive Assistant. She has been in charge of career fairs and various recruiting events at the YOURCAREERGROUP for over 8 years. When it comes to promoting our Hospitality industry to young graduates and managers, Maresa works hard and with enthusiasm to match companies with talents. She combines her good knowledge of the industry and her networking skills with charm and empathy.


Fun fact: My both sons, activities with family and friends, at last doing sports and seeing London again


Motto: Happiness is not about having little or no difficulties, it is about overcoming them victoriously and gloriously (Carl Hilty)

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Maresa von Eynern

Consultant

Holger Kaysers-Rothmund

Consultant / Business Development

Holger Kaysers-Rothmund has been supporting the Team Executive & Rooms Division Europe since August 2019 as a Consultant.


After completing his apprenticeship as a hotel expert in the Münchner Königshof, Geiselhotels, he studied International hotel management at the IUBH. Following this, he was able to gain and expand his experience and knowledge in private hotels as well as national and international chain hotels such as Motel One, InterContinental (IHG), Max Brown (EHPC) and Ruby through various positions in Sales and most recently as a Hotel Manager. With passion and enthusiasm, Holger lived his role as a host and is now looking forward to using his knowledge and experience to bring candidates and clients together successfully.


Fun Fact: Family, Friends, juggling, sailing


Motto:  “Successful careers are not planned. They arise when people seize opportunities because they know their strengths.” Peter F. Drucker

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Holger Kaysers-Rothmund

Consultant / Business Development

Vanessa Tönges

Consultant / Assistant to Managing Director

Vanessa Tönges joined the Konen & Lorenzen family in April 2019 to support our Team Executive & Rooms Division Europe as a Consultant / Assistant to Managing Director.


After graduating from high school, Vanessa moved to the other end of the world and lived in Australia for almost one year. She returned back to Germany to complete her apprenticeship in the hotel business at Lindner Hotels & Resorts, which sparked her passion for working with many different personalities in the hotel industry. After four years in various Sales positions with different Lindner Hotels, Vanessa left the company as Sales Manager and deputy head of department, to fulfill her lifelong dream, returning to Australia to improve her language skills. With fresh spirit and full of go, she is now back in Dusseldorf, supporting Konen & Lorenzen as a Consultant.


Fun Fact: Travelling (leaving the continent at least once a year), visiting restaurants, reading, amusement parks, sports, game nights


Motto: If you can dream it, you can do it. (Walt Disney)

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Vanessa Tönges

Consultant / Assistant to Managing Director

Lina Siepmann

Recruiter / Executive Assistant

Lina Siepmann supports our Team Executive & Rooms Division Europe since November 2018 as a Recruiter / Executive Assistant.


After successfully completing her hotel education at Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf, Lina worked in Front Office and Event Sales at Hyatt Cologne, Hyatt Düsseldorf and recently at Andaz London. After her stay abroad in London, Lina moved back home and started as a Team Assistant in the Team Executive Europe at Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants.


Fun fact: travel, sport, friends & family


Motto: It’s not enough to want – you have to do it.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Lina Siepmann

Recruiter / Executive Assistant

Hendrik Scharnke

Managing Director

Our specialist in Sales & Marketing, has been in the Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants team since 2003. He became Partner in 2004 and Managing Director in 2013.


Hendrik has a great passion for travelling, and his favourite destination is the USA. Therefore, after finishing his apprenticeship in Hotel Management at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg, he first went to Florida. Then, after graduating with an M.A. (Magister Artium) in Applied Culture Sciences, he went to California to gain work experience. Subsequently, he started his career as a Recruitment Consultant in a number of renowned companies in Ludwigsburg and Düsseldorf.  Afterwards he returned to his hometown Hamburg to set up our office and his team. As a proper citizen of Hamburg, he is also a loyal fan of the football team Hamburger SV.


Fun fact: Travelling, friends and family


Motto: Don’t underestimate people, who make a step backwards. They might be preparing a run-up.

Hendrik Scharnke

Managing Director

Norman Bloemberg

Senior Consultant
Head of Team Commercial Europe

Norman Bloemberg joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in Hamburg as Senior Consultant for our Team Commercial Europe in June 2008 and is Head of department since December 2016.


Norman is a likeable maverick and therefore our allround trouble-shooter in the Hamburg office. In addition to his daily search for the missing puzzle piece for his clients, he is a sought-after contact person for any issues concerning IT, as well as for any concerns, wishes and enquiries of any kind. His many years of experience help him to advise our applicants on their careers. After finishing his studies in Hotel Management, he worked for several hotels of the Marriott International Hotel Group in the area of Sales & Marketing, and recently as Director of Sales in Berlin.


Fun fact: Family and his motorbike


Motto: Be yourself!

Norman Bloemberg

Senior Consultant
Head of Team Commercial Europe

Sabine Ahlbrecht

Senior Consultant

Sabine Ahlbrecht supports Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants as Senior Consultant of our Team Commercial Europe in Hamburg. She joined the company in July 2003.


Sabine is one of the longest-standing employees at Konen & Lorenzen, and was significantly involved in the setting up of our office in Hamburg. For many years, she has brought clients and applicants together, and she still enjoys getting to know new people and being able to give them career advice based on her own experience. Prior to starting at Konen & Lorenzen, she had already been active in the area of recruitment and marketing. She gained her expertise through years of experience in the hotel business and her studies of Cultural Science with a major in Business Economics, Tourism & Marketing.


Fun fact: Having a relaxing time with family and friends.


Motto: Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. (Albert Einstein)

Sabine Ahlbrecht

Senior Consultant

Henrik Lange

Senior Consultant

Henrik Lange supports our Team Commercial since August 2015.


Quite soon, it became obvious to all colleagues that he is a charming, open and hearty man from the North of Germany. A “bad mood” is something unknown to him. All these qualities made it possible for him to gain a firm foothold in Sales. On finishing his apprenticeship at Hotel Louis C. Jacob in Hamburg, and after an internship at Park Hyatt Washington D.C., he went to Zürich where he was responsible for the Event and Sales department of Park Hyatt Zürich. But his hometown Hamburg was calling, which is why he moved back there and strengthened the Cluster Sales Team of both Marriott International Hotels before he started at Konen & Lorenzen. He shares his passion for Hamburg and the football team Hamburger SV with some colleagues, but the title of the most passionate sports fanatic is his alone.


Fun fact: Football, family and travelling


Motto: Never judge a book by its cover.

Großneumarkt 20
20459 Hamburg
Germany
Henrik Lange

Senior Consultant

Wilfried Stübchen

Senior Consultant

Wilfried Stübchen started with Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in October 2013 as Senior Consultant for our Team Dubai and supports now our Team Commercial Europe.


Prior joining Konen & Lorenzen, Wilfried was with Jumeirah Group for many years in Global Sales and on property based in Germany and the UAE. His association to the diversified Middle Eastern culture and multi-national community kindled his enthusiasm to work for our office in Dubai. Wilfried has in-depth expertise in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Revenue/Distribution and Rooms Division, and is in the possession of an extensive network of partners, which today are of great benefit to his applicants and clients.


Fun fact: Tennis and football


Motto: If you don’t try, you will never fly.

Wilfried Stübchen

Senior Consultant

Jens Körner

Senior Consultant
Head of Team F&B Central Europe

Jens Körner joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in spring 2015 after years of working in China, and has since then been supporting our Team F&B.


If you ask Jens which countries he likes the most, it is not without reason that he mainly names Asian countries. For almost 8 years, Jens lived in Shanghai, where he gained a lot of experience in the fields of Food & Beverage, Event Management and Catering at an Asian gastronomy company to which, among others, the Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai and KÄFER by The Binjiang One belong. You would think that even though he spent so many years in a world metropolis, moving to Düsseldorf would be enough of a contrast. But not for Jens. He could not wait to leave this busy city life behind and he found a house for himself and his family in the rural Lower Rhine region.


Fun fact: Spending quality time with his family and travelling to unspoilt places


Motto: Aphorisms cause reactions – sometimes it is just the shaking of heads.

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Jens Körner

Senior Consultant
Head of Team F&B Central Europe

Maximilian Brünnette

Consultant

Maximilian Brünnette has been a Consultant with our Team F&B Europe at Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants since August 2018.


After completing his apprenticeship in hotel business at the Maritim Hotel next to the Airport in Düsseldorf, Maximilian joined the prestigious Hotel Breidenbacher Hof, where he was in charge for banquet, catering and restaurant service. In 2017 Maximilian felt like supplementing his operational experience with a corresponding academic education and decided to study Tourism-, Hotel- and Eventmanagement at the University Fresenius.


Fun Fact: Good food, good music, exploring the world


Motto: He who stops being better stops being good!

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Maximilian Brünnette

Consultant

Lena Husemann

Recruiter

Lena Husemann joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in August 2021 and supports the F&B team as a Recruiter. She started her hospitality career in 2012 by joining the TRYP Dortmund Hotel as work and study program student.
After successfully completing her Bachelor in Business Administration in hotel and tourism management, she relocated from the Ruhr area to Rhineland. Prior to joining Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants Lena was working as reservation and guest service agent at the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel.


Fun fact: good food, soccer, traveling


Motto: If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. (Henry Ford)

Kaiserswerther Straße 282
40474 Dusseldorf
Germany
Lena Husemann

Recruiter

Teams in Switzerland, Austria und Asia

Our international teams are in charge of our clients and applicants in their local markets and your professional contact person for the hotel, catering, tourism and all related industries.

David Kurzböck

Branch Manager Austria

David Kurzböck has been responsible for our Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants office in Austria since July 2018.


After graduating with a Master degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from the University MODUL, David followed his great passion and started working in the catering and event industry. During this time, he was not only able to gain first international experience, but also started to build his strong network. The next step in his career took David to the hotel sector at „Austria Trend“, where he continued to develop Austria’s largest Meeting & Event Hotels as Director of Marketing & Sales, prior to following the call back into the culinary world. David joined GMS Gourmet as Sales Director, managing 65 outlets throughout Austria before successfully developing and implementing a new business model for the company in recent years.  With his huge network, the specific market knowledge and the high level of personnel affinity within the industry, David supports both – his clients and applicants with his great expertise and international experience.


Fun Fact: Quality time with family, music, cooking, amateur butcher, sport, motorcycling


Motto: „Don´t try to live with problems, it´s easier to solve them!“ (Einstein)

Rudolfsplatz 12/10A
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
David Kurzböck

Branch Manager Austria

Sonja Holzhauer

Senior Consultant

Sonja Holzhauer assists our Team Austria. She started at Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants in August 2016.


Following her apprenticeship in Hotel Management she started her career within the field of Rooms Division and worked for several hotels in Europe e.g. the Westin Grand Hotel Berlin and Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel. Before finally joining Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants, she had been responsible for the Adagio Vienna City hotel as General Manager. Sonja lived with her family in Vienna for more than six years and during this time, she gained valuable experience and intensive market knowledge. She is now looking forward to assisting our applicants and customers in Austria as a valuable contact person.


Fun Fact: Spending time with her family, enjoying the nature


Motto: Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day in your life. (Mark Twain)

Rudolfsplatz 12/10A
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
Sonja Holzhauer

Senior Consultant

Christina Pfeiffenberger

Junior Consultant

Christina Pfeiffenberger supports our team in Austria since February 2019 as a Junior Consultant.


After completing her studies in health and tourism management, including operational experience at the Front Office at Lanserhof, Christina decided to move to Vienna. Prior to joining Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants, Christina worked for the Le Meridien Vienna as Guest Service Center Agent. With her experience and her proactive and friendly attitude, Christina is a valuable support for our team.


Fun Fact: Travelling, books, cooking, sports, quality time with friends & family


Motto: The only way to do great work ist to love what you do – Steve Jobs

Christina Pfeiffenberger

Junior Consultant

Christoph Boll

Managing Director Switzerland

Christoph Boll has been responsible for our Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants office in Switzerland since March 2016.


Having grown up in a family with a hospitality and catering background, it was only natural that Christoph choose to pursue his own career within the industry. After completing his apprenticeship as a chef, Christoph then gained extensive operational experience within some of the finest hotels and Michelin Star rated restaurants in Switzerland, Germany, UK and Monaco. These included prestigious addresses such as Mosimann’s and Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park in London, Restaurant Tantris in Munich and the Grandhotel Victoria-Jungfrau in Interlaken. Following this he completed his studies as “Eidg. diplomierter Hotelier (CH)” at hotel management school in Zurich. During this time he continued to gain further practical experience, working at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, and subsequently completed further training as “HR Fachmann mit eidg. Fachausweis (CH)” successfully. Christoph’s clients and applicants profit every day from his years of experience and his global network of contacts, which has been growing continuously since the beginning of his career.


Fun Fact: Sports, reading journals, listen to music.


Motto: Keep it simple.

Oberneuhofstrasse 6
6340 Baar
Switzerland
Christoph Boll

Managing Director Switzerland

Tanja König

Senior Consultant

Tanja König joined Konen & Lorenzen in August 2016 as Recruiter and supports our Team in Switzerland now as Senior Consultant.


After she completed her apprenticeship in hotel management, she worked in the housekeeping department at the Radisson Blu Frankfurt Hotel and made her first experiences. Afterwards, she went to the Hilton in Basel, where she instantly fell in love with the swiss landscape. Her main focus of the work with Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment consultants is to give her clients back, what she experienced: An employee, who put her/his heart and soul into the work and where work isn’t just work.


Fun fact: Photography, swimming and traveling


Motto: Don’t think about what you don’t possess, but what you have.

Oberneuhofstrasse 6
6340 Baar
Switzerland
Tanja König

Senior Consultant

Nora Bischof

Consultant

Nora Bischof joined our Konen & Lorenzen Office in Switzerland in October 2017 as Recruiter/Team Assistant and is now supporting as Consultant.


The moment Nora passed her commercial education, she noticed that she missed something in her daily business: The contact to other people.
Thus Nora started as receptionist at the Seehotel Pilatus where she got a promotion to Assistant Front Office Manager later on. Additionally Nora completed her professional bachelor in tourism management and improved her french while staying in Montpellier for a language study.
Since it is her biggest wish to connect her expert knowledge within hospitality business with finding people a new dream job, she decided to join the great team of  Konen & Lorenzen.


Fun Fact: She likes sports, travelling, skiing and spending time with her family and friends


Motto: If you want it, you will find a way. If not, you will find a reason.

Oberneuhofstrasse 6
6340 Baar
Switzerland
Nora Bischof

Consultant

Betty Sam

Director Asia
Pacific

Betty Sam joined Konen & Lorenzen Recruitment Consultants Kuala Lumpur in 2007.


Today, as an Director for our Asia / Pacific operation, she specializes in senior-level searches for clients in the area of Sales & Marketing, Finance, Human Resource and Rooms Division. Betty strives for perfection and this is recognized by her clients in the quality of professional support and services she provides. Throughout the years, she has co-operated and worked well with many of the important local and international clients.


Before joining Konen & Lorenzen, Betty has worked in China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia with international hotels and multi-national corporations. She brings with her invaluable experiences in Human Resource together with knowledge of the Asian market and a passion for helping others to succeed in their career. Betty is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


Fun fact: Baking and travelling to European countries with interesting histories.


Motto: Never give up!

Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Suite 704 86 Jalan Raja Chulan
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Betty Sam

Director Asia
Pacific

Sharala Nadarajah

Consultant

Sharala Nadarajah started at our Kuala Lumpur office as Administrative Assistant in October 2013 and works today as Consultant.


Prior to joining us and with a lifelong passion to serve people, she was a flight attendant at a well renowned airline in Malaysia. In 2006, Sharala graduated from the University of Malaysia with a BA of Arts in Media Studies (PR). Sharala is the heart of the office and she ensures administrative efficiency, consultant’s support as well as external communication with clients and candidates. Sharala is a dedicated, reliable and detailed oriented person. She has a wonderful disposition and treats everybody with utmost respect.


Fun Fact: She loves Indian classical dance and reading story books.


Motto: Live life to its fullest.

Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Suite 704 86 Jalan Raja Chulan
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Sharala Nadarajah

Consultant

Locations worldwide

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