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About me

Winfried Wieland, born in 1965
Master’s Degree in Economics | Applied Sciences Degree in Sports Administration

For me, the glass is always half-full, never half-empty. I think, act and communicate positively.

First and foremost, this means that my focus is not on problems, but on results and goals. My actions are always based on an entrepreneurial way of thinking, but I never forget to consider the people I work for and – most importantly – work with.

I love the challenge of getting to know new companies and new people, new ways of thinking and new tasks. The constant novelty aspect of my work allows me and my clients to transform the fresh “drive” and motivation of a continuous “probation period” into perfect solutions and results. Each project benefits from my many years of experience in a great variety of sectors and positions.

I am a member (and former financial director from 2014-2016) of the DDIM, Germany’s leading national association for professional interim management and associated agency services.

College Education
  • Master’s Degree in Economics (1992)
  • Applied Sciences Degree in Sports Administration (2019)
Professional Experience

Freelance Management Consultant and Interim Manager (since 2004)
Winfried Wieland Consulting, Bonn

Head of Global Corporate Auditing (2001-2004)
Moeller Group of Companies (today: EATON), Bonn

  • Creation and development of Corporate Audit Department
  • Compliance and process assessment
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of Internal Control
  • Assessment of the compliance with KonTraG, the German laws and regulations on control and transparency in companies

Divisional Controller and Executive Assistant, Project Controller, IT and Cost Controller (1997-2001)
Deutscher Herold Insurance Group of Deutsche Bank (today: Zurich Group Germany), Bonn

  • Target-performance comparisons
  • Coordination, support and analysis of budget planning
  • Development and coordination of strategic planning
  • In-house consulting and internal analysis projects
  • Project controlling and deputy project leader (main project “Millennium Transition”)
  • IT and cost controlling

QM Officer / Executive Assistant / Works Manager (1994-1997)
Hess Group (Automotive & Engineering), Cologne

  • Implementation of a modular QM system for 4 companies
  • Compilation of the entire QM documentation
  • Instruction and training of employees
  • Internal audits
  • Works management in one of the company’s subsidiaries

Assistant Auditor / Auditor (1992-1994)
KPMG Hartkopf + Rentrop Treuhand KG, Cologne

  • Participation in annual audits
  • Participation in “Internal Control” special audit
  • Contract management for the Treuhandanstalt
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Agricultural Economy
  • Automotive Industry
  • Banking and Finance
  • Electrotechnology
  • Food Industry
  • Insurance Sector
  • IT Services
  • Legal Advisory
  • Logistics
  • Management Consulting
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal Engineering
  • Racing
  • Raw Materials Sector
  • Software
  • Trade
  • Waste Industry
International Experience
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • China
  • Singapore
  • USA
Language Skills
  • German (native)
  • English (high proficiency)
  • Spanish (working knowledge)