The team

Partner Olav v. F. Kieler

+45 2160 6021

Since 1994 Olav has served in the executive search industry in recognised international search firms. From 2000 to 2013 he was the founding partner in Boyden Global Executive Search in Denmark. Latest he is director and partner in Hoffmann Alliance Executive Search in Copenhagen. He has throughout the years successfully conducted assignments for leading companies in Denmark and abroad, and he has consequently a wide professional network to branches as well as stakeholders within his focus areas.

From various assignments in Denmark as well as international, he presents a solid experience in conducting search solutions within manufacturing in general, consumer goods, life science, finance a.o. on executive as well as functional level.

During the years he has been responsible for both development and improvement of processes and concepts as well as continuously mentoring consultants. Olav has taken an active part in the development of a Nordic leadership assessment practice within the financial sector.

Prior to the executive search profession Olav worked as consultant within human resource development, training courses and recruitment. In 1991 he became director and overall responsible for operations handled from Copenhagen and Malmö in Sweden. Earlier, Olav held different positions first within agricultural production, export sales and marketing. Throughout the years he has served in different boards and advisory boards.

Olav holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Economics and a Diploma in Organisation. He is fluent in Danish and English and he is conversant with German and the Scandinavian languages.

Practice areas: Industrial and Consumer, Life Science and Health Care, Global Technology and Media, Financial Services and Insurance and Agricultural management.

Partner Johan Ellyt

+45 2980 4616

Johan joined Hoffmann Associates in 2020, where he has focus on executive search services and management consulting. He has during the years solved assignments within FMCG, Building and Construction, Facility Management and Professional Services.

He represent 20 years working with  HR consulting as well as search, which has given him an extensive experience with recruitment to senior positions from both international and local companies.

Previously, Johan began his consulting career as a consultant in 1996 at Bronée & Partners, one of the pioneers in the executive search branch.

Before entering the search industry, Johan worked in various positions in ISS for more than 15 years from Denmark all over Europe in COO positions, and he has in this capacity been posted in Germany, France and Sweden.

Johan holds an Academy Profession Graduate/Economy and Business administration, and he holds a master degree in Service Management/ISS Institute & CBS (Copenhagen Business School).

Additionally, he holds a degree in International Business Consulting from the KPMG Institute in Switzerland.

Johan is fluent in Danish, English and the Scandinavian languages.

Practice areas: Manufacturing in general, Building and Construction, Industry and Consumer, Hospital Services, Service Management and FMCG

Partner Morten M. Waldorf

+45 31 448 444

Morten joined Hoffmann Associates in 2020. He has 14+ years of experience within fields of leadership, communication and service. He has applied his keen expertise in organizations of various sizes and industries. Thus, he is capable on all organizational levels with a deep respect and understanding of complex contexts.

Mortens focus areas are primarily in industries that rely heavily on service, IT, in FMCG in general and on executive as well as functional level.

Prior to the executive search profession Morten has years of experience as consultant within organization, leadership / HR development, learning/education and business development.

Earlier, Morten held different positions within communication and leadership: CCO in different ISP/telco, and has project leadership- and board experience.

Morten holds a M.Sc. degree in Economic Marketing from CBS and a fan of various educations and certifications within personality types/typecasting, leadership, communication and organizational processes/change management. He is fluent in Danish and English and is conversant with German and the Scandinavian languages.

Practice areas: Service intensive businesses, IT-based operations/ Technology and Media, FMCG-oriented industries, Board search