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Lense & Lumen Advisory Group


Who we are

Lense & Lumen Advisory Group is co-owned by four independent European Executive Search & HR Consultancy firms that have decided to join their talents and expertise in order to create a new international organisation. Our four firms have been working together for many years, leading searches for C- level positions and assisting companies in their international expansion.

We have decided to reinforce this cooperation by pooling our resources and processes, and by sharing experience, know-how and best practice to provide high-level services to our clients. With members in Belgium, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA, Lense & Lumen Advisory Group is a network that is already made up of a hundred professionals; our goal is to expand over the next few months to enlarge our international coverage.

Through its four founding companies that remain independent, Lense & Lumen Advisory Group will provide seamless Executive Search and HR & Leadership Consulting services. We will lead this project with a strong professional and ambitious spirit!

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Four founding companies started L&L

Founders – Board of Directors

Jean-Michel Fürst

Founder & Managing Director of De Bord International

Jean-Michel Fürst is founding Partner and Leadership Advisory consultant of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL in Zurich. As Global Area Manager and Executive recruitment specialist, he is responsible for the investment, consumer and luxury goods sector.

After completing his Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Zurich and London, he founded 1998 De Bord International Ltd.. Jean-Michel Fürst has been recruiting qualified managers and experts for almost 25 years and has gained knowledge and experience with passion and dedication.

Karl Kristian Hansen

Managing Director & Co-Owner of Hansen Toft

Karl Kristian Hansen co-founded Hansen Toft A/S in 2001. Karl Kristian has worked as management consultant since 1993 with focus on Executive Search & Selection.

Karl Kristian is experienced in developing strategies, performance analysis and performance development together with coaching and personal sparring of managing directors in relation to the development of their business.

He is MSc. Econ. in strategy and management and certified in many different types of personality tests.

Heinrich Schaible

Managing Director of Dr. Maier + Partner GmbH

With more than 15 years of experience in executive search, Heinrich Schaible has expert knowledge in the allocation of international and domestic executive positions for companies in the producing sector. Following his engineering management studies at the University of Karlsruhe, Heinrich Schaible held various positions within a US aviation group and gathered extensive experience in the management of a start-up company.

He has been working as a personnel consultant for Dr. Maier + Partner since 2001 and became managing partner in 2010. Heinrich Schaible has comprehensive knowledge as a consultant in the automotive, technology, engineering and aerospace industries.

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to this day we count 16 companies among our members

Members of the Lense & Lumen Advisory Group

&deBlauw is an expert team that specializes in identifying and cultivating top-tier talent to future-proof your organization. With the rapidly evolving landscape of your sector, we provide exceptional leadership to ensure continuity, sustainable growth and trust. Our services include Executive Search, Interim Management, and Consulting.
Arethusa is a Middle & Senior Management Search & Selection Company, successfully operating in Italy since 1990. Our system of personnel selection is based on our Partners’ twenty-year experience in the field of Human Resources, built up in leading Italian and international corporate organizations.
ARROWMAN Executive Search is an independent direct approach recruitment consultancy firm. We assist companies in their development and transformations in France and abroad.
BSP Group
BSP Group is a bespoke Executive Search firm, which specialises in delivering solutions to large and medium sized listed and private entities who operate in South Africa and on the African continent.
De Bord International
De Bord International is an independent Swiss executive recruitment company with its own research team, our clients can rely on professionals who have themselves gained knowledge and experience as experts and managers in their respective industries.
Dr. Maier + Partner
For more than 50 years Dr. Maier + Partner have been one of the leading human resources consulting companies in Germany. Our focus is on executive search and selection on a national and international level.
FES Partners

FES Partners advises and supports international companies in their Greater China activities by providing them with the specialised knowledge and value-added services they need to ensure long-lasting growth. While Executive Search is a core expertise of FES Partners, we provide our clients with additional value-added services.

Hansen Toft
Hansen Toft was founded in 2001 and consists of consultants with many years of experience in management consulting and business development, including Search & Selection.
mBlue Czech

mBlue is a reputable HR consulting firm headquartered in Prague, with operations in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Our core business is talent acquisition for managerial or highly specialized roles.

MenT Associates

Founded in 2001, MenT Associates is an independent and committed HR service provider. We provide high-quality and proactive support in the recruitment and evaluation of talent.

MV Executive Search
We are an executive search company for C-Level positions and advisory boards, created in 2012, focused on providing excellence to both clients and candidates. With offices in Madrid (Spain) and CDMX (Mexico), we partner with our clients in their executive search in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
Oryx Executive Search

Since its foundation in 1988, Oryx has established itself as one of the UK’s leading executive search firms. With over 4,000 search assignments across various industries, Oryx specialises in recruiting top talents, emphasising discretion and integrity. In addition, Oryx offers comprehensive leadership assessment services.

Skagerak Consulting
Since our establishment in 2002, customer focus has been our most significant advantage, saturating our work methods. Our driving forces are performance, quality, and innovation, and our advisers get to do what they enjoy the most: Challenging clients to develop. When we anchor this in well-documented methodology and a high standard of business ethics, it yields results for the client.
Stardust Search
Stardust Search is an executive search firm located in the heart of Stockholm holding an expertise in finding key candidates (CxO and board members) with the right skills and ability that best suits our clients company culture and future business needs.
TH Bender
TH Bender is the leading American executive search company serving companies headquartered outside North America. Our mission is to recruit the first and second management level for American and Canadian subsidiaries.