Strategy Günther Illert

Should you engage me?

I am a Strategy Coach who helps executives solve some of their most complex and burning issues. Defining Vision & Mission, aligning on values, setting measurable and realistic objectives, creating roadmaps, crafting plans that work, and getting things done…

Being renowned as a Strategy Coach requires experience and personality. 25 years of professional experience in international companies and education from leading academic institutions have formed my unique skill set. As an independent advisor, I bring an outside perspective.

People that I have worked with appreciate my warm and empathetic leadership style that creates high levels of energy and encourages them to test unusual and sometimes adventurous ways.


  • Dipl.-Kfm.
  • Strategy Coach since 2011
  • Line management roles in industry and consulting
  • MBA (IMD Lausanne, Switzerland), Dipl.-KfM. (University of Passau, Germany)

Detailed CV



Günther Illert

Project examples

  • Strategy workshops (Various industries)
  • Innovation & growth strategy (Life Sciences)
  • Scenario planning & vision engineering (Pharmaceuticals)
  • R&D portfolio optimization (Biotechnology)
  • Market entry strategy (Medical Devices)
  • Product launch planning (Pharmaceuticals)
  • Marketing & sales organization (Speciality Chemicals)
  • European brand harmonization and cost reduction (FMCG)
  • Patient management (Pharmaceuticals)
  • Post merger integration (Life Sciences)

Selected clients that I worked with

What clients say

„Günther supported us during the launch of our operational activites in Germany. Thanks to his process facilitation, we have clarified our vision and strategy for the next years and are on a very successful way now.“
Mark Geißler, General Manager
„Ganz herzlichen Dank für die kompetente Moderation.“
Kirsten Wolfrath, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
„Günther did a great job in helping my Leadership Team and me to develop our Vision and Strategic Roadmap.“
Dr. Kay Brunner, Roche Diagnostics Deutschland GmbH
„Günther is of the rare breed of consultants, who really understand the industry and bring in a different highly valuable perspective. He combines a unique set of capabilities: exceptionally strong strategic view, very innovative and outstanding group facilitator.

I have worked several times with Günther and I have been always impressed by the very tangible results, yet…more.“

Jan Schluechter , Senior Commercial Executive - Entrepreneurial General Manager - Inspirational Leader
„I was very impressed with Günther’s facilitation approach during our Company Day — 140 participants, highly interactive, structured and at the same time flexible, well-run, very positive feedback from my people. It achieved a lot and made a difference for our business.“
Dr. Paul Geymayer, Region Head Asia Pacific, Sandoz
„The strategic initiatives we designed, budgeted and agreed during our workshop were signed-off by the board. Some were implemented right away, others have been integrated into the regular corporate planning process. Günther and Sebastian have the tools and methodologies to align diverging interests and facilitate sound decisions. With their experience they helped us focus on what´s really important and avoid pitfalls.“
Günther Strittmatter, Head of Research & Development KWS SAAT AG