Strategy Günther Illert

Should you engage me?

You want to define Vision & Mission? Align with your team on values? Set measurable and realistic objectives? Create roadmaps, craft plans that work, and get things done? Then read on. I am a Strategy Coach who helps executives solve some of their most complex and burning issues.

Being renowned as a Strategy Coach requires experience and personality. 30+ 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.

My client teams are often dispersed across many locations and my experience with online formats is a super PLUS in Corona-times.

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, off- and online)

  • 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, Managing Director Abbott Diagnostics Division Region DACH
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 , ex Chief Commercial Officer, Myriad Genetics
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, Head Commercial Northern & Central Europe, Zentiva
Vielen Dank für sehr gute Moderation und Ihre wertvolle Mitwirkung – es macht richtig Spaß mit Ihnen zusammen arbeiten!
Dr. Viktor Korzun, Global Lead Scientific Affairs, KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
Nochmals vielen Dank für die wunderbare Veranstaltung — es hat mir sehr viel Spaß gemacht und ich bin ganz begeistert von Deinem vielfältigen und durchweg sehr sympathischen Netzwerk!
Dr. Frauke Wildvang, Engagement Partner, QVARTZ
Günther held an excellent strategic workshop with our Leadership Team. Our Vision and Mission Statements were elaborated together during this week and have been successfully implemented in our daily business for helping us achieving our strategic goals. Günther’s wealth of experience and most versatile and dynamic approach helped tremendously in keeping the right focus.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Dr. Andreas Weimann, Medizinischer Leiter, Labor Berlin – Charité Vivantes Services GmbH
Günther hat uns mit seinen Methoden kompetent und zielgerichtet bei der Strategieentwicklung unterstützt. Wir haben im Rahmen von Workshops mit dem Management und den Führungskräften eine Roadmap mit strategischen Initiativen entwickelt und konkrete nächste Schritte vereinbart. Günther hat diesen Prozess nachhaltig begleitet – es war eine hervorragende Zusammenarbeit.
Dr. Guido Schütte, Managing Director, Head of Central Western Europe DX, Siemens Healthcare GmbH