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EY - Andreas von Specht

Andreas von Specht

Founding Partner
AvS — International Trusted Advisors

Andreas von Specht started his professional career in the fast-moving consumer goods sector. After joining the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder in 1994, he served as Managing Partner and later coordinated the firm’s worldwide Consumer & Retail Practice. He has expertise in advising larger European families and company owners across a variety of industries and countries.

In 2011, Andreas founded AvS — International Trusted Advisors in Hamburg and Paris. Today, the firm operates from offices in Germany, France, Switzerland and Colombia and cooperates with several strategic partners around the globe. The firm supports family business clients with the evaluation and selection of senior executives and non-executive directors, board reviews, family governance and strategies, and conflict management and mediation.

A native of Hamburg, Andreas serves on several boards and represents his family on the Advisory Board of Berenberg Bank, Germany’s oldest private bank.