Christian Gerlach


5th floor, 17 Moorgate
London, EC2R 6AR

Christian joined Eric Salmon & Partners to focus on executive search and leadership advisory, particularly across the industrial and private equity sectors. While based in London, Christian has a strong international network and works with clients throughout Europe.

Previously, Christian was a Partner and led the European industrial practice at Skill Capital. Operating at Board Level, his clients included private-equity owned portfolio companies across the broad engineering, aerospace & defence, auto, paper & packaging, building materials and chemicals sectors in the UK, Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia. Prior to executive search Christian worked as a Managing Director, Investment Banking, at JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers and Nomura International in London, Frankfurt and New York, and spent 3 years advising clients as an independent consultant. Before his MBA Christian led business development and was divisional general manager at the Harpur Group, a privately-owned data processing/fleet management company. He started his career as a management consultant for Bain & Co.

Christian has an economics degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD Business School. In his spare time he coaches rugby and plays club tennis.

Sector expertise

Industry, Private Equity


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