Karen-Elise Rehlen


Eschersheimer Landstraße 14
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main

Ms. Rehlen brings many years of relevant professional experience to Eric Salmon & Partners. Before joining us, she was Senior Client Partner in the Global Life Sciences Practice of one of the leading international Executive Search Firms where she was responsible for the firm’s life sciences activities in the German market.

She primarily worked on national and international senior level search assignments for multi-national clients across a variety of functional areas including general management as well as sales and marketing oriented roles, but also specialty functions within the life sciences field, e.g. R&D, medical, regulatory,  reimbursement/market access, etc.

Prior to that she served as director/principal and managing director with another executive search firm, where she was responsible for the build up and expansion of the company’s life sciences activities in the German and Swiss markets.

Before moving into executive search, Ms. Rehlen worked as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney for several years. There, she was involved in and managed projects for clients in the areas of internationalization, sales & marketing strategy and mergers & acquisitions. Ms. Rehlen started her professional career working for a plant manufacturing company, mainly in human resources and controlling.
She earned a master’s of international business administration from Otto Beisheim School of Corporate Management in Vallendar, Germany, and Lancaster Business School in Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Sector expertise

Medical Devices & Technology, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare


German, English, some French and Italian