Christoph Gottschalk

Photo by Jelka von Langen


Senior Advisor


Christoph has extensive experience in consulting international executives, companies and non-profit organizations at the interface of politics, business, media, science and culture. Until 2019, he was partner and head of the Berlin office of Kekst CNC. Previously, he led the Hamburg office of Russell Reynold Associates with a focus on global, senior mandates in the areas of non-profit, public policy, government affairs and media. From 2003 to 2005 he was the German Adviser to the French Prime Minister and a member of his Cabinet at Matignon. He studied political science and European Public Policy (MSc) in Berlin, London and Aix-en-Provence. He is a graduate from Leibniz Kolleg‘s “studium generale” in Tübingen and is a certified systemic coach and organizational consultant.

Christoph sits on advisory boards of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and the Bucerius Law School and he is a member of the board of trustees of the Übersee-Club Hamburg. He is also a Senior Adviser of 365 Sherpas.

  • What gives you hope?
    The power and magic of gathering the right people, at the right time, at the right place, around the right themes.

  • How does change happen?
    It all starts with asking the right questions.

  • What inspires you?
    My four children and their human questions on life.

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