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Henrik Zirkel | Consulting Professional
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Henrik Zirkel
Consulting Professional

Profession: Independent Business Consultant

Location Main Office: City // Greater London Area | Country // United Kingdom

Professional Expertise

Category management, Change agent, Communication strategy, Executive training, Kata, Lean leadership, Lean management, Lean methods, Lean mindset, Lean production, Lean thinking, Moderation training, New product development, Operational excellence, Problem solving, Project coordination, Project management, Purchasing, Shop floor management, Stakeholder management, Standardisation of processes, Supplier management, Toyota production system, Value stream design, Value stream mapping, X-Matrix

Experience in Industries, Products & Services

Aerospace, Aerospace industry, Automotive industry, Casting industry, Chemical industry, Consultancies, Electrodeposition, Galvanisation, Liquidation, Mechanical engineering industry, Petrochemical industry, Process industry, Public institutions, Toy industry, Toyota production system

CV Résumé

Henrik Zirkel studied Mechanical and Process Engineering at the University in Darmstadt (Germany) culminating in a Bachelor of Engineering and has completed his MBA at the Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool.

He has extensive experience in embedding Change in Organisations by applying Lean Methods such as the KAIZEN principles. Clients have been located in Europe, Switzerland, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.

Mr. Zirkel has a broad range of experience in international project definition, initialisation and coordination. He ensures transparency through maintaining an ideal communication process during projects. Mr. Zirkel works in close cooperation with Leaders and enables them to operate their business in a more agile manner and helps assess indicators in the blink of an eye. Across many sectors, by working with Henrik Zirkel executives gain back important time needed to lead and develop their organisations.

During Mr. Zirkel’s time working across a number of consultancies notably in the GSA region and the UK, he predominantly focused on the manufacturing sector such as the mechanical engineering industry, process industry and the car parts supplier industry. Some clients have been in the optical and sensor-industry, electroplating and coating industry, public institutions and sports industry.

Henrik Zirkel is a Trusted External Adviser and Lean-Enthusiast with the aim of integrating his services into the core of the organisation. Based in the Grater London Area he creates added value whilst supporting family run businesses as well as mid-sized organisations. Henrik aims to bring back focus to the core business drivers and has had great success in simplifying organisational processes and developing a sustainable mid to long term business model.

Accomplishments include being the President of the Alumni Council of the European College of Business and Management based in London and a holding a private pilot’s licence for the last 18 years.

Henrik Zirkel joined CBA in July 2020 as Consulting Professional and M&A Adviser.

Languages spoken

German (native), English (business fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (basic user), French (basic user)


MBA, B. Eng.

Major companies Henrik Zirkel worked with

  • Ernst & Young, fischer Group of Companies, WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG

Professional Achievements

MBA accomplished part time;
Founded own Business immediaid

Years in Advisory: 7

Personal Achievements

- Private Pilot Licence (PPL-A, towing licence) since 16 years
- Bouldering (climbing) Level 6c+ achieved in 2 years time
- Unanimously elected President of the European College of Business and Management Alumni Council

Office Locations
United Kingdom