Michael Kobl

"I have developed a very trusting, successful, and productive cooperation with A47 Consulting over many years. In my position as leader of Young Potentials Develoment, we have the constant challenge to identify the best candidates from over 18,000 applications for varied functions (from private wealth management to investment banking) and for entry levels (from interns to young professionals) to recognize, establish and to qualify. Therefore, an elaborate personnel assessment tool has a dominant importance, in which it not only assists in identifying the best 800 talents, but is also represents an important instrument of the employer branding. The selection process is an important distinction of HypoVereinsbank in the labour market.

We have depended upon the excellent expertise of A47 Consulting to assist in the continuous improvement of our diagnostic processes and tools for all target groups for years. A47 Consulting has always proven capable of managing the balancing act between diagnostic knowledge and socially-proven validity and, thus establishing a good employer branding.

In my role as leader of talent management, we jointly develop important impulses and designs for change measures and implement these in collaboration with relevant departments.

I have also profited from the consulting competencies of A47 Consulting in my responsibility for talent and assessment processes at the global UniCredit headquarters. Thus, in cooperation with an international team and A47 Consulting, we could establish a development center for top management talents, set relevant standards, and through this implement a best practice procedure for the entire group.

A central element for the high efficiency of cooperation in consultation is a correct project briefing, a high degree of customization and the competent set-up of infrastructure necessary for optimized cooperation. In this area, I can highly recommend A47 Consulting as a consultancy for all diagnostic processes and tools, based upon multi-year success with them."

Michael Kobl
First Vice President

Head of Leadership Assessment, UniCredit Holding, Milan