Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Food Industry

kempers.partner also helps their clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry with recruiting candidates. Michael Kempers, Dr. Ralf Kliem, Simone Flachmann and Thomas Lütke-Entrup are the consultants working this branch.

Michael Kempers  founded the consultants kempers.partner after 15 years’ experience in management and sales, which was oriented on the direct search for specialists and managerial staff. After studying business economics at the University of Cologne he was active as sales and marketing manager, as well as managing director, in various companies. These positions included Managing Director of the Association of German Laboratory Instrument Manufacturers, as well as Sales and Marketing Manager with Fisher Scientific, the worldwide market leader for laboratory supplies. In his last position he was responsible for international sales activities with cc-hubwoo, a start-up company for electronic acquisition processes founded by leading manufacturers in the chemistry and IT industries. Backed up by his knowledge of the chemistry, pharmaceutical, IT and electronics branches, he supports our customers in recruiting the best candidates for vacant positions. Michael Kempers is a trained business coach.


Dr. Ralf Kliem studied biology at Kaiserslautern University and obtained his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Breeding Research in Cologne. He was then active for six years with an international company in the life science branch, finally as Sales Manager Germany / Austria. This was followed by five years in consultancy, as Project Manager and Associate Partner, with S.U.P Company and Personnel Consultants in Frankfurt, where he was involved in executive search for specialists and managerial staff for medium-sized and large companies in the pharmaceuticals, medical, IT and biotechnology fields.
In 2006 he joined kempers.partner as a partner. Since then the focus of his activities has been looking after and advising customers on the direct search for specialists and managerial staff in the medical technology, biotechnology and life sciences fields.
Dr. Kliem is a trained systemic coach and has more then 16 years’ experience in consultancy and sales.

Simone Flachmann, born in 1967, studied geography  in Cologne and worked as an environmental auditor and scientific officer in the area of environmental consulting. After that she provided her expertise as a jobcoach and trainer to unemployed people. For the last 14 years she was responsible as a branch manager and consultant for an international staffing agency, recruiting and placing scientists. Currently she works as a trainer and coach for an academy focused on Life Science Management and since 2015 she supports kempers.partner as a consultant in sales and personnel recruiting and selection.

Thomas Lütke Entrup, born in 1967, studied law at the Universities of Trier and Mainz and, after taking his articles in Cologne, worked for several years as project assistant and project manager for well-known institutions in international cooperation. Based on his many years experience in international project management, he provides our team with competent support in the implementation of projects for qualified personnel selection. Mr. Lütke Entrup uses his international background in recruiting personnel throughout Europe and Asia. He is fluent in English and French. His premier field  is recruiting candidates for the chemical industry.

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