Benefit from strategies with best practice approaches, coupled with strong implementation.

We are an owner-managed consultancy with a top-class global network of experts that we deploy in line with the complexity of your project. These experts also boast many years of experience as managing directors in the pharmaceutical industry/consulting or are experts in areas including digital marketing, Rx marketing and key account management.

Lutz Engelhardt

Founder and Managing Partner of CHC Excellence.

His consulting focus is on brands, marketing, sales and business development for OTC, OTX, Rx and medical products.

Prior to his consulting activities, Lutz Engelhardt worked for more than 20 years in leading management positions in the pharmaceutical industry. This included multiple responsibilities in Rx marketing (Schering/Bayer) and OTC marketing/sales/business development (Altana/Nycomed). In addition to his work as a management consultant, Lutz Engelhardt was Managing Partner of the advertising agency switch life brands for eight years.

Lutz Engelhardt holds a degree in business administration from the European Business School.

Gudola Schirmer

Managing Partner of CHC Excellence.

Her focus is on building sustainably profitable business areas, developing high-performance organisations and teams as well as change management and M&A.

In addition to her consulting experience, Gudola Schirmer has in-depth global management experience in the healthcare, beauty and private equity industries. She was CEO of the German OTC business of Johnson & Johnson/Merck, Managing Director of COTY UK and ALP Nutrition and Interim General Manager of Kneipp. At Johnson & Johnson/Merck, she managed various OTC categories throughout Europe; at Benckiser, she headed global M&A; and at Procter & Gamble, she led the German finance division Health & Beauty.

Gudola Schirmer has a degree in business administration from the European Business School and is a certified trainer, including in NLP. She led various seminars at Management Circle AG.