Peter Firnhaber

Peter Firnhaber

London, United Kingdom


  • EMEA

Peter Firnhaber is an executive coach based in London. Peter previously worked with DDI and was part of the management team of INSEAD, the global business school in France. Prior to that he was General Manager for international sales of specialty paper-maker Cham-Tenero in Switzerland and Manager of International Sales for paper machine manufacturer Sulzer Escher Wyss in the US and Germany.

He has worked with many organizations across a variety of sectors helping them recruit, assess, select and develop the right people. He has designed recruitment processes and implemented psychometric testing solutions. He supported individuals through structured feedback and long-term development coaching. He designed and implemented, over 10 years, many management development activities, in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, South Africa and the US. At CEDEP, France, he taught the class ‘Assessing Talent – Strategy Execution through People.’

Peter compliments his expertise by tapping into a pool of associates with executive coaching, HR, recruitment, and occupational psychology backgrounds in Europe, the US, and Asia.

Previous engagements include executive coaching at Bayer Pharma (SGP), Motorola (SGP), Quintiles (SGP), BP (SGP), Gazprom (SGP), Pernod Ricard (Taiwan), Dell (SGP), International Power (Thailand), Danfoss (China), ENEC (UAE); assessing senior management talent at Sanofi-Aventis (Greece), SAP (Germany and Switzerland), Mitsubishi-Fuso (Japan), Wander AG (Switzerland), Peugeot (France), Credit Suisse (SGP); consulting on talent management solutions and implementation (Daimler, Air Liquide, BMW, SAP, CIMB, Sandoz, Syngenta, TUI, Starwood, VW), etc.

He fluently speaks English, German, and French.


  • Certified Coach, INSEAD
  • DDI
  • VOICES 360


  • Master of Business Administration, INSEAD, France
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration Berufsakademie Ravensburg, Germany

Practice Areas

  • Change Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development


  • Member of APAC (Asian Pacific Association of Coaches)