We are consultants and coaches with many years of professional experience in various industries and international consulting companies.


It has taken us into the wide world in a variety of roles and functions. Leadership experience in different cultures, conceptual thinking, the ability to analyse quickly and also to listen to nuances allows us to respond rapidly and efficiently to the specific needs of your company.


We all have different characters - however we have a great deal in common:


Passion led us here.

It motivates us to bring people closer to their goals.

And we do this with great passion and conviction of our consulting approach. 



Susanne Lohrke

CONBEN Executive Principal
Coach & Supervisor DGSv certified

Your Contact for BUSINESS in EUROPE

Mrs Susanne Lohrke is a shareholder of CONBEN and belongs to the founding team of the company.

Through her international strategy consulting experience in multinational corporations as well as in industrial family businesses, she is equally proficient in a conceptual and pragmatic approach to complex topics.


After leading Asian and European teams in many industries, Mrs Lohrke has remained true to her passion for "advancing people and companies in alignment with their values".


She works solution-oriented and with a northern directness. Humour is an essential part of work for her. However, there are also situations where containment becomes even more important. Between these two levels, Mrs Lohrke moves in her coachings.


In addition to her university degree as Diplom-Kauffrau (Controlling & Marketing) at the Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf, she is a certified coach and supervisor (DGSv) with psychological background.

Expect an open and trustful conversation at eye level when working with her. 

Your Contact for BUSINESS in ASIA

Dr. Annette Metz, co-founder of CONBEN, has led the CONBEN Representative Office in Shanghai since 2004. Being based in China allows her to support leadership teams of international companies in the field of human resources and organizational development in Asia - above all in China, Southeast Asia and India. Both, her many years of experience in a European trading company (purchase, sales, marketing) as well as her experience in a Swiss management consultancy represent the basis for her consulting work. As a global citizen - with life, work, and travel phases in many countries of the world - Annette Metz lives her passion to support decision makers in international organizations in exploring and in developing their full leadership potential. She reaches this by creating trustful spaces in which head, heart and hand are equally involved.


After a Bachelor in European Business studies (FH Osnabrueck), a Master of Arts in European Marketing Management (Brunel University), Annette Metz earned a doctorate in international management (Leuphana University).

Dr. Annette Metz

CONBEN Founder




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