Profile BDU e.V. (Germany)

German Association of Management Consulting Firms
BDU e.V.

Joseph-Schumpeter Allee 29

D-53227 Bonn


Tel. No: 0049-228-91610

Fax No: 0049-228-916126




Year Established: 1954

Full time staff (FTEs): 12

Countries served: Germany


Contact Name:

Jörg Murmann (Member of the Executive Board)



Number of members:
500 companies (no individuals!) among these are 90 retained Executive Search / Search & Selection Companies.


BDU-Membership includes:

  • Retained Executive Search/Search & Selection Firms
  • Other Recruitment Related Firms (HR-Consulting Firms, Outplacement-Consulting Firms
  • Other Management Consultancy Firms


BDU-Membership does not include

  • Contingency Executive Search/Search & Selection Firms
  • Employment agencies/Placement Services
  • Temporary employment agencies


Membership criteria:

  • five years job experience as a manager,
  • three years self employment with a management consulting company,
  • three recommendations from clients,
  • subscription to the BDU-Code of Professional Conduct and
  • € 125.000 annual turnover per consultant employed.


Membership benefits:

  • Business and networking opportunities
  • Identification with the highest Professional Standards
  • Regular conferences and meetings
  • Newsletters / Magazines / Market Reports / Benchmarks
  • Special discounts on products and services
  • Training
  • Legal advice
  • Political lobbying


Membersip Costs:
Ranging from € 1.350 for a member companies with an annual turnover less than € 250.000 up to € 8.800 for member companies with an annual turnover of more than € 25.000.000