Johannes Koch (known as “JK”) is a Vice President at AlphaSights in London. JK studied Economics at the University of Bonn and started his career at a boutique executive search firm before joining AlphaSights in 2009. He is now a member of the global management team, playing a leading role in business development and team growth in Europe.

Over the last few years, AlphaSights has truly become a business with a global footprint. Until recently, major regional hubs in New York, London, Dubai and Hong Kong have enabled us to build diverse teams ready to serve clients around the clock across geographies and time zones.

Germany, Europe's largest and industrially most significant economy, clearly warrants a local presence. As a result, I am pleased to announce the opening of our second European office in Hamburg.

In 2015, we opened in San Francisco and Seoul, thereby extending our presence in North America and Asia. Following the sustained growth of our European operations, the time is right to expand here, too. Germany, Europe's largest and industrially most significant economy, clearly warrants a local presence. As a result, I am pleased to announce the opening of our second European office in Hamburg. Congratulations to second-year Associate, Christoph Witte, who has been selected to take the AlphaSights success story to Germany. An incredible achievement and an exciting opportunity for him.

To hit the ground running, we’re looking for high-calibre and commercially driven individuals to join the team. This is a unique opportunity to make your mark on a new business area and write your chapter in the AlphaSights growth story. The Hamburg office will be up and running towards the end of 2016, whilst our main European operations will continue to be anchored in London. With this in mind, new joiners to the Hamburg office will train in London before moving to Germany. If you are a native-level German speaker, excited by commercial impact and early responsibility, we’d like to hear from you. Find out more here.