Dr. Matthias Leonardy
Executive Interim Manager
Rechtsanwalt (German Attorney at Law)

About is a specialist in Interim Management for inhouse Legal positions. Whenever a vacancy needs to be filled temporarily. for securing continuity in leadership of the the Legal Department, offers scalable solutions, tailored to the needs of the individual company. Based on extensive management knowhow and legal expertise, also offers hands-on support for setting up or modernizing /  restructuring Legal Departments in times of growth and change and whenever an organizational overhaul is required.




Background: Dr. Leonardy is a C-level business lawyer and leader with 20+ years of professional experience in Germany and abroad. Working as Rechtsanwalt (German Attorney at Law) in private practice, General Counsel and General Manager of industry associations, he set up and managed, inter alia, the Legal Dept. of multimedia network operator Primacom (IPO); headed the Legal Dept. of eBay Germany as General Counsel and Business Ethics Officer; successfully restructured and led German anti-piracy organization GVU and was previously COO and CLO of German cinema association HDF KINO. He is a family father, fireman, multilingual (German / English / French). After his studies and doctorate in law at the U of Bonn, Germany (as a scholar of the German Scholarship Foundation), he concluded his post-grad legal education in Saarbrücken, Montréal (Canada) and Speyer (U of Administrative Sciences); was  admitted to the bar of Saarbrücken / Germany in 1995; conducted repeated research and work in Canada; worked as legal teacher; and later as a lawyer for the German federal government, private companies in multiple jursidictions and industry associations.

Focus: His previous professional experience as a lawyer and leader has focussed on international businesses in roll-out and transition, such as telecoms, online and entertainment businesses, in companies of different sizes, development phases and corporate cultures – ranging from start-ups and SMEs in Germany to established U.S. bluechip companies – with an emphasis on restructuring and change-management processes in legal and compliance management.

Mission: Make Legal a business pilot. 

Credo: "success = performance x personal integrity."

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Head of Legal (Automotive Products)

Robert Bosch GmbH


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General Counsel

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Chief Operations Officer

IGEL Technology

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General Manager DACH


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Chief Information Security Officer

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