Leadership People

The evaluation and development of top leaders

Leadership People Culture by Lynius is

  • individual and customized evaluation of top talents
  • development and coaching of top executives and top teams.
  • counseling CHRO’s.

Lynius assessments of Board Members and Top-Talents are consistently tailored to your company. Our advice is based on experience, includes psychologically sound and globally tested methodologies with a clear commitment to sustainable corporate governance (ESG). We provide insightful, individualized feedback with concise and actionable suggestions for further development. Unlike many personnel consultancies, we are completely independent of Executive Search.

"Together instead of alone: management at the top is also teamwork."

Every team has its own dynamics. This is especially true for Executive Boards and decision-making teams at the top level. Often, these teams consist of strong individual personalities. If they know themselves and pull together, they can increase their effectiveness and achieve more as a team.


A positive, appreciative and cooperative working culture at the highest level also has a knock-on effect on the entire organization. In this way, the company benefits in several ways.

How many coaches with their own experience from the top and psychological training are you aware of?

We offer individual coaching and psychological counseling for top executives and provide a confidential setting for individual understanding of professional and personal issues.

CHRO Advisory

Many companies are under pressure to adapt to shifts in markets and customer needs or megatrends such as digitization or demographics.


The Human Resource function plays a key role here. It is an essential part of the company’s strategy with a significant contribution to the company’s value creation.


We develop tailor-made solutions with you and are at your disposal – not only as consultants, but also as implementers and experienced business partners.

Andreas Tostmann

Senior CEO

„Erfolg ist Erfahrungssache.“

Andreas Tostmann kennt als erfahrener Vorstand und Aufsichtsrat globale Unternehmen von Innen, von Außen und von der Spitze.

Andreas Tostmann

Top performance through top management

Andreas Tostmann studied mechanical engineering and economics at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Since the early 1990s, he has held management positions in various fields of expertise in Europe, Africa, North and South America.


He began his career began as a product, project and plant manager at Volkswagen, where he was involved in transformation of the business in Germany, Mexico and South Africa . In 2004, he took over as Managing Director of Volkswagen in South Africa. From 2007, he led the business of Volkswagen Slovakia as CEO and CTO. In 2012, he became Board Member for Production and Logistics at SEAT in Barcelona.  In 2018, he was appointed to the Board of Management of Volkswagen PK W for the Production and Logistics area. As of 2020, he headed MAN Truck & Bus as CEO.


Andreas Tostmann is a member of various Supervisory Boards as well as an Honorary Doctor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa and an Honorary Professor of the Vienna University of Technology.

He is a founder and advisor to CEOs, board teams, owners and investors.

Andreas Tostmann is an experienced manager, CEO and Supervisory Board member of global companies. His passion: Developing effectiveness and achieving goals.

Wilfried von Rath

Top Performance through Top Leadership

Wilfried von Rath studied psychology at the Ruhr University in Bochum.  He later completed the Executive MBA program at Ashridge Management College in Berkhamsted-UK.


He began his professional career at Lufthansa Consulting as a consultant for human resources and organization.  He then joined the management team at Volkswagen Coaching GmbH, where he was responsible for management development at Volkswagen AG. He then became Vice President Group HR, responsible for the top management of the Volkswagen Group.


After holding positions as a member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Slovakia and MAN Energy Solutions SE, he became 2020 Member of the Board of Management Human Resources of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, the largest brand within the Volkswagen Group.

Wilfried von Rath is Honorary Professor and Lecturer for Human Resources at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. He has various trainings in coaching and psychological diagnostics.

Wilfried von Rath is an experienced Board Member, Consultant, manager and psychologist with a passion.

Wilfried von Rath

Top Performance durch Top Leadership

Wilfried von Rath studierte Psychologie an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Später absolvierte er das Executive MBA-Programm des Ashridge Management College Berkhamsted/UK.


Sein beruflicher Weg begann bei der Lufthansa Consulting als Berater für Human Resources und Organisation.  Danach war er in der Volkswagen Coaching GmbH in der Geschäftsführung verantwortlich für das Management Development der Volkswagen AG. Im Anschluß war er als Vice President Group HR für das Top-Management des Volkswagen Konzerns verantwortlich. 

Nach Stationen als Mitglied des Vorstands von Volkswagen Slovakia und MAN Energy Solutions SE wurde er 2020 Mitglied des Vorstands Personal von Volkswagen PKW, der größten Marke des Volkswagen Konzerns.


Er ist Berater und Coach von CEO‘s, CHRO‘s, Vorstandsteams, Eigentümern und Investoren.


Wilfried von Rath ist Ehren-Professor und Lehrbeauftragter für Human Resources der Fachhochschule Aachen. Er absolvierte verschiedene Ausbildungen als Coach in psychologischer Diagnostik in Deutschland und in den USA.

Wilfried von Rath ist erfahrener Vorstand, Berater, Manager und Psychologe aus Leidenschaft.

Andreas Tostmann

Top-Performance durch Top-Management

Der studierte Maschinenbauer und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler ist seit Anfang der 1990er Jahre in Führungspositionen in unterschiedlichen Bereichen in Europa, Afrika sowie Nordamerika tätig.


Seine Karriere begann er als Produkt-, Projekt- und Werksmanager bei Volkswagen, wo er an entscheidenden Transformationen in Deutschland, Mexiko und Südafrika beteiligt war. 2004 übernahm er als Managing Director die Leitung von Volkswagen in Südafrika. Ab 2007 leitete er als CEO und CTO die Geschäfte von Volkswagen Slovakia. 2012 wurde er Vorstand für Produktion und Logistik bei SEAT in Barcelona. 2018 folgte seine Berufung in den Vorstand von Volkswagen PKW für das Resort Produktion und Logistik. Ab 2020 leitete er als CEO die MAN Truck & Bus.


Er ist Gründer und Berater von CEOs, Vorstandsteams, Eigentümer und Investoren.


Andreas Tostmann ist Ehren-Doktor der Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa und Ehren-Professor der Technischen Universität Wien.

Andreas Tostmann ist erfahrener Manager, CEO und Aufsichtsrat globaler Unternehmen.
Seine Passion: Wirksamkeit entfalten und Ziele erreichen.