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Areas of expertise

  • Automotive industry and suppliers
  • Machinery/ engineering
  • Private equity investors
  • Process manufacturing


Paul Zahn is Managing Director at INVERTO in Cologne. He holds a Master in International Business and Emerging Markets from the University of Edinburgh Business School and a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering.


With his broad experience in strategic procurement, he mainly serves clients in the automotive, industrial goods, engineering and chemical sectors. He implements cost optimizations in direct and indirect procurement for our customers – his focus areas are digitalization, supplier relationship management, methods for potential identification and implementation, sustainable efficiency improvement of the procurement organisation, procurement controlling and spend analytics.



Paul Zahn lives in Cologne. Besides his great interest in history and politics, he likes to spend time with his friends, in the kitchen or fishing as a balance to the intensive project business.

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Dancing on a TIGHTROPE - How Companies Can Successfully Balanc...

Companies must balance the dimensions of risk management, value creation and sustainability. Management plays a crucial role in successful implementation.

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People@INVERTO: Two new Managing Directors for Cologne

Paul Mohr and Paul Zahn have been Managing Directors since the beginning of the year. They have even more in common than their shared first name - what exactly they have in common, the two explain in a joint interview.

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Sustainability, cost optimization, risk management - can there...

In view of the current crises, companies and their procurement departments have to face a wide variety of challenges - reconciling sometimes conflicting objectives is a balancing act that can only succeed if the management team is actively involved, as we explain in the cover story.

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