Welcome to Compass & Spine

We are a specialized advisory company working for our clients globally on all challenges of strategic and organizational direction, corporate sustainability as well as value based, transformational leadership.

We strive to be the preferred advisor for a selected number of prestigious clients to whom we can devote our full attention, providing extensive professional experience, intimate sector knowledge and clear insights.

We work side by side with our clients, building lasting capabilities into our client’s teams, helping their organizations mobilize for change and sustainable growth.


Alexander Hedderich

Alexander Hedderich has been managing partner of Compass & Spine since 2015. He has 30 years of extensive experience in the rail and logistics industry.

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Kathrin Junge-Hülsing

Kathrin Junge-Hülsing (Wieland) has been managing partner of Compass & Spine since 2015. She has 30 years of management and leadership experience in non-governmental organizations, digital start-ups, consumer goods industry and consultancy.

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We support companies and organizations in embedding sustainability in their core business and governance processes:

  • Sustainability Strategy: materiality analysis, human rights due diligence, stakeholder dialogues, comprehensive sustainability and ESG strategies.
  • Supply chain act (Lieferkettengesetz): risk management system, human rights risk assessment, statement of principle, action plan and impact monitoring, complaints procedure and documentation.
  • Sustainability Reporting: working groups and processes, action plans, indicators and impact measurement for sustainability and ESG reporting in accordance with the UN Global Compact (UN GC), the German Sustainability Code (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitskodex DNK) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

We advise investors and companies in the global railways and logistics sectors:

Our impact
  • Focusing on our client’s most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, organization, people, governance, digital, M&A.
  • Bringing deep functional expertise but are known for our holistic perspective.
  • Assuming non-executive board roles.

Clients & Projects
Our portfolio



of an institution has many parents. You need smart concepts and consistent execution. Markets and competition are important. Fortune does no harm, too. But we think that the motivation of the team is the most crucial factor.


of staff is often regarded as being subject to incentives. But from our experience, the culture of an institution is much more important for the commitment of people.


is without any doubt dependent on origins and traditions of an organization. Also pride in the products or services plays a role. But we are convinced that leadership determines culture most – herein indeed lies one of the most important tasks of leadership.


of an institution is rightly defined by vision and strategy. But we believe that the values a leader stands for are much more important for effectiveness and long-term impact.

The right Values

create the basis for sustainable success in times of complex challenges and transition. We are convinced that integrity and transparency, consistency and reliability, appreciation and trust as well as courage are the elements of good leadership in the 21st century.


Compass & Spine GmbH

Französische Straße 12
D-10117 Berlin

Kathrin Junge-Hülsing
+49 30 263 66567

Dr. Alexander Hedderich
+49 30 263 66567