Ariane Kuhnke

Director of Administration, Frankfurt Office

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Ariane Kuhnke

T: +49 69 257 811 007
F: +49 69 257 811 100


Ariane Kuhnke joined the Frankfurt office of King & Spalding as Director of Administration in January 2009. She is responsible for the management of all administrative operations in the Frankfurt office and has oversight for human resources, accounting and finance, facilities management, marketing and client care, office technology and basic operational support.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Ms. Kuhnke spent 14 years in the printing industry and served as Administration Manager for a Corporate Management Consulting firm. Most recently, she spent seven years serving as Office Manager in a German law firm and supervised a staff of approximately 175 persons. She was in charge of human resources, accounting, controlling, organisation and administration, facility management, including IT support. She was also involved in the merger with one of the largest tax consulting companies in 2002 and two years later handled the outsourcing, reorganisation and setting-up of all departments in the Frankfurt office.

  • 2008, Postgraduate studies in Business Management/Strategic Management

  • 2008, Postgraduate studies in Human Resources Management

  • 2007 - 2008, Certificate in Payroll

  • 1996 - 1998, Bachelor of Business Administration and Operations

  • 1996 - 1998, Diploma in Human Resources Management

  • 1996, Qualified trainer certificate

  • 1983, degree as a Certified Translator
German (native speaker)
English (business fluent)
French (fluent)
Spanish (basics)