Local champion – global reach

We are an executive search company with Swiss roots and embody Swiss values such as trustworthiness, reliability and the highest quality standards. With our office in Zurich, we are close to our Swiss clients and at the same time part of an international, multi-cultural community. In the manufacturing industry practice for instance, 81% of our clients are international companies, many of them global players with head offices or European headquarters in Switzerland. In the life sciences sector, the proportion of international companies is as high as 86%.

81% international clients

Just as much as Swiss executive and supervisory boards rely on top international executives, our search process also a truly international approach. Among the 100 largest employers in Switzerland, which are annually analysed in the schillingreport, 45% of the executive board members are foreigners. As a result, many of our clients and candidates are also foreigners. In the Manufacturing Industry Practice for example, only 12% of our search processes are exclusively restricted to Switzerland. By default, we analyse the German-speaking region, but the search scope is increasingly expanded throughout Europe or worldwide.

78% International Research

International corporations rely on our expertise because we master the international research process in an excellent way. Our in-house research team identifies suitable candidates within international target companies in a structured approach. The culturally diverse team also speaks 6 languages fluently: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Albanian.

For executive search assignments that focus on a specific country or are located outside Switzerland, we work together with our partner companies of the IMD International Search Group. The group ranks among the top 10 leading executive search networks worldwide and comprises 40 locations in 25 countries on 4 continents. Our IMD Executive Search professionals – many of whom have held executive positions in the industry they now serve – work on more than 2,000 senior-level recruitment mandates annually for clients around the world. For each client assignment we set up the right team with the optimal competence for each individual task.

Reach out to us! We will be happy to put you in touch with the right specialist for your location, your industry and the function you are looking for.

Malte Müller, Managing Partner, Head Industry/Energy at schilling partners ag to IMD International Search Group
Matthias Mohr, IMD President