Alexander Zinser will begin as Executive Search Consultant and Partner at Roy C. Hitchman in Zurich on July 2022. The company focuses on the systematic direct search for managers and specialists on an exclusive mandate basis. Due to his background as a lawyer, Zinser has an extensive expertise in the areas of Legal, Risk and Compliance, and in the recruitment of high level professionals within these areas and functions in various industry sectors.
Internationally minded and highly experienced, Zinser has more than 20 years’ experience as the Chief Legal Officer and member of the Executive Management Team at multinational companies in the life sciences, FMCG, commodities and IT industries.
He began his career working in different law firms. He is passionate about supporting companies and law firms to make more differentiated decisions in complex situations about top talents and has served as managing counsel at Reynolds American or as Chief Legal Officer at WiSeKey. Alexander Zinser has worked in Germany, Hong Kong and Luxembourg, and lately for more than 15 years in Switzerland. He has an extensive national and international network, including as the longtime President of the IMD Alumni Club Zurich and the founder of the General Counsel Forum Switzerland.
Zinser studied law at the Universities of Passau, Birmingham, Strasbourg, Vienna and Munich, obtained a doctorate degree with a dissertation on takeover bids. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and has passed the bar examinations in both Germany and Switzerland.