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Cornelia Tänzler

Cornelia Tänzler


Product Description

Cornelia Tänzler


Cornelia has extensive experience in working with CEOs, Boards and HR teams of innovation-driven Swiss and multinational companies.

Professional Focus

  • Leads searches in various industries, in particular in the consumer, luxury, omni-channel retail, manufacturing and services sectors
  • Leads the Global Consumer & Retail Practice; Regional lead for French-speaking Switzerland
  • Functional expertise includes Board, CEO, CFO, Chief Digital Officer, Science & Technology, Branding & Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Legal Counsel and Corporate Affairs appointments
  • Provides CEO succession planning, executive assessments and leadership transition consulting for family-owned businesses
  • Lived and worked in Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy; fluent in French, English, German/Swiss German and Italian

Business Expertise

  • Founding Partner Boyden Geneva
  • Managing Partner of a specialised boutique executive search firm
  • Partner in one of the world’s largest global executive search and talent management firms, in Switzerland and Italy
  • Account leader for some of the world’s biggest companies, including Philip Morris, General Mills, and Nestlé
  • Recruiter in residence – World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • Marketing & Sales Director, hospitality industry

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Consumer & Retail, Global Practice Leader
  • Consumer Goods/CPG/FMCG, Global Leader
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • CEO & Board Services
  • Social Impact

Additional Sector Expertise

  • Board Effectiveness Review
  • Digital Transformation
  • Professional Services

Education & Certifications

  • Post-graduate studies in corporate governance at the University of St. Gallen (HSG)
  • MBA from Business School Lausanne (BSL)
  • Degree from Hotel Management School Lausanne (EHL)

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