Peter U. Zehnder


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Peter U. Zehnder Egon Zehnder, Zurich


Peter Zehnder, based in Zurich, focuses on the consumer sector as well as industry and life science. He leads executive search for a range of senior roles including CEOs, general managers, marketing officers, and HR executives.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Peter was the Global Head of Brand Development for Zurich Insurance Group, leading digital marketing, sponsorship & events, and corporate design. Previously, Peter was Group Head of Recruitment for Zurich Insurance Group with global responsibility for internal and external recruitment as well as employer branding. Earlier, he founded A-Live Music Company AG, an entertainment company which specialized in high-end personalized entertainment products in the live-, audio- and multimedia area, serving as CEO for 6 years. Prior to that, Peter was with Procter & Gamble, first as Assistant Brand Manager Pampers, then as Brand Manager Pringles Europe.

Peter serves on the International Advisory Board of SDA Bocconi and is President of the Zurich Chapter of the Alumni of University of St. Gallen and the Alumni Flagship Event of University of St. Gallen.

Peter earned an MA in Economics and Business Administration from University of St. Gallen (lic. Oec. HSG) and a full time MBA from Harvard Business School.

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consultant name

Peter U. Zehnder Egon Zehnder, Zurich