Philippe Hertig Egon Zehnder, Zurich
Philippe Hertig, based in Zurich, has a long and successful international track record advising C-level and board-level executives on their most important leadership challenges, including executive search, board effectiveness, management appraisals, and talent management. For many years, Philippe has been active in Egon Zehnder's global Industrial Practice, focusing on chairman, board director, CEO, and C-level searches for mid-sized companies as well as major international corporations. He is also active in Egon Zehnder’s Board Consulting and CEO Practices.More
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Philippe served on the Executive Committee of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., the world's leader in single-engine turboprop aircrafts, where he was P&L leader and global Head of the Government Division covering the development, manufacturing, sales and maintenance of aircrafts for government institutions (e.g. air force, army, police, ministries). Philippe started his professional career at Pilatus as a Marketing Assistant. After two years he was promoted to Regional Sales Manager. Philippe left the Group for three years to complete his PhD studies in business administration before re-joining the company and its Executive Committee. Philippe is a sought-after leadership expert who regularly participates as a speaker in panel discussions and is frequently interviewed in the Swiss media. He has authored several articles on leadership topics.
Philippe serves on the Board of Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft, Switzerland's largest management association, and on the Board of the Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce, where he leads the Nomination Committee. He is an officer of the Swiss Air Force and still actively flies on the F-5F jet fighter. Philippe is also a member of the famous Swiss Air Force PC-7 aerobatic team.
Philippe earned a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Freiburg/Switzerland and a PhD in Business Administration from University of Bern/Switzerland.