Hans Wälchli brings substantial expertise in the industrial and medical devices sectors to Witena Leadership Advisory, where he conducts board and top management search assignments, most with European or global scope.

Hans has more than 20 years of executive search experience. He co-founded an international search boutique in 2004 and rapidly grew its Swiss operation. He was previously managing director of Korn/Ferry’s Swiss offices, and prior to that a partner at Ray & Berndtson Switzerland.

Hans has direct knowledge of his chosen sectors, having worked in the machine industry and as head of planning and security at Bank Julius Baer, where he was in charge of all projects concerning construction, technical infrastructure and security.

After completing his apprenticeship as a toolmaker, Hans studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, earning the Dipl. Ing. in mechanical engineering and business administration.

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