Michael Bachmann focuses on financial services clients – both in banking and insurance – at Witena Leadership Advisory. With further expertise in the services and public sector he conducts executive search assignments at board and top management level and assists clients in corporate governance and leadership consulting needs.

He entered the search profession as a partner and expert in financial services in a top international search boutique. Before that, he held senior line management roles in a wide variety of financial services businesses: banking and insurance, retail and wholesale. At Credit Suisse Group and AXA Winterthur, Michael played a leading role in strategic projects in sales, marketing, claims and corporate development. Ultimately, he led both direct sales and the wholesale organisation for AXA Winterthur’s Swiss operations.

He earned a degree in law from the University of Berne and completed both the International Executive MBA and certified Master of Corporate Board degrees at ZfU International Business School, with study in Zurich and Boston. Michael has also completed senior executive education courses at St. Gallen, Henley Management School and IMD and attended a number of coaching programmes.

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