Boyden Executive Search

Boyden has opened a new office in Geneva, further strengthening our market leadership in Switzerland. Cornelia Tänzler, one of the most highly regarded senior executive and board level leadership experts among consumer, luxury, fashion and retail companies, will lead the new team as Managing Partner.
By Boyden

GENEVA, May 4, 2015 Boyden, a global leader in executive search with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries, announced that the firm has opened an office in Geneva, strengthening its market leadership in Switzerland.

Cornelia Tänzler, previously Managing Partner at Heads! International and one of the most highly regarded senior executive and board level leadership experts among well-known consumer/retail/luxury/fashion companies, will lead the new team. As Managing Partner of Boyden's Geneva office, Cornelia will lead the firm’s team of experienced search professionals while continuing to grow Boyden’s market presence in Switzerland as well as globally.

“Cornelia enjoys a superior reputation in the global consumer, luxury, fashion and retails spaces", said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. "Given her outstanding record of performance and client relationship abilities, we are very pleased she has joined Boyden to lead our Geneva office and expand our growing consumer/luxury practice.”

“Cornelia is the perfect professional to open Boyden’s Geneva office and increase our focus on senior leadership in European consumer, luxury, fashion and retail companies”, said Armin Meier, Leader of Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice and Managing Partner, Switzerland. “Cornelia brings Boyden an extensive network across the international consumer goods, luxury and retail sectors. Furthermore, she’s well connected with the business community in French-speaking Switzerland.”

Cornelia, throughout her more than 20-year career, has excelled at board and senior executive recruitment and talent assessment. She is a trusted advisor for leadership transitions with family-owned companies as well as for key recruitments with publicly listed organisations and large Swiss companies.

Previously, Cornelia Tänzler served as a Partner at Korn Ferry in Geneva and Zurich, where she led global and EMEA accounts of major international consumer and luxury goods brands. She holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Hotel Management School Lausanne and an MBA from Business School Lausanne. Cornelia is fluent in English, French, Italian, German and Swiss German.

“Boyden is a strong brand in Switzerland and the firm offers a solid global footprint in all critical markets”, explained Cornelia. “Boyden’s partners have exceptional experience and I look forward to close collaboration across the organisation. Joining Boyden will provide a strong advantage for our clients in Switzerland and their operations across Europe, the Americas and Asia/Pacific.”

Boyden’s office in Zurich is located at Gotthardstrasse 55 - 8002 Zurich. The new office in Geneva will be located at Cours de Rive 6, 1204 Geneva.
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