Our Team

Where passion begins!

MANAGEMENT

Lukas Kühne

Lukas Kühne holds a degree in History from the University of Bern and a Master of Advanced Studies in Human Resource Management from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. He has been working in headhunting since 2004 and acts as Managing Partner of the Meister Executive Search since January 2020. He has extensive experience in handling executive search mandates and has built up a broad and well-maintained network of decision-makers and key opinion leaders. Lukas Kühne speaks German and English fluently.

Lukas Kühne

MANAGING PARTNER & MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anna Katharina Laederach

Anna Katharina Laederach has more than 20 years of experience as Head of HR at renowned large companies as well as in the public sector. In 2005 she founded Leaders Solutions AG, which focused on executive search, coaching and assessment. After fifteen successful years, Meister Executive Search AG took over the Executive Search business line in 2022 as a succession solution. She contributes her many years of know-how and extensive network as a member of the Board of Directors and is available to her long-standing clients as a sparring partner. In addition to German, she speaks fluent English and French.

Anna Katharina Laederach

SENIOR CONSULTANT & MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Laura De Paolis

Laura De Paolis studied Business Administration and then completed an MSc in International Management. She has worked in recruitment for ten years, learning the trade from the ground up as a research analyst. In 2017, she took over the management of the research team and, shortly afterwards, the project management of mandates. Since 2019, she's been fully active as a Consultant, completed an MAS in HRM, and since 2022, operationally manages the Meister Networks division. She is fluent in German and English.

Laura De Paolis

PARTNER & MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Giorgio Albisetti

Giorgio Albisetti is an accomplished lawyer and notary public further holding an Executive MBA degree from the University of St. Gallen, and acts as Chairman of the Executive Board of Von Graffenried AG Liegenschaften since 2017. Giorgio Albisetti contributes with his experience as entrepreneur, his innovative spirit, extensive network and valuable strategic skills to various boards of directors and foundation boards. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Meister Executive Search since January 2020.

Giorgio Albisetti

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Stefan Schwendt

After graduating in mechanical engineering, Stefan Schwendt joined Unilever in 1994. He acquired vast experience in responsible international management positions along the entire supply chain over a period of more than 25 years and in his last position at Unilever, Stefan was responsible for 14 production sites as Technology Director. Having grown up in a family of small entrepreneurs, he knows both large and small companies very well. As a consultant and trained business coach, he has been successfully pursuing his passion for filling a wide range of management positions for our clients since 2019.

Stefan Schwendt

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Stéphane Lehideux

With a dual background in law and business, Stéphane started his career in strategy consulting, moved into software and then found his passion in executive search 25 years ago. A seasoned professional, Stéphane has successfully managed the French subsidiary of several international headhunting firms and has joined Meister Executive Search in 2024 as a Senior Consultant. He is perfectly bilingual in French and English.

Stéphane Lehideux

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Tara Graber

Tara Graber joined the company in 2019 as a research analyst during her Master's degree in Psychology, learning the recruitment field from the ground up. After completing her studies, she took over the management of the internal research centre. As a result, she gained management experience and immersed herself in handling complex recruitment mandates. Since 2022, she has been working as a Consultant for our clients with a wide range of expertise and tact. She speaks German, Korean and English.

Tara Graber

CONSULTANT

Davide Ringgenberg

Davide Ringgenberg graduated from the University of Bern with a degree in Economics and joined Meister Executive Search in 2018 as a Research Analyst, where he was very successful in identifying and approaching professionals and executives. In September 2020, he was promoted to Research Associate and since January 2022, he has been working as a Consultant for our clients at Meister Networks. He is a native speaker of German and Italian and fluent in English and French.

Davide Ringgenberg

CONSULTANT

OPERATIONS TEAM

Romina Bally

Romina Bally has obtained a Master of Science in Work and Organisational Psychology and has been in charge of the internal research team since July 2022. After completion of her studies in 2021, she joined the Meister team as a Research Analyst. During this time, she learned the processes and intricacies of recruitment with direct approach from scratch. The acquired skills and experience have enabled her to effectively support the research analysts and lead them in a goal-oriented manner. She speaks fluent German and English.

Romina Bally

CO-HEAD RESEARCH

Sabrina Canonica

Sabrina Canonica joined Meister Executive Search AG as a Research Associate in 2023. She was able to familiarise herself with various HR selection procedures during her psychology studies and has since gained in-depth practical experience in direct search and the diverse processes of personnel recruitment. This knowledge and her understanding nature have helped her to lead the internal research team in a co-management role since March 2024. She speaks fluent German, Spanish and English.

Sabrina Canonica

CO-HEAD RESEARCH

Lars Aeschbacher

Lars Aeschbacher joined the Meister Executive Search team in 2008 while studying history. Over the years, his area of responsibilities has extended from pure acquisition to a broad management support and administration function. His dedicated understanding of our mission and our quality standards, as well as his persistence, has already opened numerous doors for Meister Executive Search. Lars Aeschbacher speaks German and English fluently.

Lars Aeschbacher

MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Yanik Zurkinden

Shortly after completing his Master's degree in Work and Organisational Psychology at the University of Fribourg, Yanik Zurkinden joined Meister Executive Search as a Research Associate at the end of 2022. During his studies, he developed a particular expertise in the areas of professional integration and human resources management, which he has been using in his current position as Deputy Head of Research for strategic and management-related tasks since April 2023. He speaks fluent German and English.

Yanik Zurkinden

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Lukas Boss

Lukas Boss studied social sciences at the University of Berne and graduated in 2021. In the same year, he joined Meister Executive Search as a Research Analyst, where he excelled in direct search and market analysis. Lukas Boss is studying for a Master's degree in Society and Communication in Fribourg and puts this knowledge to great use at Meister Executive Search. Since March 2023, he has been working as a Research Associate and is active in client acquisition. Lukas Boss is fluent in German and English.

 

Lukas Boss

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Jonas Zust

Jonas Zust graduated from the University of Berne with a bachelor's degree in business administration and, after an internship in the HR department of a large company, joined Meister Executive Search AG in September 2021. As an HR generalist at Meister, the sports enthusiast from Lucerne has acquired in-depth knowledge in identifying and approaching specialists and managers. He speaks German and English and will start the Master's programme in European Global Studies at the University of Basel in September 2023.

Jonas Zust

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Cristina Brunner

After completing her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Cristina Brunner joined Meister Executive Search as a Research Analyst in June 2022 and has since gained valuable experience in direct search and market analysis. Since July 2023, she has been working as a Research Associate, providing support in the areas of marketing and business development. At the same time, she is completing her Master's degree in Marketing Management at the HSG. Cristina is fluent in German and English.

Cristina Brunner

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Lorenzo Albisetti

Lorenzo Albisetti graduated from business school in Bern and joined Meister Executive Search AG as a Research Associate in 2024. As a long-standing team leader in the cantonal administration, he has valuable practical experience in the recruitment and management of employees. He can now fully utilise his wealth of experience and strong communication skills in Direct Search. Lorenzo speaks fluent German and English.

Lorenzo Albisetti

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Research Team

We pride ourselves on our professional research team. Through regular research training and development, we ensure that we have the best market analysis tools at our disposal.

Jérôme Baeriswyl
Nataša Petruljevic
Cyrill Hess
Nadja Steinke
Samuel Widmer
Janis Rolli

Research Team

Working for Meister Executive Search AG

We are an attractive employer with varied tasks and a high diversity. Would you like to join us and take on new challenges? 

Send your Curriculum Vitae to bally@meister-executive.ch and we will gladly get back to you!