Cornelia Tänzler

Cornelia is a trusted partner to the Boards, CEOs and management teams of companies wishing to continually transform and build diverse leadership teams as they adapt to a rapidly changing world.

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A member of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners team, Cornelia focuses on executive search, assessments, leadership succession and advisory work for Boards and CEOs in listed, public and family-owned companies with a focus on consumer, luxury, retail and industrial clients.

Jointly based in Zurich and Geneva, leveraging German and Swiss origins along with multi-language skills, Cornelia helps companies navigate the international marketplace. She oversees our activities in Western Switzerland.

Cornelia joined Russell Reynolds Associates from another international executive search firm, where she led the global consumer and retail practice.

Before, she was a Partner in a boutique search firm and a leading international search & leadership advisory firm, where she worked in Geneva, Zurich and Milano. She started her career in marketing & sales in the luxury hospitality sector.

Cornelia is a graduate from EHL and holds an MBA from Business School Lausanne. She pursued her studies in corporate governance at IMD Business School in Lausanne and the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Cornelia speaks English, French, German and Italian.
Cornelia holds several certifications for leadership assessment from internationally recognized organizations.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking Board Director and Chair Search Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Consumer Products Customer Activation and Growth Executive Search Industrial Services Retail and Luxury

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