Matthias Oberholzer advises national and international clients in the recruitment of CEO, board and other top management positions. Based in Zurich, Matthias leads operations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa for Russell Reynolds Associates and, until recently, headed operations in Switzerland. He works primarily in the insurance banking and private equity industries. Recent work includes the successful recruitment of CEOs, CHROs, CMOs, COO, Heads of Strategy and Regional CEOs for private banks and global insurance companies. Matthias joined us more than 13 years ago following eight years at McKinsey & Co. as an Associate Principal serving insurance, banking and sports clients in Germany and Switzerland. During his time, he held leadership roles in the European and Swiss insurance practices and led knowledge management development in the areas of claims management, underwriting, bancassurance and others. Earlier in his career, Matthis founded and sold several companies as an independent entrepreneur. He has published a book on product innovation in the P&C insurance industry and authored a number of articles for leading industry publications.
Matthias received his BA in business administration and his MBA in insurance economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He also holds an MS in e-commerce from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in insurance economics from the University of Basel.
Matthias is a member of YPO.
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