Binder joins DHR International as Managing Partner

Jan 15, 2019

ZURICH – Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to open its first office in Switzerland. DHR has been looking to establish a local presence in the Swiss market for the last couple of years as Switzerland is a geographic hub for many of our global clients and will allow us to better service our core global practice areas in Life Sciences, Consumer and Industrial. Zurich will be the firm’s 10th European office.

We are happy to announce that Stefan Binder, a proven senior consultant, has joined the firm as Managing Partner in the Zurich office as a member of the Global Life Science Practice with a primary focus on the life science and healthcare sectors. In addition, Binder will work as an advisor for selected industrial enterprises and as a member of the Industrial Practice.

Binder holds nearly 20 years of experience in executive search with an outstanding and deeply specialized network and solid understanding within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, OTC, Diagnostics and Healthcare sectors.

Prior to joining DHR International, Binder worked in executive search at Odgers Berndtson, Amrop and a search boutique in Switzerland locally and internationally as a Partner. Binder’s professional career began in marketing and business development roles with the diagnostic division of F. Hofmann-La Roche.

He holds a double master’s degree in Biotechnology and Business Administration.

 “We are excited to welcome Stefan, with his strong market knowledge and ability to be a trusted advisor to our national and international clients” said Europe Managing Partner Frank Smeekes.

“The further expansion of DHR International in Europe and to play an active role in the global Life Sciences and Industry Practices is a unique opportunity for me to be able to bring my previous experience to this fully integrated and global executive search firm and develop my career to the next level. I can advise clients in Switzerland even more effectively, comprehensively and professionally to attract the best executives together with the clients” said Binder.

For 30 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe.  DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit