Profile Rolf Hert - „From the Practice for the Practice”

As owner of Rolf Hert HR Search&Consulting I can look back on more than 30 years of practical experience in Human Resources. The core competencies cover all major HR processes and services, such as recruiting, onboarding, talent management/training, succession planning, performance management/compensation, process and project management, outplacement as well as placement of candidates, coaching and mediation/trouble shooting. International management responsibility and active participation in external expert committees belong to my broad range of professional experience too.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BA), University of Applied Sciences (HWV), Olten
  • Postgraduate „Schweizerisches Nachdiplomstudium Personalwesen“, SNP
  • Wall Street Certificate, CS International Bankers School (IBS), New York
  • Various certificates and diplomas in methodology/didactics, project Management (e.g. Green Belt), organizational development


- 1978

Various activities/challenges in the travel and energy industry

1982 - 1986

Teaching and Principal duties

  • Teacher at a private business and management school in Basle
  • Principal of a private management school in Basle

1986 - 1997

SKA/Credit Suisse, Zurich

  • Design and conduction of seminars in the areas of sales/rhetoric, IT and credit for member of senior management, trainer in expert and train the trainer seminars
  • Head of regional training centers of SKA
  • Development/design and supervision of the foreign exchange trading school of SKA
  • Management of various projects such as:
    New directive “external professional training”, graduate test for prospective HR manager, new IT system for HR administration, setting up an HR organization, new SKA training center, new training concept for apprentices, high school and university graduates
  • Member of the education committee of the Zurich Financial Institutions of the Swiss Bankers Association 
  • Assessor for prospective member of senior management
  • Human resources manager with management responsibility
  • Managed areas: private banking front and administration, IT, portfolio management and research, private wealth management, legal&compliance, credit, marketing, inheritance/tax planning, staffs private banking/investment banking and ExB/COO/CFO offices

1997 - 2007

Credit Suisse Trust Zurich
Global Head HR and Member of Executive Management Board

  • Strategic responsibility for the international HR organization
  • Design an lead of HR processes and projects
  • Collaboration in strategical projects of CST
  • Broad operational task portfolio as HR Manager
    Managed areas:trust sales advisory/management, legal&compliance, family office, structured finance, IT, COO/CFO offices

2008 - 2009

Senior Consultant and member of the executive management board of an Executive Search Company in Zurich              

Since 2010

Owner Rolf Hert HR Search&Consulting

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