Profile Rolf Hert - „From Practice to Practice”

As owner of Rolf Hert HR Search&Consulting I can look back on 35 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, coaching and mediation/trouble shooting.

International management responsibility and active participation in external expert committees belong to my broad range of professional experience too. With my dual expertise as HR Manager and owner of a consulting company, I understand the HR business from different angles what is finally to the benefit of the clients. 


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BA), University of Applied Sciences, Olten
  • MAS in Human Resources Management, University of Applied Siences, Olten
  • Wall Street Certificate, CS International Bankers School (IBS), New York
  • Various certificates and diplomas in methodology/didactics, project management, organizational  development


- 1978Various activities/challenges in the travel and energy industry
1982 - 1986

Teaching and rectorship

  • Teacher at a private business and management school in Basle
  • Rector/principal of a private management school in Basle
1986 - 1997SKA/Credit Suisse, Zurich
  • Design and conduction of seminars in the areas of sales/rhetoric, IT and credit for member of senior management, trainer in “train the trainer” seminairs
  • 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 Credit Suisse Private Banking
    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, ExB/COO/CFO offices
1997 - 2007

Credit Suisse Trust, Zurich

Global Head HR and member of the Executive Management Board of CST

  • Strategic responsibility for the international HR organization
  • Design and 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 - 2009Senior consultant and member of the Executive Management Board of an executive search company in Zurich            
Since 2010Owner Rolf Hert HR Search&Consulting, Zurich


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