Dr. Markus Zanola (1967) studied at the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and graduated with a Masters Degree (lic.iur.) in 1994. In parallel to launching his career in Executive Search, Markus Zanola completed his doctoral thesis and received his Ph.D. (Dr.iur.) in 2005.
As from 2000, Markus Zanola worked for one of the renowned global Executive Search Consultancies, initially focusing on the Private Wealth Management industry as well as the Finance function.
In 2004, he joined a human resources consultancy focusing on international management evaluation, where he was responsible for assessment projects, management audits and assignments covering 360 feedback processes. Assessments at the time included structured, competency based interviews, interactive exercises and psychometric analysis, which were delivered to clients internationally across industries.
In 2005, Markus Zanola rejoined the same global Executive Search Provider he used to work for previously. As from this point in time, he served insurance clients across the spectrum of life, general, reinsurance and brokerage on a regional and global level. Markus Zanola also worked for professional services clients who consulted back into the insurance industry. He executed numerous direct searches across all corporate disciplines including the office of Chief Executive Officer. He also worked within more technical areas including actuarial, underwriting and risk management.