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January 2020

The team at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL introduces itself

 

Three, two, one – in the last part of our three-piece story you will get to meet our power-duo for the industry of life sciences. Andrea Nienaber and Hans-Rudolf Zellweger answered our questions and let you peek into their everyday life at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL.

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Interview Annina Haller & Fabienne Kälin:
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Dangers of a Generation Gap:
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Interview Jean-Michel Fürst & Axel Riester:
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Andrea Nienaber

How long have you been working for DE BORD INTERNATIONAL, and how did you get here?
Since September 2018 it is my pleasure to take an active part in the team of DE BORD. Jean-Michel Fürst and the entire team convinced me to being an addition to their diverse field of personalities and competencies, so together we can grow on experiences.

What fascinates you about your work at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL?
I have been active in the field of life sciences for 20 years now, and I still am enthusiastic about the innovational strength in medtech and biotechnology. Apart from the technology, it is more and more questions and topics about the political and economic side of health and pharma in Switzerland that spark my interest. I am also fascinated about all the personal encounters with people who want to and do shake things up in these departments.

In your eyes, what is special about the collaboration with DE BORD?
The spirit and entreprenurial acumen rooted in everyone. I am first and foremost impressed with the degree of self-reflection, sincerity, and incentive to find a good solution and to perform professional work. Respect for each other and a good sense of humour are also lived daily.

Was there a moment in your career that you will keep in mind forever?
There were different key situations that had an impression on me and led me to either adapt to the situation, or to go my own way. During my research studies as well as in every job later on I was lucky to cross paths with leaders who gave me a lot of freedom and responsibility to create something new. I am thankful for that. The term «freedom» is very important here at DE BORD and even presents itself as a piece of art in our conference room.

Where are you when you are not in your office?
With my family, outdoors around Uetliberg, and at activities with the local family club.

Hans-Rudolf Zellweger

How long have you been working for DE BORD INTERNATIONAL, and how did you get here?
I’m happy to be a part of DE BORD since 2001. Before my longlasting business partnership with Jean-Michel Fürst, I was his customer, when he was still working for his previous employer. That coming together was the beginning of a successful business relationship.

What fascinates you about your work at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL?
The longlasting and personal relationships with customers, which sometimes even grew into friendships. It has been and still is a privilege to accompany my customers and see eye to eye with them over many years. Through this I wasn’t only able to learn a lot, but also to actively help develop new employees and teams for my clients.

In your eyes, what is special about the collaboration with DE BORD?
With me personally it is the combination of being a headhunter in the field of life sciences and a coach for leaders. A combination that adds value for everyone involved, and which is an ideal addition to the searching process. The connection of these two fields offers me different vantage points and allows me to observe current developments in the economy as well as with employees and candidates on different levels.
Every one of us has a successful track record from a specific industry. This wealth of experience is important for our professional consulting and for sustainable client relations as well.

Was there a moment in your career that you will keep in mind forever?
There were many. It certainly was a special experience to venture from the pharmaceutical industry into self-employment. In hindsight, it was the best step for me and my personal development.

Where are you when you are not in your office?
With friends; in a foreign country to experience a different culture; exercising; in the kitchen; at the opera or in a concert; doing charity work; or simply reading in peace.

 

News & Latest Blogpost

January 2020

The team at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL itroduces itself

 

Three, two, one – in the last part of our three-piece story you will get to meet our power-duo for the industry of life sciences. Andrea Nienaber and Hans-Rudolf Zellweger answered our questions and let you peek into their everyday life at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL.

 

Annina Haller

How long have you been working for DE BORD INTERNATIONAL, and how did you get here?
I have been working for DE BORD for more than 4 years now. During my master’s degree, I was employed part-time. For almost 1.5 years now, I have been working full-time and am responsible for the smooth running of our office and for the communication and content activities. I originally became aware of DE BORD through my network – which is indispensable anyway in our business.

What fascinates you about your work at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL?
I work closely with the respective consultant on each project, which gives me a deep insight. No project is like the other; so it remains exciting, I get to know new, interesting people and I can observe how a company and new key employees come together. It’s alsmost a matchmaking on a business level.

In your eyes, what is special about the collaboration with DE BORD?
With us, you benefit from an operational experience which is directly considered in the consulting process. This entrepreneurial insight into the business therefore influences our work just as much as the personal and human cooperation. We design briefings and interviews on a very personal level with our customers and candidates as well. Our communication channels are short. A small team often brings big advantages, that’s for sure one of them.

Was there a moment in your career that you will keep in mind forever?
After completing my bachelor’s degree, I got the opportunity to do an internship in a magazine editorial team. A special moment for me was when I had the first magazine in hand, which I played a major role in creating it. When the week-long work suddenly manifests itself in a finished product, the joy is great. Today, I am no longer working on a physical product, but the feeling has remained: If our honest commitment results in a successful conclusion for all sides, it is a great experience.

Where are you when you are not in your office?
Since a few years now, I am really into the so-called «escape rooms»: within an hour, you have to solve puzzles and find your way out of the room. It’s fun and almost addicting! Apart from that, I like to spend time with my be-loved ones or with a good book.

 

Fabienne Kälin

How long have you been working for DE BORD INTERNATIONAL, and how did you get here?
I am part of the DE BORD INTERNATIONAL team since July 2018. At that time, I was living in Spain and from there I was looking for a new challenge in Switzerland because my semester in Spain was slowly coming to an end. I worked part-time for DE BORD for a year – until I finished my studies. After that, I increased my workload and today I am responsible for the marketing and communication strategy and I have the opportunity to gain my first experience as a junior consultant in the area of ??executive search.

What fascinates you about your work at DE BORD INTERNATIONAL?
The variety in my work, which I can experience every day. I like to bring in my communication and marketing knowledge and to implement it on an operational level. I also like the exchange and interaction with very different and interesting personalities in the area of ??executive search.

In your eyes, what is special about the collaboration with DE BORD?
The high sense of quality in all actions represents an enormous added value for customers and as well candidates.

Was there a moment in your career that you will keep in mind forever?
Absolutely. That was when I worked at De Sede AG as an after-sales manager. At that time, in addition to Switzerland, I was also responsible for the partners of the countries BENELUX and Germany. We were in contact with each other almost every day and yet I had never seen many of the partners face to face. During the IMM (international furniture exhibition) in Cologne, I was able to get to know them personally and to exchange ideas with them. It was definitely an exciting experience for me.

Where are you when you are not in your office?
Dancing, playing tennis or riding are personal energy boosters for me. I also enjoy being outside in nature and spending time with my family. The physical movement gives me the necessary boost for a balanced mind.

 

Previous Posts:

Interview Annina Haller & Fabienne Kälin:
Download PDF

Merry Christmas:
Download PDF

Dangers of a Generation Gap:
Download PDF

Interview Jean-Michel Fürst & Axel Riester:
Download PDF

New look of DB:
Download PDF

Axel Riester joines DB:
Download PDF

Fiducia – new collaboration with Asia:
 Download PDF

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