August 31, 2011 – Global executive search firm Bench International has opened new offices in Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland. The offices are placed to serve Switzerland's main linguistic regions. They will be closely aligned with Bench's European headquarters in London to serve life sciences clients operating throughout the continent. Tobias Ernberg has been hired to head the Swiss offices and joins Bench's executive team as a senior vice president. He previously held key positions at multinational companies, including Novartis, Vestergaard Frandsen, and Reuters. “Toby's expertise is invaluable as we grow and fulfill the executive recruitment needs of diverse, global life sciences companies that operate in an environment where skill sets and industry business practices are increasingly transferable across geographies,” said Janet Foulkes, global senior vice president and head of Europe for Bench. Bench International specializes exclusively in providing senior talent to the global life sciences sector.