Simon M. Kalbermatten joins H.I.E.C as a Partner, Industrial Practice

(July 4th 2022)-H.I.E.C (H.I. Executive Consulting), the leading global transformational executive search firm, is pleased to announce that Simon Kalbermatten has joined the firm as a Partner in its industrial practice, based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Simon was most recently the Managing Director and Delegate of the Board of Directors at Linde Material Handling Schweiz AG, a leading provider of intralogistics solutions and forklift trucks.
He gained leadership experience across a variety of roles including CEO, Chairman and Delegate of the Board of Directors, Head of Global Key Account Management, Sales & Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager as well as M&A Manager at LINDE MH and previously Mettler Toledo, a leading provider of high-end solutions including precision scales and analytical instruments. Simon holds a Master of Arts in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a specialisation in risk management and financial services.

Simon has a global outlook and has lived and worked in Austria, the Czech Republic, Russia and Turkey, as well as Switzerland, his home country. He is fluent in German and English, with a good command of French, Czech and Russian. Simon is married with two sons, and enjoys mountain biking, cooking, fine foods and spending quality time with family and friends.

Lucas Schellenberg, Global Managing Partner, H.I.E.C:
“I am very pleased to welcome Simon to the team at H.I.E.C during a period of unprecedented growth for the firm. Simon has extensive industrial sector knowledge and experience across the entire customer value chain. He is a highly client and goal-oriented individual and his entrepreneurial way of working will be of great benefit to the firm.”

Simon M. Kalbermatten, Partner, Industrial Practice, H.I.E.C:
“I am delighted to be joining H.I.E.C at an exciting time in the firm’s growth and development. The move into Executive Search marks a new chapter in my life and career and I am looking forward to applying my experience and knowledge to help our customers achieve their ambitious goals in challenging times. My guiding motto during my whole career has been: ‘It is all about people’. I’m excited to be putting this into action for H.I.E.C and its clients”

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