Gian A. Sondheimer, Founder & Owner of Sondheimer Consulting, Inc.
Gian A. Sondheimer studied in Zurich. He earned a Master’s Degree in Sports & Physical Education II (ETH Zurich), a Master’s Degree in Theology (University of Zurich) and studied Business Engineering at the ETH Zurich. Since 2002, he is a certified NewPlacement Coach, and since 2003 an active MBTI® and Insight MDI® practitioner. In addition to his education, he completed an Executive Human Resource Program at the Michigan University (Michigan, USA). He is currently attending the Executive Master program 'Consulting and Coaching for Change' at INSEAD (Paris, France).
After being a Senior Consultant at McKinsey&Company, Inc. for more than three years, he joined Adecco AG (Lee Hecht Harrison) in the area of Outplacement & Coaching. After 2 years he moved into a Group HR COO position at Credit Suisse. Subsequently, he joined Zurich Insurance, Inc. for 4 years. At the headquarters, he was responsible as Global Head HR Business Management for building up the global HR Business Model, as well as the global HR SAP system implementation.
After more than 8 years in HR Management, he decided to leave HR and join Credit Suisse again in 2009. This time he took over the leadership role of the Cash & Custody Competence Center within Operations, which he successfully restructured. From January 2012 until March 2013 he was heading the Global Transaction Banking unit, responsible for global Sales and Account Management of the Cash/Treasury & Custody/Brokerage services at Credit Suisse.
Gian A. Sondheimer loves working with people, motivates and develops, plays various instruments, pursues numerous sports, and has wide-ranging interests.