Jacques Amey


Office Location: Zurich

Phone: +41 44 4881313

Jacques Amey is a co-leader of the global Consumer Products sector and a member of the European CEO & Board of Directors practice. He is based in the Zurich office. He specializes in search assignments for consumer clients across EMEA and globally, particularly at the c-suite and board level, in the fast-moving consumer goods/packaged goods, sports, lifestyle & luxury and retail brands sectors.

With more than 10 years of executive search experience, Jacques has established himself as a trusted adviser of both publicly traded and privately held companies. He is experienced in placing executive directors and board members, as well as advising clients on succession planning. Prior joining Heidrick & Struggles, he was managing partner of another global executive search firm, leading its operations in Geneva/Switzerland.

Jacques’s prior senior management experience includes nearly two decades in the fast-moving consumer goods industry, in international marketing, sales and general management positions with Kraft Foods, where he began his career, Lindt & Sprungli International, and Ballantine’s-Bacardi, based in Zurich, Paris and Vienna.


Jacques studied in Switzerland, France, and the U.S. before graduating from the University of Fribourg/Switzerland with a master in business administration.