Oliver Schiltz
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Oliver Schiltz

Partner in Charge


Oliver Schiltz is the partner in charge of Heidrick & Struggles' Switzerland located in the Zurich office and a member of the European leadership team. He co-leads the global Biotechnology efforts focusing on the firm`s partnership with innovative and high-growth companies in the biotech space. As a member of the global Healthcare & Life Sciences and CEO & Board of Directors practices, he focuses on senior-level searches across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices technology. He is also a member of the global Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs Practice, working on senior general counsel and compliance roles across all industries.


With more than 15 years in executive search and leadership consulting, Oliver works with a diverse client base including Fortune 500, small- and medium-sized public and private companies, as well as private equity- and venture-backed companies. He has years of experience placing senior management in the biotech and medical devices sectors globally. He advises multiple US biotech and medical devices organizations on international expansion, helping them build their European leadership teams at HQ and at the affiliate level in advance of regulatory approval and product commercialization.

Prior to his career in executive search, Oliver spent several years in the pharmaceutical and legal industries for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and as a lawyer for the US law firms Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Oliver is fluent in German and English and has a working knowledge of French.


INSEAD, France, International Director Program (IDP)

INSEAD, France, Executive Master in Change (EMC)

Columbia University, USA, Master of Laws (LLM)

University of London, UK, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)