Oliver Schiltz


Office Location: Zurich

Phone: +41 44 4881313

Oliver Schiltz is a partner in the Heidrick & Struggles' Zurich office and a member of the global Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice, focusing on senior level searches across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices technology. 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 is also a member of the global Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs Practice. In this function, he works on senior general counsel and compliance roles across all industries.

With many years of experience with startups, Oliver leads client startups in Switzerland, working mainly with high-tech, biotech, and med-tech companies.

Oliver has a strong track record of placing senior management in the pharmaceutical and biotech sector globally. He has advised multiple US biotech organizations on international expansion by helping build their European leadership teams at headquarters and at the affiliate level in advance of regulatory approval and product commercialization.

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


Oliver holds a LLB degree with honors in law from the University of London and an LLM from the Columbia University in New York. He is currently enrolled in the INSEAD Executive Master for Change (EMC) program.