Sector focus and expertise

Our consultants cannot deliver sustainable value for clients unless they understand their industries in a fundamental way, sensing market conditions and challenges, and having a direct view of “what great looks like” in each industry.

At Witena Executive Search, we therefore limit ourselves to a few sectors, sectors that we can know from the inside. Most of our partners have substantial line management experience in their chosen industries. This focused approach helps us maintain up-to-the-minute market knowledge and an active top talent network in each market.

Witena’s search consultants are organised along the following selected sectors:

Consumer and Retail

  • Durable products
  • Food and beverages
  • Cosmetics and cleaning products
  • Travel, hospitality and leisure
  • Luxury, fashion and sports
  • Publishing, media and entertainment
  • Retail

Financial Services

  • FinTech
  • Asset management
  • Wealth management
  • Retail & commercial banking
  • Investment management and consulting
  • Private equity & venture capital
  • Private capital / family office
  • Insurance / reinsurance
  • FinTech, payment and transaction solutions
  • Risk management


  • Aviation, aerospace and defense
  • Automotive and vehicles
  • Building materials
  • Components
  • Construction and general contracting
  • Chemicals and process industry
  • Infrastructure
  • Metals, plastics, packaging & primary materials
  • Energy and CleanTech
  • Machinery & engineering
  • Semiconductors

Life Sciences

  • Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Digital Health & Healthcare IT
  • Health Care Services
  • Nutrition Technology
  • Agronomy
  • Environmental Technology

Services and Public Sector

  • New media and digital solutions
  • Mobility, logistics and transportation
  • Real estate services and facility management
  • Professional services
  • Governmental bodies and public services
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Healthcare services
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Education
  • Cultural institutions and foundations


(Sector Coverage)

  • Communications
  • Digital, web and cloud solutions
  • IT services and sourcing
  • IT infrastructure, networks and devices
  • Software and solutions
  • FinTech, payment and transaction solutions

Functional, cross-industry coverage

  • Chief Information Officers / Chief Technology Officers /
    Chief Digital Officer / Chief Security Officer
  • IT strategy and architecture
  • IT infrastructure and operations
  • IT security
  • Applications development
  • E-commerce
  • ERP design and implementation
  • New Technology Ventures

«In order to be able to provide credible industry know-how and consultancy experience when developing the position requirements and evaluating suitable leaders, each Witena consultant deliberately focuses on just a few selected sectors – we only take on search mandates in industries where we can provide verifiable added value.»

– Michael Oesch

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