Roy Hitchman studied chemistry at the University of Zurich and Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur. He has more than 40 years of experience in the search for and selection of management executives. In 1986 he founded Roy C. Hitchman AG, which from 1992 until 2014 was a member of Penrhyn International, a global network of independent executive search companies. Since 1974 he has helped to fill a large number of positions on boards of directors, executive and management boards and in all key line and staff management functions in a wide range of sectors. His clients have included both multinational corporations and owner-managed companies in Switzerland, Germany and other European countries. From 1998 to 2014, he was a member of the Board of Directors of M.M. Warburg Bank (Switzerland) Ltd., and from 2000 to 2002 Chairman of Penrhyn International. Roy Hitchman withdrew operationally from the company in mid-2016. He remains available to the company as a knowledge partner.