With over 30 years of executive search experience, Xavier Alix works out of Paris, New York, and Hong Kong and concentrates on C-level and Board Director positions for a wide range of clients, particularly in the Consumer, Industrial, Life Science, and Advanced Technology sectors. His clients are mostly large international companies, for which he conducts searches for positions in the USA, Europe, and Asia.
Xavier started his career in executive search in New York with Russell Reynolds Associates, eventually becoming Managing Director in their Paris office. He then co-founded Odgers Berndtson, one of the leading Executive Search firms in Europe, and was Chairman of Berndtson, their European operations. Prior to becoming an Executive Search Consultant, Xavier worked in Frankfurt, Germany for the Management Board of Hoechst AG, then the world’s largest pharmaceutical group and subsequently merged into Sanofi-Aventis. He was also General Manager, France for Lotus Development Corp., a leading US microcomputer software company now part of IBM.
Xavier holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.S. degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale.