Roy Hitchman studied chemistry at the University of Zurich and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur. He has more than 40 years' experience in executive search and selection.
In 1986, he founded Roy C. Hitchman AG, which was a member of Penryhn International, a global network of independent executive search firms, from 1992 to 2014. Since 1974, he has held a number of positions on boards of director, management and executive boards as well as all key line and staff functions in a wide range of industries.
His clients included both multinational groups and owner-operated companies in Switzerland, Germany and other countries in Europe. From 1998 to 2014, he was a member of the Board of Directors of M.M. Warburg Bank (Schweiz) AG, and from 2000 to 2002 he was the Chair of Penryhn International.
Roy Hitchman retired from the operational side of the company in mid-2016. He remains available to the firm as a knowledge partner.