Switzerland

Expertise in IT, engineering & life sciences

AKKA Switzerland, the Swiss branch of AKKA Group based in Geneva and Zurich covers Switzerland’s main business fields: banks and insurance providers, watchmaking and luxury industry, industrial machines, electrical engineering and metals industry, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, aeronautics and transportation.

We are a globally operating engineering and technology consulting group at the forefront of the digital and connected world.

AKKA’s unique positioning enables us to boost our clients’ performance through innovation, digitization, and cross-sector expertise. Our know-how spans the entire product life cycle from design to manufacturing and in-service support, building on a specialist digital skillset.

Key dates

— 2005

Creation of AKKA Switzerland.

— 2008

AKKA reaches 100 consultants in Switzerland.

— 2015

AKKA has two active branches in Geneva and Zurich.

— 2017

AKKA acquires the company Edelway, a fintech and life science consulting company and now employs more than 150 consultants.

Bérenger Martin

AKKA Switzerland CEO

Berenger Martin started his career in strategic and management consulting. He then joined AKKA in 2010 where he conducted due diligences and integration of companies newly acquired. In 2015, he entered the field of operations and participated to the turn-around of the subsidiary Matis as a deputy MD. He was later assigned to the creation and launch of the AKKAdemy in Geneva in 2017. Mid 2019, he took over the responsibility of Swiss Operations as CEO in order to use his experience and knowledge of the Group to integrate the different subsidiaries and align the country business unit on the CLEAR 2022 targets.

Charles Franier

Branch Manager Geneva

After completing his Master’s degree in International Management, Charles Franier started his career in PageGroup as a Recruitment Consultant, where he remained 14 years and evolved as Regional Director for Romandie. During his time at PageGroup, Charles developed and managed large teams of recruiters, focusing on clients and candidates’ satisfaction and brand reputation. In 2019 Charles joined AKKA Switzerland as Head of Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Officer, bringing both his market knowledge as well as his expertise in recruitment, and get AKKA as an employer of choice.

Biljana Pavlovic-Coppola

Senior Business Manager Zürich

After her Master’s theses in Economic Science at Daimler UK, Biljana started working for the External Affairs & Public Policy division, before changing to the MBtech Group, a DAIMLER subsidiary, acquired by AKKA in 2012. Here she held several leadership roles and subsequently took over responsibilities on a cross-sectoral and international level, among others as Business Manager Electric/Electronics. With a significant experience in the engineering service industry in Germany, Biljana joined AKKA CH. Prior to this, she worked as Senior Business Manager at The AKKAdemy in Geneva where she still holds the responsibility for the German market on top.

Key figures

Including functional people

150

Staff

And placed for key clients

> 1,000

Professionals recruited

BERENGER MARTIN - CEO of AKKA Switzerland
‘’ For us the Swiss market is a tremendous opportunity. As tailoring to customer needs is part of our DNA, this represents a challenging yet great fit. It is also a great opportunity: indeed we can count on our positioning as a Global Digital Engineering player with 21.000 engineers worldwide and 18 Global Centers of Expertise to support its high-level industry and its challenges in digital transformation and time to market acceleration. ‘’

Bérenger Martin

AKKA Switzerland CEO

Recruitment strategy

Our experienced team of recruiters focus on finding the best talents of the market in the fields of technology, Engineering and Life Sciences. Our sourcing strategy enable us to attract active, passive and non-active candidates, using the most performing tools on the market as well as accessing our pan-European database. In order to support fully our preferred customers, our range of core services (Time and Material & Turnkey projects) also include Try & Hire, Permanent recruitments, and payrolling services.

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