About UB International

UB International Sagl, Lugano HQ

DSC_0288Executive Search for Fashion, Luxury Goods, Medical and FMCG.The company was founded by Uta Bonacker Regazzoni in 2013. Her background is 10 years in training and 15 years in HR Management roles, such as Head of HR at Hugo Boss, HR Director Supply Chain at Ermenegildo Zegna and VP Human Resources at Guess EMEA and also in the Medical Sector. Uta originally comes from Germany and also holds the Swiss citizenship.


She attained two University Degrees, one in HR Management from the ZFU, near Zurich, and one in Learning Psychology/Didactics/Literature from the Free University of Berlin.

Uta has lived and worked in the USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Italy and operates her own business from her base in Ticino, Switzerland, home since 2000. The company operates in a network of both international and local experts. She runs her business in three languages: Italian, English and German.

+41.91.922.55.86 – office  +41.78.873.47.30 – cell uta@ubinternational.ch

UB International, Zürich/Zug:

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Mirko Tagliabue is the newest addition to the team. Coming from the Executive Search Firm Egon Zehnder, Mirko draws on extensive experience in recruiting and collaborating on top management level searches, talent management and succession planning to privately-owned and multinational businesses, as well as international organizations. Previous roles include HR Generalist in Guess Europe, as well as various recruiting management roles within Fashion and Oil & Gas multinationals. In his free-time Mirko enjoys spending time in nature; he is an avid trail-runner and ski mountaineer.
 41.91.922.55.86 – office  +  – cell

UB International & HVO Search, London 

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Founder and Director of HVO SearchMaria Hvorostovskywww.hvosearch.com . Maria’s executive search firm HVO Search and Uta’s company UB International have recently forged a collaboration, working on projects in Europe and UAE.Based in the heart of London, HVO Search is the provider of bespoke executive search and intelligence services to global clients within digital, retail, consumer and technology industries. Born in Siberia and raised in London, Maria is bilingual in English and Russian. Maria brings in more than 10 years in renommated executive search firms. She now runs her own company and works with UB International in close partnership on international executive assignments.

+41.91.922.55.86 – office – info@ubinternational.ch

UB International, Italy office: 

Screen Shot 2017-08-30 at 17.01.51Elena Zummo, based in Monza e Brianza (Italy), Phd in Philosophy individually tailored on Psychological Studies with thesis in Psychodynamics. She comes from over twenty years of experience in Real Estate business. Talent Acquisition, training, customer relationship management and marketing are the main areas of professional experience.
Major areas of interest are Fashion, Design and Luxury Goods.
The volunteering activities in free-time is a key additional element of her personality.
+39.339.2626389 – elena.zummo@hotmail.com


Luca Donnini, Lugano, former President of Guess EMEA  is closely involved in the recruiting of  our senior executive assignments (CEO and up to Board level).  His company, https://www.officina-lifestyle.com, focusses on business development of fashion companies, who want to extend their business to Switzerland/European markets. Within this scope, UB International and Luca’s company closely cooperate regarding all HR related projects (executive search, staffing, organizational design). Luca is Italian, resides in Switzerland and is fluent in English, French and German.

Ruth Ann LakeFor “Executive development & Coaching”: Ruth Ann Lake, American, based in Nice (France), has over twenty five years experience as a consultant and facilitator in the Management Development field. Her fields of expertise include cross cultural team building, intercultural negotiations, leadership and empowerment, influencing across organisations, managing people and managing conflict. She has worked extensively for multinational as well as small and medium sized enterprises, also as part of a Pan European faculty team. Ruth is fluent in Italian, Spanish and English and French. http://www.ruthannlake.com
VoorhorstFor “Business Innovation”: Fred Voorhorst, Dutch, based in Switzerland (Lugano), Phd in Industrial Design Engineering. He helps you innovate your organization and business. Specialised in business development: product development, business processes and systems, customer portfolio management. He brings in 20 years experience from fashion, banking and the IT sector. Brick42 GmbH

For Executive Selection and Expert search, the company’s focus is on Fashion, Lifestyle and Luxury Goods. besides this, we also run searches in the Medical, FMCG and area of Innovation Sciences.

In the area of HR consultancy and due diligence, target clients are international players in all industries, including the pharmaceutical industry and service sectors.

“UB International” stands for passion, compassion, speed, high expertise and flexibility. The company represents a rare combination of human sensitivity and business sense.

Specialties are
Retail, Wholesale, Design, Brand Management, Supply Chain, Merchandise Management/VM, Marketing Buying, Human Resources, Finance, Legal, IT, Marketing, Logistics, Planning, Allocation and technical innovation.

We specialize in HR Assessment and Due Diligence for private equity, Head Hunting for Fashion, HR Strategy and KPI Development, Management Assessment and Team Building.