THE TEAM

Executive Search for Fashion, Luxury Goods, Cosmetics and Real Estate. We are a group of independent partners working together under the umbrella of UB International.

UTA
BONACKER REGAZZONI

FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

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.

MARIA
HVOROSTOVSKY

HVO SEARCH

Founder and Director of HVO Search, Maria Hvorostovsky. www.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 15 years in renommated executive search firms. She now runs her own company and works with UB International in close partnership on international executive assignments.

LUCA
DONNINI

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.

MARION
RUSSEK

A Swiss native, Marion grew up in Zug, She has been working over the past 25 years as executive searcher, specialised in Fashion, Luxury Goods, Pharma, FMCG and Real Estate.
Her Human Resources is backed by an IPM degree and includes staff development/training, as well as transferring corporate processes to local environments.
Marion is the Founder/President of HR Services Zug (www.hrsz.ch). Past-President of BPW (Business and Professional Women) Club Zug, 2004-2008.
Marion spent over 20 years living and working in South Africa/USA in top Management positions in the above mentioned industries.

ruth

RUTH ANN
LAKE

Based in Nice, France, Ruth Lake has over twenty five years experience as a consultant and trainer in the Management Development area. Ruth conducts business seminars and executive coaching.
Working globally in four languages brings the added advantage of being able to see diverse regions of a company’s operations and to promote a cross fertilization of ideas across national and cultural boundaries.
Her fields of expertise include:
o Cross Cultural Team Building
o Leadership and Change Management
o Managing Conflict & Dealing with Difficult People
o Intercultural Negotiations

ELENA
ZUMMO

Elena Zummo, based in the North of Milano, comes from over twenty years of experience in Real Estate business.

Major areas of experience in Talent acquisition are in Real Estate, Fashion, Luxury Goods and marketing .

Elena has a Phd in Philosophy individually tailored on Psychological Studies with thesis in Psychodynamics.

Her expertise is in research, recruitment for the above mentioned areas - especially in the Italian and Swiss market.

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann c.1920

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