Your partner in International Executive & Management Search and the European Competence Center for the Life Science Industry of the LSG Group

"We are looking for the best candidates in the lifesciences industry. Attributes of most marketable candidates are: successful, result oriented, idea-generating, self motivating and social competence. We present candidates with visions, a high standard of performance and with a strong personality profile. Our successful experience in the pharmaceutical and in the fine and specialty chemical industry is the guarantee for a rapid and highly efficient project development. "

HCCM® stands for

In the pharmaceutical, chemical and in the medical devices industry. In management and senior management positions. In national and in international business.

20 years of expertise in successful national and international headhunting and direct search in the lifesciences industry. 

With LSG Group, we are represented with our Headhunting & Executive Search in Zurich, Basel (HCCM®), Munich and Budapest.

HCCM® AG, with Mr. Charles Quensel in charge, was the only European certified headhunter & executive search company in Switzerland. Our elaborate standards and processes continue to be based on the standards of the comprehensive approval procedure of the European Confederation of Search and Selection Associations (ECSSA).

Code of Conduct and Compliance
As a member of the Federal Association of German Management Consultants (BDU), HCCM® AG has committed itself to the code of conduct and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). LSG has ever since been committed to the GDPR standards as mandatory requirements for compliance and integrity, thus guaranteeing HCCM® customers and the markets the required level of proficiency. We ensure a qualified hiring process and meet the compliance requirements of our customers.


Inhouse Expertise
Our own expertise in the pharmaceutical, chemical and in the medical devices industry in top-10 companies in national and international senior management positions.

One Face to the Customer
Our consultants lead the process from the beginning to the successful hiring and onboarding.

We present Candidates within the agreed time-frame.

Personal contact with all candidates.

We find the best candidate by using a multi-channel strategy (direct approach of high potentials, networking, data base, social media, postings), identifying candidates who are not or only partially active on social media. We personally address, attract and approach candidates. We are continuously screening the market. We provide an ongoing market assessment to our client. We frequently feedback or practively inform our client about the project and the market. We perform structured candidate F2F-interviews. We screen the track record of each candidate. We provide a detailed candidate profile (dossier). We manage the recruitment process in accordance with the client.

Various international awards for excellence in executive search

Performance Monitor

Our Service

  • Responsible project leadership
  • Candidate qualifying by structured F2F-interviews and by assessment
  • Job profiling
  • Candidate to job-matching
  • Short list
  • Interview services
  • Handling and information of rejected candidates
  • Supporting the Onboarding process

Our Clients

  • Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry
  • Medical Technical Industry
  • Diagnostics Industry
  • Fine and Specialty Chemical Industry

Performance & Experience

Various international awards for excellence in executive search

Reference (selected)

"A high quality service in all areas and phases."
(President of a professional association in primary health care) 

"Never before I had so many excellent candidates been proposed for a job - which was extraordinary"
(Director Operations Pharmaceutical Industry) 

"The overall support from HCCM®AG was very good and therefore we will engage you for another search with a challanging profile"
(VP Global Sales & Marketing Medical Devices) 

"I was very much impressed about your persistency with which you presented numerous very good candiates. I did not expect this and the final candidate exceeded my expecations"
(CEO Biochemical Company) 

"Thanks to your competent and extremely professional support in recruiting the Regional Sales Director, we were able to complete the team on time and with the right person."
(VP Sales Oncology Pharmaceutical Industry) 

"We approached Charles Quensel, because we know about his expertise in CMO and in the pharmaceutical Business"
(Head Custom Manufacturing, Chemical Industry) 

"Thank you for taking the time to fully understand the culture and needs of the company. The final result therefore is the better!"
(Group COO Pharmaceutical Industry) 

"The process was according to my expectation and the performance of the consultant was above my excpectations. You set high goals for our next mandate with HCCM® AG"
(CTO Specialty Chemicals Custom Manufacturing) 

"We are very satisfied with the service! The competence, the speed and the  accuracy are very impressive" 
(Chief Scientific Officer and Member of the Exec. Committee Pharmaceutical Industry) 

“HCCM® AG is a top-partner and consultant, because HCCM® AG understands our needs and our requirements. The consultants are always very good prepared and they actively manage the process. All presented candidates  are good to very good and they fulfil our requirements thoroughly. HCCM® AG is our partner of choice. “
(CEO Pharmaceutical Industry ) 

“The engagement of the consultant is much above the average”
(HR Director Pharmaceutical Industry) 

“An excellent selection of candidates and the process was faster than an internal recruitment process”
(CEO Pharmaceutical Industry) 

“I am always very satisfied. Your services are very serious and with a high professionalism”
(HR Director Pharmaceutical Industry)Referenzen der HCCM® AG


Our network of candidates is hand-picked. We understand and practice the network philosophy of the ever-closing circle of clients and candidates. We focus on providing sustainable support to our candidates and their career paths: from management to the board, and from there to the supervisory board, interim management or business ownership succession.

Our candidates can expect us to support them with the same care, sustainability and professionalism we show to our clients. This optimum level of professionalism is reflected in all areas of our client support, whether this be company succession, executive search, interim management or the recruitment of supervisory, advisory or governing board members. Integrity, discretion and speed are the hallmarks of our philosophy. Our consultancy approach focuses on personal contact as well as on intensive communications with all those involved in the process.

Thanks to our long-standing expertise acquired in leading companies and positions, and to the great integrity of our consultants as well as our specially developed rating system, we are able to offer a value-added consulting service in every project.

Not only does our rating system enable clients to assess our selection in a specific manner, but it also provides our candidates with an objective impression of their own abilities and optimization potential.
We therefore add value for all parties involved, and this value-added is what we focus on in the long term.

Our Performance & Experience

  • 35% international Recruitment
  • 65% national Recruitment

Areas of Recruitment

  • 35% C-Level
  • 35% Middle Management    
  • 30% Other Management    

Pharmaceutical industry

  • 75% Pharmaceuticals
  • 25% Fine and Specialty Chemicals

News & Publications

August 2020

LSG & Langanke AG takes over the recruiting business of HCCM® AG.

May 2020

The only constant is change
Bonn, Germany, April 30, 2020: In a comprehensive authorization procedure, Charles Jean Quensel repeatedly approved for carrying the internationally recognized title “Recruiter CERC / BDU (Certified Executive Recruitment Consultant)”.

April 2020

Reactions to the study: "Change in the recruitment behavior of the pharmaceutical and chemical industry after the referendum on the mass immigration initiative". More...  

February 2020 

General agreement between Switzerland and the EU: In future, innovation in medical technology will take place abroad. More...