Core Team

Barbara AeschlimannBarbara Aeschlimann
Head Human Resources
Senior HR Executive, ZGP board member

After a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Zurich and a stage in L&D at a Swiss private bank, Barbara took over a lead position for Employer Branding and Graduate Recruitment in a large Swiss bank. In a further mandate she established the HR function for the Advisory Section of an Consulting firm. 2002 – 2106 in various roles with EY, 2006-2016 HR Lead for line
Natavan AliyevaNatavan Aliyeva

Natavan worked in Global and Regional HRBP, OD, L&D and Talent functions in engineering, airlines, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. Natavan has lived and worked in Azerbaijan and Middle East prior to her move to Switzerland. She is a certified Global HR professional and a certified ICF coach.
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Hilary Frazer

Hilary is an Organization Development and HR Director linking business, organisation and leadership through international projects for global organizations:  Her career experience bridges Pharma and Chemicals, Big 4 Professional Services, Commerce and Industry, as well as Not-for-Profit.
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 James MacsayJames Macsay
Macsay & Associates
Communication and Community Development
 James has a multi-disciplinary background in organization development, communication, human resources and marketing.  His work centers on the themes of helping individuals, teams and whole-systems to develop strategies, presence and skills for positive communication, organizational spirit and performance.  Prior to establishing his independent practice in 1995, he worked extensively with these themes as a communication specialist for General Motors Europe, Glattbrugg, Switzerland.  James is a global Swiss and American citizen.  He has also been a long-standing contributor to the media industry where he does regular voice-over, on-camera work and producing for various productions and live events.
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Lori Palmer
Lori is a long standing specialist in developing people, teams and organizations with working and living experience in the US as well as in Europe. Lori is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and holds a Master’s in Industrial / Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor’s in Psychology.  In addition to her academic degrees, Lori is qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), Hogan Psychometrics and various other assessments. 

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Leon Morley

Senior Consultant – HR Division, EMEA Recruitment

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Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson
International HR Services Ltd.
Consultant & Trainer
Program Manager

Dagmar Richardson has a Master in Human Resources Management. She started her career as a Product Manager. In 1997 she moved from the Marketing/Sales sector into the field of Human Resources at Bestfoods CZ/SK and took over the global responsibility in the area of Human Resources across CEE. With the purchase by Unilever in 2000 she was promoted to HR Director at Unilever CZ/SK. From 2005-2007 Dagmar was HR Director for an international group in medical technology. In 2008 Dagmar Richardson founded MyPlacement AG, today International HR Services AG, which focuses exclusively on International short and long-term work assignments at home and abroad.
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Esther Martin
Esther is in charge of the membership management at ZGP and responsible for the communities IHRC and Recruiting. She also figures as Assistant to the Treasurer for EAPM – European Association for People Management.

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 Defne von KroghDefne von Krogh
Senior HR Business Partner
Membership Development
Defne von Krogh is Head of Talent & Development for Asset Management at UBS AG based in Zurich. She has more than 15 years of work experience in Management Consulting and Human Resources in various positions, industries and countries. Defne is a Turkish citizen and holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering, an MBA as well as a PhD degree in Enterprise Development and Worklife Organizational Research, focusing on Action Research.
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