Chief Executive Officer
Sadik Hafizovic is Zurich Instruments' CEO and co-founder. He is responsible for the company strategy and for driving business development. Sadik has been the CEO of Zurich Instruments since its incorporation in 2008, and in the early days of the company he was also responsible for digital signal processing and graphical user interfaces. Sadik is an expert in digital signal processing, and was a successful business owner before he founded Zurich Instruments. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich, and he underwent management training at the University of St. Gallen.
Chief Sales Officer
Dietmar Jandt is Zurich Instruments’ CSO and drives sales worldwide in terms of strategy and operations. Dietmar joined the company in 2022. After a stint as an electrical engineer, he switched to sales and marketing and accumulated over 20 years of track record with broad exposure – technically, culturally and commercially. He led the Materials Science BU and EMEA Sales at Olympus Scientific; he later worked at Scienta Omicron as a member of the global leadership team, and most recently at Eppendorf SE. Dietmar holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin.
Chief Technology Officer
Flavio Heer is Zurich Instruments' CTO and co-founder. He is responsible for hardware development and intellectual property management. He is an expert in hardware design with a deep understanding of analog circuits and signal processing, and is passionate about applying his expertise to solving scientific challenges. Flavio earned his PhD from ETH Zurich, and he underwent management training at the University of St. Gallen.
Chief Operating Officer
Youssef Hautier is Zurich Instruments' COO and is responsible for finance, production, supply chain, and IT. He joined the company in 2022 and brought over 25 years of professional experience covering all aspects of operations in an international context. Youssef worked in a variety of industries that include the computing, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical sectors. He holds an MSc from EPFL and an EMBA from HEC Lausanne.
Adrian Messmer is Zurich Instruments' VP of HR. He joined Zurich Instruments in 2012; he previously worked at Philips Semiconductors, NXP, and ST-Ericsson as Development Manager for mobile communication platforms. With more than 25 years of experience in international high-tech environments, Adrian is a reference for people, project and change management. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Advanced Studies in Human Resources.
Research and Development
David Müller is Zurich Instruments' VP of R&D. He joined the company in 2022; previously, he was the Head of Corporate R&D Sensors & Electronics at Kistler Instruments and in the management of Supercomputing Systems AG. David is committed to bringing people together, to moving projects forward and to delivering innovative solutions in an ever-evolving market. He is also passionate about extending the limits of technical feasibility. David holds a PhD in High Energy Particle Physics and a degree in entrepreneurship.