Based in Zürich, Switzerland

Hanneke Frese is an executive coach to senior professionals and an independent consultant supporting global organization with strategic Human Resources projects. Hanneke regularly works as an executive coach on programs offered by the INSEAD Global Leadership Center (Fontainebleau and Singapore campus). In addition, she is active in the field of think tanks and focuses on trends that shape the future of work.
Hanneke established her own consultancy in 2005 after gaining extensive strategic and operational human resources experience at business and corporate levels in global financial services organizations like Citibank (1972-1995) and Zurich Financial Services (1999-2005) where she was Head Group Capabilities and Member of the Group Management Board.
Hanneke dedicates a considerable amount of her time to volunteer activities on various advisory boards, accreditation processes for international business schools and organizations that support the development of young professionals. As a founding member of the International Human Resources Community in Switzerland she actively supports HR professionals to benefit from a unique learning network which has close to 300 members.

Hanneke studied languages at the State University of Antwerp, Belgium and obtained a degree in Human Resources Management at the Foundation for Training and Social Welfare Work in Amsterdam. She is a graduate of the International Teaching Program (IMD-2007), obtained a diploma in Clinical Organizational Psychology (INSEAD-2010), was awarded certification in the Immunity-to-Change Coaching Certification Program (Harvard-2011) and obtained an Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change (Insead-2012).

Hanneke is a Dutch national living in Zürich (Switzerland). She has lived and worked in The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the USA and is fluent in English, Dutch and German.