Giovanni Adornetto

Angestellt, Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) / Senior Management Consultant, Grass & Partner AG

Basel, Switzerland


Known as: highly energetic
team oriented
and result-oriented
Recognized: as an influential and innovative drive
learning agile
accepted team member
leader and effective coach with excellent broad HR
driven Human Resource professional with 8+ years o
employee relations
talent & performance
Change & organization management
Demonstrates sound business acumen and judgment wi


Professional experience for Giovanni Adornetto

  • Current 3 years and 3 months, since Feb 2021

    Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) / Senior Management Consultant

    Grass & Partner AG

    Leadership of the Basel office for Northwestern Switzerland and for the successful implementation of high quality coaching in Best-, In- & Outplacement as well as leadership coaching.

  • Current 5 years and 6 months, since Nov 2018

    HR Leader, Director

    Feldschlösschen Getränke AG
  • 1 year and 7 months, Apr 2017 - Oct 2018

    Associate Director HR Switzerland, Member of the Management Group

    Mepha Schweiz AG / Teva

  • 1 year and 11 months, May 2015 - Mar 2017

    Senior HR Manager

    Mepha Schweiz AG / TEVA

  • 4 months, Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

    HR Business Partner

    Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

  • 1 year and 5 months, Aug 2013 - Dec 2014

    Head University Marketing & Temp Employments, Education & Service Manager

    Novartis Pharma AG

    Lead the local cross functional & cross divisional HR function for HR Marketing & Temporary Employments to make it a center of excellence and to ensure you Talent Pipeline

  • 3 years and 3 months, Jun 2010 - Aug 2013

    HR Process Expert & Service Manager

    Novartis Pharma AG

  • 2 years and 3 months, Oct 2007 - Dec 2009

    Business Analyst HR

    Novartis Pharma AG

  • 1 year and 2 months, Aug 2006 - Sep 2007

    Junior SAP HR Consultant

    Steria Schweiz AG

    Project associate, Built up Support for ESS & MSS Portal, Training conception, development & excecution of Trainings

  • 5 years and 1 month, Jun 2001 - Jun 2006

    IT Consultant & Trainer

    UBS AG

    Project associate, Trainer of new associates, course instructor, Coach of team members, Communication specialist and -trainer (enhancement of conversation quality & efficiency)

  • 2 years and 7 months, Jul 1998 - Jan 2001

    Student Jobs as e.g. Data Typist, Archivist, etc.

    Various Contractor Companies

Educational background for Giovanni Adornetto

  • 2 years and 1 month, Oct 2014 - Oct 2016

    University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

  • 7 years and 1 month, Oct 1998 - Oct 2005


    University of Basel

    Organisation, Change Management, Leadership and Human Resource Master thesis: „Umbrella brand under the aspect of the emotional psychological distance“


  • German

    First language

  • Italian

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Spanish



Sport: swimming and playing tennis; reading (particular psychology and economics books
but broad interest in literature)
playing guitar
carnival of Basel

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