Management Team

CEO: Dr. Sadik Hafizovic

Sadik Hafizovic has been the CEO of Zurich Instruments since the incorporation of Zurich Instruments in 2008. Today Sadik focuses on running Zurich Instruments, driving business development and product design. In the founding years of Zurich Instruments, he was also responsible for digital signal processing and graphical user interfaces.
Sadik earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich after completing his education in Germany and Japan. He is an expert in digital signal processing and was a successful business owner before he founded Zurich Instruments.

CTO: Dr. Flavio Heer

Flavio Heer is the CTO of Zurich Instruments and a member of the founding team. Flavio is responsible for technology development, innovation, supply chain management and finances. He is a key contributor to Zurich Instruments's hardware.
Flavio, a physicist by education, accumulated circuit-design know-how during his PhD and as a group leader at the ETH Zurich. He is a specialist in analog circuit design and signal processing.

VP R&D: Adrian Messmer

Adrian Messmer is Zurich Instruments' Vice President of Research and Development. Adrian joined Zurich Instruments in 2012 and is in charge of the management of Zurich Instruments's R&D and Zurich Instruments's HR.
Previously Adrian worked at Philips Semiconductors and ST-Ericsson as Development Manager for mobile communication platforms. During the past 15 years he has built up considerable experience in project, people and change management. Adrian holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Human Resources.

VP M&S: Stephan Koch

Stephan Koch is Zurich Instruments' Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Stephan joined Zurich Instruments in 2009 and leads a team of people around the world in charge of Zurich Instruments's Marketing and Sales.
He can look back on 15 years of experience in the development and marketing of semiconductor chips for the cellular system solutions market. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA.

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