Dr. Alexander Linder

Employment History

From 1999 to 2018, Dr. Alexander Linder held various management positions at Daniel Swarovski Corporation AG, most recently as Vice President Corporate Brand, Consumer & Market Intelligence.  Since 2019, he has been an expert supporting AristoDeLuxe, a provider of executive search services, consulting, and training for sales in the luxury/premium segments.

Main Focuses

Dr. Linder has in-depth expertise and many years of practical experience in customer insight and premium sales operations.  He is an expert in market research, strategic marketing, and customer experience management in the premium retail business-to-customer environment.  Dr. Linder actively follows the latest developments in this area, for instance with respect to digital technologies.

Educational & Academic Background

Dr. Linder successfully completed his studies in business administration at the University of St. Gallen with the licentiatus oeconomiae (lic. oec. HSG) and a doctorate at the University of Zurich. In his doctoral thesis, he dealt intensively with online data analytics.

Dr. Linder shares his extensive knowledge and practical experience in the field of consumer behavior as an external lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden in Chur, Switzerland.  Moreover, he regularly writes articles on marketing and market research issues.

Core Functional Expertise

March 2021

‘Best Management Consultants 2021’: T. K. Hamann among the top 3 consultancies for sales, after sales, and CRM

The 2021 ranking ‘Beste Unternehmensberater [Best Management Consultants]’ by the German business magazine brand eins and the business data portal Statista has just been published.


T. K. Hamann takes a top position in this with a shared second place in the field of ‘Sales, After Sales, CRM’.  In addition, we are honored for the sector ‘Auto & Suppliers’ and the functional area ‘Strategy Development’.


We are grateful to all our clients, the entire team, and business partners who have worked with us since our founding in late 2016.  Together, we will continue to consequently pursue quality leadership in our disciplines.

For this year’s ranking, 2,334 colleagues determined the best management consultancies according to their perception by industry and functional practice area.  Subsequently, assessments were obtained from the clients.  For this purpose, 1,100 senior executives were provided with a list of the recommended consultancies for each industry and work area clients via online survey; another 234 senior executives (Head of Strategy, Head of Business Development, etc.) from DAX, M-DAX, S-DAX and Tec-DAX companies were specifically invited to participate in the survey.