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Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with two distinctive aims: Place the interests of our clients first, and lead our profession in creating value for our clients.

Egon Zehnder is the world’s leading privately held executive search and talent management consultancy with more than 400 consultants in 69 offices across 41 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, board search and advisory, CEO succession, family business advisory, as well as leadership assessment and development to the world’s most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder’s clients range from the largest corporations to emerging growth companies, family and private-equity controlled entities, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations.

As a firm, we are:


Egon Zehnder is a true professional services firm, passionately devoted to your success, ethical in our actions, and meticulous in our methods. Doing what is right is at the heart of how we work.


We develop deep and meaningful knowledge of your challenges, offer honest guidance, and provide true support. Nurturing long-term relationships with clients allows us to better understand your needs, be positively proactive, and stay practically focused on what really matters to you.


All of our consultants have significant business careers prior to joining our firm, and all have post-graduate degrees. Many are multi-lingual, having worked or studied across the globe. Our consultants are backed by outstanding research professionals and a proprietary information technology platform. We work in teams to combine cutting-edge, world-class research capability with the rich insights and sound judgment of our worldwide network of experienced consultants to provide you with outstanding quality of information and consistently superior value.


Our consultants generally stay with the firm for many years. We have deep trust in one another. We operate as a single firm and share compensation, enabling us to build authentic long-term personal relationships with clients, candidates and each other, beyond the incentive of personal gain. The power of these trusted networks places the insight and resources of our entire firm at each consultant’s fingertips, so we can bring you much more value than meets the eye.

Client Focused

Unlike the traditional model of search consulting, we charge a fixed fee for our assignments. That means our only incentive is to deliver what’s best for you. Our fixed-fee policy frees us to be diligent, thorough, and completely unbiased, able to assess internal and external candidates on an equal basis and facilitate hiring negotiations with no conflict of interest.

Committed to Diversity & Inclusion

As a truly global, equal partnership comprising individuals from both genders at all levels and including many cultures, languages, and beliefs, we have a deeply personal appreciation for the value of diversity for us and for our clients. At heart we believe that diversity of perspectives and viewpoints leads to better decisions, more creativity, and overall better business. At Egon Zehnder, a diversity mindset permeates everything we do, and we aim to help our clients meet their D&I objectives in every way we can. Read the full text of our Commitment to Diversity at

Proud of Our Heritage

When Egon P.S. Zehnder decided to found his own firm in 1964, his vision was to deliver uncompromisingly professional search with absolute discretion to meet the needs of each individual client. Read our Firm History at

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CEO of Egon Zehnder

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Chairman of Egon Zehnder

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