Edwin Smelt Egon Zehnder, Amsterdam
Edwin Smelt, based in Amsterdam, brings multiple years of experience in senior level executive and board search with a focus on international industry and services clients. He is a sought after consultant and advisor to international leaders in restructuring cases, management assessments, and succession planning. Edwin is active in Egon Zehnder’s CEO, Industrial, and Services Practices and co-leads the firm’s global Diversity Council.More
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder International, Edwin was in commercial and general management positions with the Royal Dutch Shell Group, based in London with regional shareholder responsibility for the Central American, Caribbean and Mexico region. Previously, he had P&L responsibility for the Commercial Road Transport segment. Earlier in his career, Edwin was in oil trading in Rotterdam and worked in commercial management positions for Shell in Asia and South America.
Edwin serves on the Supervisory Board of SOS Children Villages in the Netherlands.
Edwin earned a BA in Economics at Free University Amsterdam and an MBA from University of Delft Interfaculty in the Netherlands. His graduate studies included electives at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the University of Michigan in the US.