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Egon Zehnder expands presence in Washington D.C. with office opening

NEW YORK – March 23, 2015 – Egon Zehnder, the world’s leading privately-held executive search and talent management consulting firm, today announced that it has opened a Washington D.C. office located at 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Manuel de Miranda will serve as the office leader.

“We have been actively operating in D.C. for many years, so we are already very much at home there,” said Greig Schneider, US Managing Partner at Egon Zehnder. “Our experience as a firm spans many sectors, very much like the diverse Washington D.C. ecosphere. The decision to open this office is formalizing a reality, rather than marking a new beginning.”

Manuel de Miranda is an integral member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice with a focus on aerospace and defense. For many years he led Egon Zehnder’s Human Resources Practice. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, de Miranda was Head of Strategic Marketing for Washington D.C. based Lafarge North America, the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the US. Previously, he held several roles with Shell International, working in Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe.

Under de Miranda’s leadership, the development and growth of the Washington D.C. office will be actively supported by Alan Hilliker, Kim Henderson and Neil Hindle. Alan Hilliker focuses on board consulting and CEO recruitments across industry sectors and also founded Egon Zehnder’s US Financial Services and Private Equity Practices. Kim Henderson is an experienced advisor to senior management teams and is active in Egon Zehnder’s Services Practice and Technology and Communications Practice. Finally, Neil Hindle leads Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector segment in the US, a focus that is well-aligned with the local D.C. market. Hindle is accomplished in appointing and assessing senior leadership and works closely with intergovernmental development organizations, NGOs, industry associations and regulatory bodies.

“Washington D.C. is a thriving and diverse economy,” said de Miranda. “We have an energetic and deeply experienced team in place that will allow us to further build our presence in this market and best support our existing clients in D.C. and beyond.”

About Egon Zehnder
Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder is the world’s leading privately-held executive search and talent management consulting firm with more than 400 consultants in 69 offices across 41 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, director search, board consulting, management appraisal, executive talent management and executive leadership development and integration services to many of the world’s most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder’s clients range from the largest corporations to emerging growth companies, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations. For more information:

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