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Egon Zehnder Marks Fifth Year as IHS CERAWeek Strategic Partner

HOUSTON, February 24, 2016 - Egon Zehnder, a global leader in executive search and leadership advisory services, is a strategic partner for this year’s CERAWeek, the premier gathering of energy industry decision makers. The conference, which takes place in Houston, Texas, from February 22-26, is entitled “Energy Transition: Strategies for a New World” and will provide a platform for discussing the strategic, economic and geopolitical issues surrounding the current turbulence in the energy industry.

“The global energy sector is undergoing a transformation on many fronts,” said Carol SingletonSlade, who leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Energy Practice and North American Board Practice. “Today, energy leaders must chart a new course in the midst of uncertainty while maintaining the performance expected by investors. CERAWeek comes at a time when there is a collective need to take stock and exchange ideas and experiences.”

The current industry environment also highlights the role of the board of directors. “In challenging times like these, the ability of the board to provide real strategic counsel and advice to the CEO is critical to an organization’s success,” said Steve Goodman, a member of the Energy Practice who specializes in working with boards to evaluate and increase their effectiveness. “Successfully managing transformation is always a team effort—especially for the chief executive.”

As a strategic partner, Egon Zehnder will participate in panel discussions on leadership challenges in the energy industry, and also will host an invitation-only breakfast for chairmen, board members, and chief executive officers.

“History shows that while the energy industry is cyclical, the companies that endure and thrive are those who maintain a constant commitment to developing their leaders,” said Trent Aulbaugh, who leads Egon Zehnder’s Houston office. “CERAWeek provides an unparalleled opportunity for the industry to reaffirm its long-term commitment to people and talent.”

About Egon Zehnder

Since 1964, Egon Zehnder has been at the forefront of defining great leadership in the face of changing economic conditions, emerging opportunities and evolving business goals. With more than 400 consultants in 69 offices and 41 countries around the globe, we work closely with public and private corporations, family-owned enterprises and nonprofit and government agencies to provide board advisory services, CEO and leadership succession planning, executive search and assessment, and leadership development. For more information visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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