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Because the World Needs Great Leaders
We are the world’s leadership advisory firm, sharing one goal: transforming people, organizations and the world through leadership.
We know what great leaders can do, and we’re passionate about delivering the best leadership solutions to our clients. We’re proud of doing work that contributes to successful careers, stronger companies, and a better world.
Transform through Leadership

Working as One Firm, we bring our individual strengths together to form one powerful global team. We are uniquely positioned to bring our collective power to every client, every time.

Our purpose is to build trusted, long-term relationships with you and your organization — often spanning decades and the course of your career. As former business leaders, we’ve had direct experience with the challenges you encounter and can offer deep insights into your business.

We are a firm of equal partners with a common belief system of seamless collaboration and a spirit of generosity. We are built with a structure that supports partnership in the truest sense of the word and aligns our interests with yours.

We invite you to Experience True Partnership.

What we do

CEO Search & Succession

At Egon Zehnder, we have spent more than 50 years focused on chief executive leadership transitions all over the world. We recognize that the appointment of a CEO is not a one-time event, but rather a journey for the executive, board, company, and key stakeholders.

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Board Advisory

Shareholders and society as a whole now expect much more from boards of directors, as part of increased scrutiny of our institutions. In addition, there is a growing demand from senior executives for their boards to provide judgment and wisdom on how to “do things better,” taking advantage of global and technological opportunities while avoiding traps and ensuring growth and sustainability.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Practice works with clients across industries and regions to build diverse leadership teams in inclusive cultures by addressing recruitment, integration, and development practices for diverse talent.

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Leadership Solutions

Globalization. Convergence. Disruption. The demands on leadership have never been greater. This is why companies today want more than a consultant; they want to co-create customized leadership solutions in true partnership with trusted, long-term advisors.

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We believe in...

Treasuring closeness

Treasuring closeness

We value building long-term, trusted relationships with you and your organization—often spanning decades and the course of your career. Generosity and teamwork define our culture and inspire us.

Delivering impact

Delivering impact

We invest in deeply understanding your business, your people and your culture. As former business leaders, we have first-hand experience with the pressures you face. We co-create customized leadership solutions, ensuring that we bring the very best team to every project, every time.

Guiding with the truth

Guiding with the truth

Our work is based on seeking the right answer, not the easy answer. You can count on our honest perspectives, unvarnished advice, and timely responsiveness. We always put your interests first.   

Turning on our network

Turning on our network

Individually we are strong, but collectively we are stronger.  Working as One Firm, we are able to leverage our entire network across industries, sectors and practices, to bring you the best ideas, expertise and people.

Clients First…Only after dealing fully with our clients’ interests can we weigh what is the best interest of the Firm…Our commitment to ‘Clients First’ is a guarantee of the integrity of our advice.
Dr. Egon Zehnder

The Scale of Our Global Network

Our 450 consultants around the world are former business leaders. We have expertise working in startups, as corporate and non-profit functional leaders and as management consultants.

450 Solution Specialists


Solution Specialists

68 Offices



40 Countries



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To My Daughter

We first began writing to our daughters last year as part of Egon Zehnder’s Leaders & Daughters event series. We have received 160+ letters, with leaders including Judy Woodruff, Egon Zehnder Chairwoman Jill Ader, and others.

Join us by sharing your own letter.

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