Hans Horn, based in Amsterdam, possesses deep experience across the global financial services sector and is a trusted advisor to key executives in the Netherlands and beyond. He also covers private equity, real estate, family enterprises, and the public sector. Hans serves clients with executive and nonexecutive searches, CEO succession, management assessments, and talent management. He is an active member of the firm’s Financial Services, Board Consulting, and CEO practices. Hans is particularly passionate about the evolving aspects of corporate governance and improving cooperation between the public and private sectors. He also runs the Dutch Board Academy and is on the faculty of training programs for Egon Zehnder consultants. In the past, Hans led the firm’s European Financial Service Practice and was the Leader of the Amsterdam office for more than eight years.
I believe that people deserve better leadership, and work to see that they get it by helping to put the right leaders in the right roles and continuously supporting their growth as professionals and individuals.
Hans’ last position before joining Egon Zehnder was Managing Director for Sales at Citibank, with responsibility for its transaction banking business, first in North America and later globally. Prior to that, he ran the bank’s corporate and investment banking business for consumer and pharma companies from New York before becoming the Chief of Staff for the bank’s board and vice chairman. He had joined Citibank’s Zurich branch to work for its Financial Institutions and World Corporate groups there. His first job was at Esso in South Africa as an economist.
Hans earned a BA and an MA in economics from Groningen University in the Netherlands and graduated from the Stanford Executive Program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a long-standing and active member of the Dutch-American Chamber of Commerce and leads its nomination committee. Hans is now taking courses to enhance his coaching skills. Outside of work, his many passions include friends, family, sports, music, international relations, and especially languages.