Joost Maes, based in Brussels, founded and lead until recently Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Practice. Joost has held various leadership roles at Egon Zehnder, including chairing our Partners’ Meeting, and is a member of the firm’s Risk Committee. He works closely with clients seeking general counsels and compliance chiefs. Joost is also very active in our public affairs practice, primarily in Europe’s Capital. Joost handles a wide variety of assignments across multiple sectors including retail, consumer goods, hospitality, logistics, and construction.
More than ever before, the world needs good leaders: in business, in politics, and in society. It’s a fantastic privilege to be in a position to help organizations identify the right ones and support their personal growth.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Joost practiced corporate and M&A law at Linklaters (previously De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae) in Brussels and New York. He also taught corporate law at the University of Leuven.
Joost earned a degree in law from the University of Leuven, in Belgium, and a Masters of Law from the University of Virginia. He is very devoted to his partner and three children. He enjoys entertaining people by singing, playing the guitar and acting. Joost actively supports Anima Eterna, a world-class Belgian orchestra.