Axelle Sznajer, based in London, leads the UK Financial Services Practice and leads Egon Zehnder’s activities around tech-enabled services and FinTech in Europe. She works with publicly traded and privately owned companies, helping them to meet talent management needs related to technology, digital transformation, and innovation. Axelle’s work as a key member of the firm’s Financial Services and Information Technology practices includes executive and board searches as well as management appraisals and leadership development consulting at the C-suite and board levels. She also advises startups.
My work is about connecting people and opportunities. I enjoy bringing a different perspective to each conversation and helping people and organizations grow.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Axelle was the Head of Business Development at Cisco Capital Asia Pacific & Japan while being based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Before that, she was involved in financing large telecom and infrastructural projects as an Associate on CSFB’s global project finance team in Hong Kong and as an Assistant Director of ANZ’s structured finance team in Singapore. Axelle began her career at Morgan Stanley London working in investment banking, M&A, and debt capital markets.
Axelle earned an MSc in business and engineering from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. She loves travelling to explore different cultures and civilisations and also supports educational and social welfare charities. Axelle lives in London with her husband and two sons.