Based in London, Sophie Hanson has deep experience in CEO succession, C-suite and Board succession projects. Her focus is on the consumer sector with a broad knowledge of retail, having co-founded and led the firm’s global Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods practice from 2009-2019. Sophie is also a certified Executive Coach with extensive experience in leadership development work. Her clients include quoted and private equity-backed companies as well as family businesses.
Thriving in a complex world of constant change and ever-increasing velocity takes a special kind of leader. I care about helping great talent become the inspiring leaders they want to be.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sophie was Director of Marketing and Business Development for Stella McCartney. Previously, she was Marketing Services Director at Alfred Dunhill and the Director of Fragrance Marketing at Guerlain within the LVMH Group. In her early career, Sophie held a variety of marketing roles at Revlon.
Sophie has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Barnard College at Columbia University.