As Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory Practice Global Co-leader, German assists families, owners, and managers in navigating the challenges of leadership, succession, and governance across generations. Our Family Business Advisory Practice works closely with family members and owners to create an environment conducive to driving the best people decisions in their specific context. German also works closely with boards and CEOs on succession strategies, recruiting, assessing, and retaining leadership talent. German focuses on the broad industrial sector, which includes manufacturing, business-to-business services, and energy companies across the Americas. He established and led the firm’s Miami office for nine years, working closely with multinational companies, family-owned businesses, and private equity firms. He also played a foundational role in opening the firm’s office in Bogotá, Colombia.
I enjoy helping people achieve their larger purpose, see past the day-to-day, become better leaders, and be happier.
Before working at Egon Zehnder, German managed new business development efforts at Promigas, a diversified telecommunications, energy, and natural gas conglomerate in Colombia. Previously, he was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company’s Andean Pact Office, where he led strategy, operations, and organization engagements in industrial, oil and gas, and other sectors. German began his career as a Program Manager at International Paper Company, where he was responsible for leading productivity and operations improvement projects for manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.
German has a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University. He loves spending time outdoors with family and friends. Currently, German is on the Board of Trustees of the Pan American Development Foundation, which works to promote economic opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean.