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Klaus Eberhard


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Based in Stuttgart, Klaus Eberhard is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice with particular focuses on automotive and mobility, machinery, construction as well as sports business. He is passionate about helping clients boost team effectiveness, manage the talent pipeline, and navigate the challenges of today’s increasingly fast-paced business environment.

In today’s dynamic world, excellent leadership is what makes the difference. Helping clients identify and develop capable leaders is what energizes me.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Klaus served as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Stuttgart and Vienna, focusing on strategy, organization, and transformation in the automotive, machinery & assembly, and defense industries.

Klaus earned a BA in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (including a semester abroad at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto) and an MA in strategy and international management from the same university before going on to complete a PhD (Dr. rer. Pol.) at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Outside work, he loves spending time with his wife and daughters and practicing swimming, skiing, and scuba diving.

Dr. Klaus Eberhard ist Berater im Stuttgarter Büro von Egon Zehnder und Mitglied der Industrie-Praxisgruppe. Er konzentriert sich auf die Automobil- und Mobilitätsbranche, den Maschinenbau, die Bauindustrie sowie auf das Sportbusiness. Klaus Eberhard unterstützt unsere Klienten beim Management ihrer Talent-Pipelines, bei der Weiterentwicklung ihrer Leadership-Kompetenzen und der Erhöhung der Schlagkraft, mit der ihre Führungsteams heutigen Herausforderungen begegnen.

In seiner früheren Position als Engagement Manager bei McKinsey & Company sammelte Klaus Eberhard Erfahrungen in Strategie-, Organisations- und Transformationsprojekten in der Automobil- und Maschinenbauindustrie sowie im Verteidigungssektor.

Klaus Eberhard hat Betriebswirtschaft sowie Strategie und Internationales Management an der Universität St. Gallen studiert. Seine akademische Laufbahn umfasste außerdem ein Auslandssemester an der Schulich School of Business in Toronto sowie seine Promotion an der WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Privat ist Klaus Eberhard ein begeisterter Taucher, Schwimmer und Skifahrer und verbringt so viel Zeit wie möglich mit seiner Frau und seinen Töchtern.

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