Andreas J. Zehnder


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Andreas J. Zehnder Egon Zehnder, Zurich


Andreas Zehnder is based in Zurich and works across the firm’s Financial Services, Industrial, and Consumer Practices. His search work focuses on senior level executives (general managers, chief marketing officers, heads of sales, CFOs, etc.) and board members. Andreas has led Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice in Switzerland for several years. He personally concentrates on the alternative investments area including private equity, hedge funds and fund of funds, asset management, and family offices. Andreas is also active in the firm’s Family Business Advisory, serving as a trusted advisor on family business governance, succession planning, and family talent appraisals.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Andreas worked in strategy consulting with McKinsey & Company in Zurich and Paris as an Engagement Manager, advising clients on strategy, growth initiatives, and operations improvement plans. His earlier career was in advertising at Young & Rubicam Switzerland, advising clients on their marketing and communication strategies. While studying for his PhD in Law, Andreas worked with Citibank in the area of legal and investment management.

Andreas has a Masters in Law from the University of Zurich and a PhD in contractual law, also from the University of Zurich. He completed a two-year MBA at The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, in the US.

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Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

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For Better, for Worse

How to keep the family business vibrant across generations.

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Andreas J. Zehnder Egon Zehnder, Zurich


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