Anja Herrmann

New York

consultant name

Anja Herrmann Egon Zehnder, New York


Anja Herrmann, based in New York, supports clients in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice group, specializing in Retail, Luxury, Apparel and Digital Commerce. She brings broad experience in placing, assessing and developing executives across all functions in both traditional retail and digital commerce, with special expertise in the field of merchandising, buying and planning.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Anja was Vice President Direct-to-Consumer Global Buying at Tory Burch, where she led the company’s buying function globally. Previously, she held a variety of senior management positions at Gilt, including Vice President Merchandising and Vice President Sales, working across several categories and verticals. Earlier in her career, Anja worked in buying and merchandising roles for global luxury brands such as Dior, Ralph Lauren, and Prada. She has lived in the USA, Italy, France, the UK, Switzerland and Germany.

Anja has an MBA from Harvard Business School. She also holds a Master’s degree from the Community of European Management Schools and a Lic. Oec. HSG from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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consultant name

Anja Herrmann Egon Zehnder, New York