Bernhard Scholl


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Bernhard Scholl Egon Zehnder, Miami


Bernhard Scholl, based in Miami, focuses on the chemical and agro-chemical industries and leads the firm’s Chemical and Process Industries Practice in North America. Bernhard advises leading industrial companies on board and CEO succession, executive team effectiveness, board effectiveness, and leadership development. He works mainly on inter-regional mandates covering Europe, North America, and Latin America, with a strong emphasis on executive and general management positions, including supply chain leadership and CMOs.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Bernhard was a Global General Manager at Cabot Corporation, based in Switzerland, where he led a global business unit in the plastics industry. He was previously Business Manager with Rohm and Haas (currently Dow Chemical), managing various chemical businesses in Latin America, the US, and Europe.

Bernhard earned a BS in Finance and Economics from Babson College, an MS in Politics and Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

News and Publications

Food Processing – Food Industry Disruption Spells Opportunity for Ingredients Companies

The combination of 3G Capital’s ongoing acquisitions, margin pressure from discounters like Aldi and Lidl and the expectations of activist investors has thrown consumer packaged goods companies in the food space squarely on the defensive. Most have reacted by going into cost-cutting mode, slashing entire layers of marketing and R&D talent from their organizations.

The Transformational Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2016, nearly 200 transactions, with a value of more than $90 billion, took place in the chemical industry, and 2017 may well surpass that pace. But what are the implications of having these transactions play such a large role in reshaping the industry?

Solving the Chemical Talent Crisis: Everyone’s a General Manager Now

Recently, I outlined the current talent crisis in the chemical industry, in which pipeline and succession challenges have hit just as the industry undergoes its most dramatic set of changes in a generation. There is no single path out of this dilemma, but the first step is to parse the ways in which the industry has become more complex.

The Chemical Talent Crisis

Every chief executive and board member in the chemical industry is facing the same chronic talent shortage, unable to find enough rising stars at the director and VP level to fill the succession plans for soon-to-retire GMs, country managers and CEOs.

consultant name

Bernhard Scholl Egon Zehnder, Miami