Birgit van Kalleveen


consultant name

Birgit van Kalleveen Egon Zehnder, Amsterdam


Birgit van Kalleveen, based in Amsterdam, focuses on supporting clients in the Consumer and Life Sciences sectors, across all aspects of talent management, from succession planning and executive search, to management appraisals and leadership development. Birgit is a core member of the global Health and Consumer Practices.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Birgit worked for Johnson & Johnson Medical, where she was in charge of a medical devices division in the Benelux and led digital (eBusiness/eCommerce) and other strategic initiatives. Birgit worked in the US as Marketing Manager for a Silicon Valley B2B internet start-up, and as an advertising agency Account Executive in Chicago, focusing on telecommunications clients. Her love for the Consumer sector grew during internships at McGraw-Hill and Procter & Gamble.

Birgit studied Economics at the Vienna University of Economics (WU) in Austria, and earned an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

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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.

consultant name

Birgit van Kalleveen Egon Zehnder, Amsterdam