Christian Schmidt

London, Johannesburg

consultant name

Christian Schmidt Egon Zehnder, London, Johannesburg


Christian Schmidt, based in London, focuses on the industrial sector, leading senior executive and board search for clients primarily in natural resources, engineering, machinery & industrial technology and process industries. Christian also leads Egon Zehnder’s Mining & Metals practice. In addition to C-level search, Christian has deep experience in leading cross-border leadership assessment and development projects for global clients. He is a core member in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development, Board and Industrial Practices. Functionally, Christian has led numerous CFO searches for both public and private companies.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Christian was a Manager at AT Kearney, based in London. With AT Kearney, Christian consulted a broad range of industrial clients with a particular focus on Operations, Supply Chain, and Procurement. Immediately before joining Egon Zehnder, Christian was an independent consultant to the automotive industry.

Christian earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MPhil from Oxford University, and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Mining & Metals Practice Profile

Mining has recovered much faster than the economy as a whole, with the strong and sustained growth of China and other expanding economies generating significant demand for a wide variety of minerals and metals.

consultant name

Christian Schmidt Egon Zehnder, London, Johannesburg