Christoph Wahl


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Christoph Wahl Egon Zehnder, Berlin


Christoph Wahl, based in Berlin, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Services Practice. He is deeply experienced across transportation, travel and hospitality and is a trusted advisor to professional services and technology services organizations. Christoph counsels international clients in CEO succession and conducts global-reach executive search for a range of leadership roles including CEO, COO, CCO, executive chairman, head of strategy & planning, and head of supply chain management.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Christoph was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, based in Berlin/Zurich, where he worked with transport, travel, logistics, and aviation industry clients across Europe, Africa, and the US, developing broad knowledge in organization design as well as large-scale change programs. Christoph started his career as a project manager and scientific assistant at the Institute for Operations Research in St. Gallen, Switzerland, focusing on distribution logistics and inventory control.

Christoph earned an MA in Business Administration at University of Augsburg and a PhD in Management Science from University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland.

News and Publications

Airline Business – Diversity Plays Defining Role in Airline Success

What defines the commercial success of global airlines? A recent industry study by Egon Zehnder highlights the growing role played by diversity in boosting the bottom line of airlines.

Forbes Magazine – Greater Diversity Can Boost Bottom Line for Global Airlines

The global airline industry needs to embrace diversity, reports Forbes magazine in an article based on a recent report by Egon Zehnder.

The Independent – How Airlines Can Boost Bottom Line With Leadership Diversity

Young low-cost carriers will continue to outperform their rivals unless older airlines break their “mono-male” culture and embrace diversity, reports The Independent, citing the results of a recent Egon Zehnder study.


How Profit Flies on the Wings of Inclusion

In many respects the global airline industry appears to be flying high. Profit margins are up, load factors are at record levels, and fuel costs are down. But those benefits are unevenly distributed, varying widely by region, type of carrier, and individual airline.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Professional Networking in Digital Times

Digitalization and globalization are changing the face of networking, write Egon Zehnder consultants Berthold Leube and Christoph Wahl in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Flying Higher in Stormy Weather: Developing the New Leaders for Aviation Success

Over the past year Egon Zehnder has conducted an extensive research project involving direct interviews with more than 25 CEOs of major airlines around the world, and with leading industry thinkers. Our findings speak to a new competitive landscape.

HR in the Aviation Industry: Time to Develop a New Generation of Leaders

At a time of great uncertainty and rapid change in many industries, aviation stands out as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors in the global economy.

Global Passenger Airline Market: Five Megatrends and their Implications for Talent Management

The airline industry is facing a number of global challenges. Kokkong Chan, Egon Zehnder, Sydney, and Christoph Wahl, Egon Zehnder, Berlin, summarize these challenges and their implications for talent management.

Travel & Hospitality Practice Profile

Despite advances in communication technologies, people will always need and want to travel.Today’s travelers are supported by a huge services industry that continuously strives to enable a cost-efficient and convenient travel experience.

Professional Services Practice Profile

Today’s business climate could hardly be more challenging. Global capital markets have been in a state of turmoil since the financial crisis in 2008.

Services Practice Profile

The Services Practice at Egon Zehnder expertly supports B2C and B2B firms, systematically building the talent pipeline with highly skilled, visionary leaders.

consultant name

Christoph Wahl Egon Zehnder, Berlin


Christoph Wahl

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