Diederik Amery

Brussels, Luxembourg

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Diederik Amery Egon Zehnder, Brussels, Luxembourg

About

Diederik Amery, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, provides executive and board search, individual and team appraisals, and leadership development services. His particular focus is on financial services, technology and communications, and engineering environments. He is an active member of the global Financial Officers Practice and leads the local Private Equity Practice.

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Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Diederik worked for ABN AMRO around the world. His roles at ABN AMRO included Director of Equity Capital Markets (Rothschild JV) and Assistant to a Member of the Managing Board, based in Amsterdam, Vice President of Corporate Finance for Latin America, based in São Paulo, Assistant Vice President Project Finance, based in Amsterdam, and Credit Officer, based in Singapore.

Diederik has an MS in engineering, electrotechnics, and mechanics from the University of Leuven in Belgium, a Diplôme d'Ingénieur en économie et gestion from Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs in Paris, and an MS in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania. When not working, he enjoys long-distance running and spending time with family or friends. He also enjoys attending concerts and outdoor sports like diving, sailing, and skiing.


News and Publications

Time for Audit Committees to Step Up

The days when the main function of Audit Committees was to put a “stamp of approval” on companies’ financials are long gone. Heightened risk awareness and increased regulation means that Audit Committees must now take on a much more proactive role in detecting, understanding and acting on risk – be it financial, macroeconomic, regulatory, legal or cybersecurity-related.

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

Diederik Amery Egon Zehnder, Brussels, Luxembourg