Emanuela Cancogni


consultant name

Emanuela Cancogni Egon Zehnder, Milan


Based in Milan, Emanuela Cancogni is a trusted advisor to clients in the health, media, and digital sectors and deeply involved in the development of Egon Zehnder's new Digital Health Practice. She conducts professional and portfolio-related professional, executive, and nonexecutive director searches in the private equity space. Emanuela also specializes in management appraisal and leadership development.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Emanuela was a manager for Bain & Company in Italy, France, and Luxembourg. She led strategy and organization projects in growth and turnaround contexts across multiple sectors, with a particular focus on consumer goods. Earlier, Emanuela did an internship at the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection in Brussels.

Emanuela earned a degree in economics (with honors) at Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA (also with honors) at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In her private life, she is devoted to her family and young son and also loves to mentor students and new colleagues.

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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

Emanuela Cancogni Egon Zehnder, Milan