Gilbert E. Forest


consultant name

Gilbert E. Forest Egon Zehnder, Boston


Gilbert E. Forest is the Americas Practice Leader for Egon Zehnder Health, a founding partner of the Boston office and core member of the firm’s Board Practice. Passionate about healthcare and science, Gilbert focuses his practice across pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and provider organizations. As a trusted healthcare consultant Gilbert advises Boards and CEOs on their Research & Development leadership succession and also actively works with senior academic leaders as they transition into high-level corporate roles. Gilbert spends significant time with his Board clients on Board recruiting and succession, executive search and recruitment, as well as accompanying clients on CEO and commercial leadership development.


Before joining Egon Zehnder, Gilbert was an attorney with General Motors Corporation’s legal staff, responsible for international alliances and joint ventures. He was also involved in a wide range of financial and commercial matters, including intellectual property, technology transfer and regulatory issues, including compliance and governance.

Gilbert earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from Laval University in Quebec City and his MBA from the University of Toronto.

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consultant name

Gilbert E. Forest Egon Zehnder, Boston