Hugo Nanninga


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Hugo Nanninga Egon Zehnder, London


Hugo Nanninga, based in London, provides a full range of services from executive and board search to management appraisals and leadership consulting. Hugo’s areas of particular focus include legal professionals executive search across Europe and financial officers executive search in the UK. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals, and Financial Officers Practices.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Hugo was an Associate in the Corporate practice at the law firm Clifford Chance LLP, based in Amsterdam, where he advised clients on cross-border public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures, restructurings, and corporate governance.

Hugo earned an LL.M. (Master of Laws) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and an MBA from London Business School.

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.

The Group HR Director — Navigator of New Worlds

In a business environment characterised by rapid change and high levels of ambiguity and uncertainty, where the ability to mobilise talent is perhaps the greatest differentiator of corporate performance, the role of the Group HR Director has become more critical than ever before.

What We Heard – A New General Counsel for a New World

What kinds of skills do general counsels need today? This article builds upon Egon Zehnder’s presentation at its Annual European General Counsel event in Paris on March 29 and 30, 2017.

consultant name

Hugo Nanninga Egon Zehnder, London