Isabelle Langlois-Loris

Brussels, Luxembourg

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Isabelle Langlois-Loris Egon Zehnder, Brussels, Luxembourg


Isabelle Langlois-Loris, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, provides a full range of services from executive and board search to management appraisals and leadership consulting. Isabelle formerly led Egon Zehnder’s global Human Resources Practice. Her particular focus is in insurance, financial services, and consumer goods.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Isabelle was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, based in Brussels, engaged in strategic consulting, business process reengineering, and integration projects. Earlier, Isabelle was a Consultant with Mercer Management Consulting (previously Strategic Planning Associates), based in Paris, where she worked primarily with banking and energy clients.

Isabelle earned a Masters in Commercial Engineering at the Solvay School of Economics and Management of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

News and Publications

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 Outstanding HR Executive: The Value of a Business Line Role

What is the impact of having served in a line role versus spending one’s entire career in HR? Which path is more likely to result in stronger leadership competencies?

The Outstanding HR Executive: The Impact of Experiences on the Development on Competencies

What experiences are most useful for developing the competencies that characterize outstanding HR executives? Serving on the Executive Committee? Working abroad?

The Outstanding HR Executive: Identifying Opportunities for Improvement (Part 1)

This is the first installment in a four-part series of Executive Briefings about the competencies exhibited by top Human Resources executives.

Fostering the fittest

An expertise on the role of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Which CHRO is right for your company?

Toward the best of both worlds: business savvy and functional mastery.

The human touch

Isabelle Langlois and Thomas Hammer on the rising demands facing the human resources function.

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Isabelle Langlois-Loris Egon Zehnder, Brussels, Luxembourg