Janos Strohmayer Egon Zehnder, Budapest
János Strohmayer, office leader in Budapest, advises clients on broad-ranging talent matters, including leadership assessment and development, and succession planning. János covers all levels of senior management, starting at Board level. He focuses on financial institutions and brings significant experience in retail, corporate banking as well as risk management. János is also familiar with other industries such as consumer goods and media. His previous experience enables him to quickly relate a company’s strategy and performance aspirations to talent discussions, be it coaching and helping prepare executives for their new roles or, more strategically, discussing gaps in the leadership group to achieve objectives. János is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice, and is based in Budapest.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, János was Chief Transformation Officer at Intesa Sanpaolo’s Hungarian subsidiary, CIB Bank. Before this, he was Managing Partner for Hungary and a leader in the banking practice at McKinsey & Co., covering a wide area which included Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and Nigeria. While at McKinsey, János, who has always been passionate about learning, became a “learning leader”, covering two of the largest McKinsey trainings globally. Previously he worked extensively in strategy consulting, starting his career in Central Europe Trust, a hybrid investment banking/consulting boutique based in London and specialising in Central and Eastern Europe.
János has a graduate degree in Archival Sciences and Museum Administration, which makes him a lifetime Fellow of the Austrian Historical Institute at the University of Vienna, where he also obtained his Magister Philosophiae in History. He also has an MA in International Economics and International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He speaks Hungarian, German, English, French and Italian fluently, and is also proficient in Russian, and at a conversational level in Greek and Spanish.