Jennifer Dewar Thomas

Toronto, Calgary

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Jennifer Dewar Thomas Egon Zehnder, Toronto, Calgary


Jennifer Dewar Thomas, based in Toronto, leads Egon Zehnder’s Services and HR Practices in Canada. She is a trusted advisor to organizations seeking guidance for crucial activities such as executive leadership assessment and development and CEO, C-suite and board search. Jennifer serves clients across the services, private equity, industrial, financial services and consumer sectors with a specialization in CHRO/talent and digital leaders.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Jennifer was Head of Talent Management at Oliver Wyman, where she led the Americas’ talent management team for the core consultant group and was a member of the Global Human Capital Leadership Team. Previously, Jennifer was an Engagement Manager with Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management Consulting), based in Toronto. She worked closely with clients in North America, Africa, and Europe on strategy engagements across multiple sectors, including manufacturing, transportation, energy, financial services, and health and life sciences. Jennifer was also an Associate at Equity Africa, a fledgling social venture capital firm in South Africa.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada and then an MBA from London Business School. While studying at the latter, she participated in the international exchange program at CEIBS in Shanghai, China.

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Jennifer Dewar Thomas Egon Zehnder, Toronto, Calgary