Jörg Thierfelder


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Jörg Thierfelder Egon Zehnder, Hamburg


Jörg Thierfelder, based in Hamburg, leads Egon Zehnder’s Board Consulting Practice in Germany. He advises companies, including many family businesses, on recruiting and developing senior executives for management and board positions across the consumer, industrial, and services sectors. A lawyer by training, Jörg previously led Egon Zehnder’s global Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice and is frequently engaged in searches and management appraisals for general counsels, chief compliance officers, and law firm partners.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Jörg was an Attorney with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg and worked for some time as Counsel on Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Investments Team, based in New York. He started his career as a Management Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.

Jörg earned a PhD in Law from the University of Munich and also studied in Freiburg and Geneva. He is a certified leadership coach.

News and Publications

Compliance Manager - Compliance Officer: Personalities wanted!

Talking to Germany’s Compliance Manager magazine, Jörg Thierfelder explains that companies today are looking for “professionals who take compliance seriously, both as a standard of conduct and as a business factor.”

Where values can grow

How can music contribute to the development of leaders and organizations? What does leadership mean in today’s world? Egon Zehnder in dialogue with Kent Nagano.

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.

Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Professionalizing the Supervisory Board

In the current business environment, supervisory boards are responding to significantly higher expectations by professionalizing their operations. What are some of the steps boards can take in the quest for higher performance?

Audit Committee Quarterly – Building a Better Board: Beyond Brilliant Minds

Building a strong supervisory board involves more than just bringing together brilliant minds, write Egon Zehnder consultants Jörg Thierfelder and Michael Ensser in the latest issue of Audit Committee Quarterly.

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The Role of the General Counsel with the Board of Directors

Besides filling the traditional role, today’s top legal officer has become a key resource for corporate boards.

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.

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Jörg Thierfelder Egon Zehnder, Hamburg


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