Johannes B. Wardhana


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Johannes B. Wardhana Egon Zehnder, Jakarta


Johannes Wardhana started his Egon Zehnder career in Singapore office before moving back to set up Egon Zehnder’s Jakarta office in 1998. From challenging times in the midst of the Asian Financial crisis, the Jakarta office is now the leading Executive Search Firm in the country. Johannes is a trusted advisor to multinational and Indonesian corporates on a full range of human capital needs, including talent acquisition, internal talent assessments, and talent retention strategies.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Johannes was Marketing Director at the Coca-Cola Company in Jakarta. Previously, he was with Procter and Gamble, first based in their US global headquarters and then serving as Brand Manager in Jakarta. Earlier, Johannes was a Lecturer at University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Economics. He also held sales and marketing positions with local Indonesian companies.

Johannes earned a BA in Economics from University of Indonesia and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

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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.

On the Verge of Globalization – Family Businesses in Emerging and Fringe Economies Face Special Challenges in Finding the Right Successor.

Away from the meta-national decision centers, family businesses in emerging and fringe economies need to continuously adapt their business models to the growing presence of globalization. Sometimes, this can mean they have less time or lack the necessary focus to optimize vital internal processes, such as top-level succession planning.

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Johannes B. Wardhana Egon Zehnder, Jakarta


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