Joost Maes

Brussels, Luxembourg

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Joost Maes Egon Zehnder, Brussels, Luxembourg


Joost Maes, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, provides a full range of services from executive and board search to management appraisals and leadership consulting. With a legal background, Joost leads the firm's Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Practice and is often engaged in searches for general counsels, compliance chiefs, and senior public affairs executives. He also focuses on logistics, facility services, travel & hospitality, and retail leadership. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Joost practiced corporate and M&A law with Linklaters (previously De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae) in Brussels and New York. He also taught corporate law at the University of Leuven.

Joost earned a law degree from the University of Leuven, Belgium and a Masters of Law from the University of Virginia.

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.

Finding Your Next General Counsel: Understanding the New Demands of the Role

The powerful forces reshaping top corporate roles have also profoundly altered the position of General Counsel. It’s more complex, more demanding, and requires more leadership skill than ever.

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice Profile

We help you access and develop great legal talent: chief legal officers, law firm partners, general/specialist counsel, compliance chiefs, company secretaries and more.

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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Joost Maes Egon Zehnder, Brussels, Luxembourg