José Fernando Calderón


consultant name

José Fernando Calderón Egon Zehnder, Bogotá


José Fernando Calderón, based in Bogotá, serves clients across the Andean Region (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela), providing a full range of services from executive and board search to management appraisal and leadership consulting. He works across multiple sectors, but is especially active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice, which he co-leads in Latin America, and in the firm’s Health Practice and Consumer Practice. He is often engaged in CEO succession and CEO search assignments for family businesses, privately-owned companies, and publicly listed corporations.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, José was the Managing Director of Socimer, an investment banking boutique. Previously, he was a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, based in Sao Paulo and Bogotá, where he led strategy, operations, and organization projects for financial services and consumer clients across South America. José started his career as a Key Account Manager at Citibank in Bogotá.

José earned degrees in Economics and Law from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, his alma mater.

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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.

consultant name

José Fernando Calderón Egon Zehnder, Bogotá