Karel Baert

Brussels, Luxembourg

consultant name

Karel Baert Egon Zehnder, Brussels, Luxembourg


Karel Baert, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, provides a full range of services from executive and board search to management appraisals and leadership consulting. Karel is particularly active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Public & Social Sector Practices. He regularly serves multilateral organizations on a global basis.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Karel was Managing Director Postbank and General Manager Retail with the Belgian Post Group. Previously, he held several management positions in corporate and retail banking with Deutsche Bank, while based in Belgium and Germany. Karel started his career as an attorney with Loeff Claeys Verbeke (now Allen & Overy) in Brussels.

Karel earned a Master in Law from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and has participated in the Foreign Lawyers Program of the DAAD in Tübingen, Düsseldorf, and München, Germany.

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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

Karel Baert Egon Zehnder, Brussels, Luxembourg