Lisa Barlow


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Lisa Barlow Egon Zehnder, Paris


Lisa Barlow, based in Paris, leads Egon Zehnder’s Retail and Consumer Practice in France and is an active member of the firm’s global Consumer Practice. Lisa is bilingual and supports the recruitment and development of highly international senior executives, serving global clients in the consumer, retail, and service sectors. Lisa also advises management and supervisory boards on strategic issues such as leadership team effectiveness, CEO succession, and sustainability strategy. In addition to her leadership role within the Consumer Practice, Lisa also co-heads the Board Practice in France.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Lisa served in the Peace Corps in Senegal for three years, then pursued a career in strategy consulting, co-founding ASSET, a consultancy in San Francisco. She later became a partner at Mercer Management Consulting (Oliver Wyman), based in Europe, helping to open their Paris office in 1989.

Lisa earned an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Brown University. She attended the Lyçée Français de New York, among the most renowned bilingual French schools in North America, and earned a CEP from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

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.

Les Echos – Lisa Barlow & Philippe Compagnion – “Chief Platform Officer” – Tomorrow’s CEO

What will tomorrow’s CEO look like? In a society of independent consumer-producers acting via different, so-called collaborative platforms, it would undoubtedly be more appropriate to talk about a “chief platform officer” rather than a “chief executive officer” write Egon Zehnder consultants Lisa Barlow and Philippe Compagnion in the French financial daily Les Echos.

consultant name

Lisa Barlow Egon Zehnder, Paris


Lisa Barlow

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