Lisa D. Zonino

New York

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Lisa D. Zonino Egon Zehnder, New York


Lisa Zonino, based in New York, is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Human Resources Practice and is active in the firm’s Financial Services Practice and Risk Management segment. She focuses on financial services, with experience across the human resources, finance, enterprise risk management, and operations functions. Lisa advises clients in talent strategy, conducts executive search and leadership assessment, and provides accelerated integration support to transitioning leaders.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Lisa had a twenty-five year career in banking. She was the Chief Human Resources Officer for CIT Bank, and held a number of senior roles in Risk Management at Morgan Stanley and Bankers Trust.

Lisa earned a BA in Economics and Psychology from Smith College and an MBA from New York University.

News and Publications

Do the Right Thing and Do It Well

What can CHROs do to enhance their HR function and take it to the next level? In a bid to answer this tough question we interviewed a number of CHROs at some of the world's leading companies renowned for their best-in-class HR practices.

The Wall Street Journal – Risk Experts on Bank Boards Must Be “Real Leaders”

Just over 40% of the top 35 US banks comply with Dodd-Frank Act requirements to have a qualified risk-management expert on their board and a separate risk committee, reports The Wall Street Journal citing a recent survey by Egon Zehnder.

Compliance Week – Boards Start To Take Cyber Security Seriously

With cyber-attacks on the rise, boards are starting to monitor cyber-security risks more closely. “As board members retire and roll off, they are replaced with new board members with more sophistication and deeper risk-management skill sets and experience,” notes Egon Zehnder consultant Lisa Zonino.

Compliance Week Companies Adopt “Cutting-Edge” Approach to Diversity

Disclosure of the final Dodd-Frank rules on how US companies assess and report diversity data are expected any day, reports Compliance Week.

Reuters and FMT News - Reuters – Banks Seek Senior-Level Risk Officers

Tougher banking regulations have boosted demand for compliance, risk and legal officers in an otherwise lackluster recruitment market, reports The Chicago Tribune.

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Risk Management Practice Profile

The recent economic crisis has forced financial institutions to take a critical look at how they manage risk.

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Lisa D. Zonino Egon Zehnder, New York