Mark D. Krymalowski


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Mark D. Krymalowski Egon Zehnder, Berlin


Mark Krymalowski, based in Berlin, focuses on executive search for senior digital leaders in consumer, technology and media companies. Mark serves global corporations, SMEs and startups.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Mark was Assistant Director and China Practice Leader with Altium Capital AG, based in Zurich. Previously, he was co-founder and COO of Asia Gateway, based in London, where he advised European companies on doing business in China. Earlier, Mark was a Political Analyst with Stern, Malkinson & Partners, based in Brussels.

Mark earned an MA in Business Administration from University of Cologne in Germany and participated in the International Exchange Program at London Business School.

News and Publications

Egon Zehnder Partners NOAH 2017

"Scale or Sink? How boards can help founders build their business” was the topic of a panel chaired by Egon Zehnder’s consultant Mark Krymalowski at Noah 2017 on 22 June 2017 in Berlin.

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.

The CEO as chief mediator and motivator

In many organizations digital transformation is already part of everyday life. Yet for employees this "change" isn't just something that takes a lot of getting used to – it's something that can often feel threatening, too.

Learning to make mistakes

Digital transformation calls for a whole new attitude to making mistakes. This can involve a radical culture change: In most German companies, for example, the principle of avoiding mistakes is deeply entrenched.

Energizing Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is stretching businesses to the limit. One of the main challenges is making the transition from rigid, hierarchical structures to the flexible, innovative forms that are needed today.

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A new DNA

To drive its transformation, every organization needs leading figures with digital DNA. These are people who can develop and implement business models grounded entirely in digital logic.

Identifying the right potential

Digital transformation is like a permanent revolution. It needs a CEO who can inspire both management and workforce with a clear vision – and managers at every level who can drive change forward independently and systematically.

The Digital Eureka Moment

The business sector has set out down the road to digital transformation. Most companies are now aware that digital disruption will strike to the very core of their business and that a revolutionary process is under way.

Gruenderszene – The True Value of International and Digital Talent

The value of international talent for start-ups is at the center of an interview conducted by Mark Krymalowski, consultant at Egon Zehnder in Berlin, with Gruenderszene, Germany’s leading digital newspaper.

consultant name

Mark D. Krymalowski Egon Zehnder, Berlin