Mathilde Cazenave


consultant name

Mathilde Cazenave Egon Zehnder, Paris


Mathilde Cazenave, based in Paris, is deeply experienced in luxury, fashion and retail. She is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice, providing a range of services including executive search, board search, leadership assessment and development, and leadership consulting.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Mathilde was a successful senior leader in the luxury and fashion industries, where she developed expertise in strategy, branding, multi-channel marketing, retail operations, and corporate finance. At Marc Jacobs International in Paris, Mathilde was Senior Vice President of Retail and Franchise for Europe and Middle East. Earlier, while based in New York, she created Marc Jacobs International’s Global Operational Marketing department (including Visual Merchandising, CRM, Training). Earlier, she spent a decade at Louis Vuitton and at LVMH Fashion Division in roles spanning retail operations, finance, and corporate strategy. Mathilde started her career as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where she focused on the consumer goods and luxury industries.

Mathilde earned an MA in Business Economics with a major in Finance from école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.

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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

Mathilde Cazenave Egon Zehnder, Paris