Michael M. Meier Egon Zehnder, Düsseldorf
Michael Meier, based in Düsseldorf, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Chief Marketing Officers Practice. He advises multi-national, private equity-backed and family-owned companies across a range of industries spanning consumer, retail, industrial, services, and hospitality. Michael has deep experience in CEO and CMO succession, frequently leads non-executive director searches, and is a trusted advisor to boards and executive committees in senior leadership development as well on merger integration.More
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Michael gained extensive experience in brand management, sales, and strategic marketing. He was Vice President Brand Management for Hilti Corporation, Head of Marketing at Bertelsmann, and a project leader with BBDO.
Michael is the author of the German language book “Die Erfolgsgeheimnisse des Marketingmanagers – Die ungeschriebenen Gesetze auf dem Weg zum CMO” (“Secrets of Success for the Marketing Manager – the Unwritten Rules for Becoming a CMO”). He frequently publishes articles and is interviewed for his perspectives on marketing and commercial leadership, appearing in The Harvard Business Manager as well as in magazines such as Absatzwirtschaft and Horizont.
Michael earned a PhD and an MA from University of Munich and an MBA from the Open University Business School in the UK. He also attended universities in Scotland and France.