Richard Lehtola


consultant name

Richard Lehtola Egon Zehnder, Helsinki


Richard Lehtola, Egon Zehnder's office leader in Helsinki, provides a full range of services from executive and board search to management appraisals and leadership consulting. Richard advises public companies, family businesses, and private equity firms on CEO succession and senior leadership development. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers, Information Technology Officers, Technology and Communications, Consumer, Financial Services, Services, CEO, and Private Equity Practices.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Richard was Director Business Development with Hackman Metos Oy in Kerava. Previous roles include Deputy CEO, Aldata Solution Oyj, in Vantaa; Development Director, Aldata, in Helsinki; Development Manager, Iltalehti, in Helsinki; and Research Scientist, VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland, in Tampere.

Richard earned a PhD Tech in Industrial Economics from Tampere University of Technology and an MSc in Economics (concentration in Accounting) from University of Tampere.

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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

Richard Lehtola Egon Zehnder, Helsinki