Thomas F. Allgäuer


consultant name

Thomas F. Allgäuer Egon Zehnder, Zurich


Thomas F. Allgäuer, the firm's office leader in Zurich, advises international clients in the Consumer industry on their most important people and succession decisions. His expertise includes the assessment, benchmarking and development of internal talents, psychometric personality assessments, potential assessment and prediction, integration support and international search for high-potential talents. His clients include some of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies, large players in Durable Consumer Goods, but also companies in the industrial space at large and in the medical devices and OTC sectors. Thomas is a core member in Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice, and he is active in the Health, Supply Chain, Chief Marketing Officers, Accelerated Integration, and Executive Assessment and Development Practices.


Prior to joining the Swiss team of Egon Zehnder, he worked in the firm’s Prague office and gained deep insight in talent issues in Central- and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Thomas was Area Manager Eastern Europe for Sandoz Agro AG, based in Vienna. Previously, he was Team Leader Global Operational Audit of Sandoz AG. Earlier, Thomas served as an officer in the Swiss Armed Forces.

Thomas earned a PhD and MA in Economics and Political Science from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

News and Publications

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.

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.

consultant name

Thomas F. Allgäuer Egon Zehnder, Zurich


Thomas F. Allgäuer

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