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Experience true partnership as you bring leadership to the boardroom

Shareholders and society as a whole now expect much more from boards of directors, as part of increased scrutiny of our institutions. In addition, there is a growing demand from senior executives for their boards to provide judgment and wisdom on how to “do things better,” taking advantage of global and technological opportunities while avoiding traps and ensuring growth and sustainability.

At Egon Zehnder, we welcome this higher level of scrutiny and stand ready to work with you as partners in building the best boards of directors possible. Through more than 400 international board-consulting assignments annually, we have accumulated insight on a broad range of topics that boards will encounter. Our experience goes well beyond executive search to build on nearly 50 years of learning how board directors can have the greatest impact, both individually and collectively.

We take particular pride in our deep experience helping boards of directors source and develop leadership talent, both on the board and in CEO succession projects. With 63 global offices in 37 countries, we are able to identify, assess, and develop director candidates all over the world. The collective expertise of our consultants — all of whom had significant careers in business before coming to our firm — allows us to better understand and anticipate your talent requirements in this area. Our wide reach also enables us to be creative when it comes to talent solutions; you can expect to meet candidates who don’t show up in traditional databases and who bring diversity of all kinds.

Our board work has three main components. With each of them, we leverage our unique global reach and equal partnership model to make sure that everything we do has a singular focus: bringing better leadership to the boardroom. We invite you to experience true partnership as you build a more effective board.

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Board Directors & Chairs Consultants

Ashley Summerfield

Ashley Summerfield

London

Global Lead

Ashley Summerfield leads Egon Zehnder’s global Board Consulting Practice. He is a trusted advisor to scores of prestigious clients around the world… Read more

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

US Lead

Lisa Blais serves on Egon Zehnder’s Board of Directors and leads the firm’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the… Read more

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C.

Olli Laurén serves as Managing Partner in Washington D.C. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice. Read more

Charles Gray

Charles Gray

New York

Charles “Chuck” Gray, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice in North America and is an active member of the Private… Read more

Alan Hilliker

Alan Hilliker

New York

Alan Hilliker, based in New York, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Board Consulting and CEO practices. Read more

Anne-Claire Monod

Anne-Claire Monod

New York

Anne-Claire Monod is a sought-out advisor to industrial businesses who has developed trusted relationships with Fortune 500 corporations as well as… Read more

Lena Triantogiannis

Lena Triantogiannis

New York

Lena Triantogiannis co-leads Egon Zehnder’s partnership with Mobius Executive Leadership as well as its global Accelerated Integration practice. Read more

Al Prieto

Al Prieto

New York, Miami

Al is based in our New York and Miami offices and leads CEO succession and board advisory engagements for companies across a broad range of industry… Read more

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office and leads the firm North American Software practice.  He is a trusted… Read more

Carol Kauffman

Carol Kauffman

Boston

Carol Kauffman works with leaders across the globe to help them close the gap between their intent and their impact. A lateral… Read more

Dick Patton

Dick Patton

Boston

Dick Patton leads Egon Zehnder’s global CEO Practice. He partners with clients on CEO succession, advisory, and search, in addition to providing board… Read more

Arnaud Tesson

Arnaud Tesson

Boston, New York

Arnaud Tesson, based in Boston, leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Asset Management Practice and helps clients navigate that industry’s ongoing transformation. Read more

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta

Ian Bolin, based in Atlanta, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Automotive and Mobility Practice. He is a trusted advisor to clients across the globe and has… Read more

Glenn Zweig

Glenn Zweig

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Glenn Zweig is active in Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity, Technology, Consumer and Financial Officers practices. Read more

A. Rory Finlay

A. Rory Finlay

Chicago

Angus (Rory) Finlay, based in Chicago, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice. In these times of dynamic industry change and disruption… Read more

Jennifer Pack McDill

Jennifer Pack McDill

Chicago

Jennifer Pack McDill, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice. She is a trusted advisor to clients… Read more


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Italian NEDs Need to Focus Boards on Medium-Term Strategies, Despite COVID-19

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Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part Two

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Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part One

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Board Leadership in Times of Crisis

Board Leadership in Times of Crisis

A digital gathering with Board Members from major companies in Mexico. Read more

COVID-19: A True Test of Board and CEO Leadership

COVID-19: A True Test of Board and CEO Leadership

How Boards are handling emergency succession planning, communicating with management and investors, and planning for the future. Read more

Get On Board: The Latino Impact

Get On Board: The Latino Impact

To showcase top Latina and Latino talent, LCDA and Egon Zehnder co-launched a video series featuring nine distinguished Latino and Latina board directors. Read more

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Get on Board: The Latina Impact

Women are gaining board seats, but Latinas are left out. We’ve got an action plan to change that. Read more

Defining the Role of the Senior Independent Director (SID) on Boards

Defining the Role of the Senior Independent Director (SID) on Boards

We gathered a group of 14 senior independent directors to discuss the role and its related challenges. Read more

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Listen to this podcast and discover how to be a champion of board effectiveness. Read more

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Nominating and governance committee chairs weigh in on how the boards should handle ESG. Read more

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Board Effectiveness Reviews: What the Board Can Learn from Looking in the Mirror

In the last decade, the oversight responsibilities of the board have taken on a new level of complexity. Disruptive business models can come from… Read more

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