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Communications & Public Affairs Officers

In a world where corporate reputations can be built or destroyed in seconds, the value of effective stakeholder management is more important than ever before. The steward of that reputation — the Chief Communications/Public Affairs Officer or the Corporate Affairs Director — has new responsibilities that go far beyond the original specifications of that role. No longer simply a mouthpiece, this executive has quickly become one of the most critical parts of an executive team at a time when, according to the World Economic Forum, 25 percent of the market value of a company can be attributed to the strength of its reputation.

At Egon Zehnder, we think that this new Corporate Affairs Director is the most exciting, multifaceted profile to emerge within the C-suite in a long time, and we have deep expertise in both finding and developing these executives. Our pioneering work on potential has identified the types of traits that this new leader must possess in a digitally disrupted world where all boundaries have vanished. They must be empathetic, strategic, and adaptable; they must also be leaders who know how to align a corporate strategy with reputation and who can manage the dynamic conversation between an organization and its stakeholders. To be a trusted advisor to not just the CEO but the whole business, tomorrow’s CCO needs to go beyond functional expertise to be a true business leader. This is not an easy profile to fill; yet with our 68 global offices and consultants who come directly from industry, we have the ability to partner with you in finding the communications leaders of the future.

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Gizem Weggemans

Gizem Weggemans

London

Global Lead

Gizem Weggemans, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s HR Officers Practice as well as its Communications and Public Affairs Officers practices…

Jerome Hamon

Jerome Hamon

Paris

Jerome Hamon, based in Paris, advises corporations and private equity firms on leadership, recruitment, and talent management.

Lisa Barlow

Lisa Barlow

Paris

Lisa Barlow, a Franco-American based in Paris, co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Board Practice in France and is very active in the firm’s global Consumer…

Isabelle Langlois-Loris

Isabelle Langlois-Loris

Brussels, Luxembourg

Isabelle Langlois-Loris offers deep expertise in all talent matters, including executive and board searches, management appraisals, and leadership…

Joost Maes

Joost Maes

Brussels, Luxembourg

Joost Maes, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, founded and leads Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Practice. He is also active in the…

Pierre Cattoir

Pierre Cattoir

Brussels, Luxembourg

Pierre Cattoir leads the Technology Officers Practice in Europe and works with multinational clients on senior-level recruitment for technology…

Karel Baert

Karel Baert

Brussels, Luxembourg

Karel Baert, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Public and Social Sector practices.

Philippe Loewenstein

Philippe Loewenstein

Brussels, Luxembourg

Philippe Loewenstein, based in Brussels, advises clients on executive and board search, management appraisal, and leadership consulting.

Alison Beckett

Alison Beckett

London

Alison Beckett, based in London, plays a leading role in Egon Zehnder’s Energy and CleanTech Practice in Europe and is also active in the firm’s…

Simon Page

Simon Page

London

Simon Page is a trusted advisor on board performance, talent development, and the appointment and integration of senior executives.

Anthony Cavanough

Anthony Cavanough

London

Anthony Cavanough, based in London, leads executive search and leadership assessment, development and advisory projects for a wide range of…

Ingrid van den Maegdenbergh

Ingrid van den Maegdenbergh

Amsterdam

Ingrid van den Maegdenbergh is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in Amsterdam. She works on leadership projects at all levels, with special expertise…

Natascha van Boetzelaer

Natascha van Boetzelaer

Amsterdam

Natascha van Boetzelaer is a thought leader on all aspects of digital talent and organizations.

Nina Peters

Nina Peters

Malmö, Stockholm

Nina Peters, based in Malmö and Stockholm, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Products, Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods, and Family Business…

Karin Åge

Karin Åge

Stockholm

Karin Åge, based in Stockholm, possesses deep experience in the financial services and professional services sectors.

Jacob Rasin

Jacob Rasin

Stockholm

Jacob Rasin, based in Stockholm, is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Health and Private Equity practices in the Nordic countries.

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