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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…

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington DC

Kim Henderson, a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C., office, is active in the firm’s Consumer Practice and Services Practice.

Manuel de Miranda

Manuel de Miranda

Washington DC, New York, Lisbon

Manuel de Miranda founded Egon Zehnder’s Washington DC office, where he continues to serve as a trusted advisor to a range of clients in the U.S. and…

Amanda Roberts

Amanda Roberts

New York

Amanda Roberts, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Consumer Practice as well as the North American Communications and Public Affairs…

Neil Hindle

Neil Hindle

New York, Washington DC

Neil Hindle, based in New York and Washington D.C., leads Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector Practice globally and has deep expertise appointing…

Lex McGraw

Lex McGraw

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Lex McGraw is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Private Equity, and Financial Officers practices.

Martha Josephson

Martha Josephson

Palo Alto

Martha Josephson, based in Palo Alto, is the founder and leader of the global Digital segment of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications…

Marc Normandin

Marc Normandin

Montreal

Marc Normandin leads Egon Zehnder’s Montreal office. He recruits senior executives and independent directors in Quebec, Canada, and internationally.

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…

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.

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…

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.

Karsten De Clerck

Karsten De Clerck

Brussels, Luxembourg

Based in Brussels, Karsten De Clerck leads Egon Zehnder’s offices in Belgium and Luxembourg and is active across the firm’s Consumer, Board…

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