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Egon Zehnder Names Rachael De Renzy Channer Global Head of Sustainability

The newly created role marks one of the first formal sustainability leader appointments in the top five global executive search and leadership advisory firms

ZURICH, July 27, 2022 — Rachael De Renzy Channer has been appointed the Global Head of Sustainability of Egon Zehnder, the world’s leadership advisory firm.

Based in London, De Renzy Channer has led the global Sustainability Practice Group at Egon Zehnder for the past three years, helping organizations around the world develop their cultures, teams, and leaders to be forces for good. She co-authored the Firm’s recent sustainability report, which surveyed hundreds of leaders globally on the state of sustainability in their organizations. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, De Renzy Channer led strategy in several companies, including Schneider Electric. Earlier in her career, she served in the British Army for 12 years, where a large part of her military career was spent focusing on leadership and development. 

“Our Firm has been committed to creating a more sustainable world for years, and Rachael will bring greater visibility, alignment, and commitment to our Firm’s purpose, which is Leadership for a Better World,” said Edilson Camara, CEO of Egon Zehnder.

In her role as Global Head of Sustainability, De Renzy Channer will lead Egon Zehnder’s impact efforts, ranging from regional to global sustainability initiatives, to driving DEI transformation, to connecting with other organizations to improve our shared world. “Egon Zehnder, like many other organizations, is on a sustainability journey. We are learning that our own progress is deeply connected to a change in mindset and motivation that must come first,” De Renzy Channer said. “Sustainability is never about ticking boxes, but about driving forward a more inclusive and sustainable world. This change starts from within, and I am happy to continue this journey with our Firm in this new role.”

About Egon Zehnder

Egon Zehnder is the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, inspiring leaders to navigate complex questions with human answers. We help organizations get to the heart of their leadership challenges and offer honest feedback and insights to help leaders realize their true being and purpose. Our 560 consultants across 62 offices and 35 countries are former industry and functional leaders who collaborate seamlessly across geographies, industries, and functions to deliver the full power of the Firm to every client, every time. 

We believe that together we can transform people, organizations, and the world through leadership. 

For more information, visit egonzehnder.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

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Martin Klusmann, Global Marketing Co-Lead
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