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Insurance comprises a substantial portion of Egon Zehnder’s market-leading Financial Services Practice, with more than 50 consultants stationed across all major financial hubs in the world. We conduct approximately 270 assignments annually — nearly half of which are searches for CEOs or board members — and currently work with 7 of the 10 largest global institutions, supporting our partners in search and leadership development.

Given the global nature of today’s insurance industry, a high percentage of our assignments involve extensive cross-border collaboration — a situation for which our One Firm model is uniquely equipped to deliver distinctive results. Our incentive system encourages collaboration over regional silos, bringing a unified approach to the client while leveraging our global network for local market expertise.

Transformation has been a recurring theme across all sectors of financial services. The rich history and traditional legacy of the insurance industry, in particular, leaves it most vulnerable to disruption. Our practice has noted a meaningful increase in the recruitment of Chief Transformation Officers, as well as assignments supporting clients’ shifts to digital channels, with the accompanying need to rethink IT and cybersecurity capabilities.

To this end, one of our key objectives in the insurance sector is to bridge the gap between large institutions and the FinTech players emerging in adjacent spaces. Many of the skill sets necessary to position insurance for the coming decade (e.g., a new generation of data analytics) may not currently reside within the industry; some may best be sourced through partnerships rather than traditional hiring.

Because we hire exclusively from industry, combined with our global reach across 63 offices and 36 countries, we are confident in our ability to partner with your firm to address the challenges ahead.


Insurance Consultants

Hayley Angus

Hayley Angus

Toronto, Vancouver

Global Lead

Hayley Angus co-leads Egon Zehnder’s global Insurance practice, placing at the executive and Board level. Read more

Iva Piombini

Iva Piombini

London

Global Lead

Iva, based in London, is the Co-Leader of the Global Insurance Practice at Egon Zehnder working across Executive and Board engagements. Read more

Neil Hindle

Neil Hindle

New York, Washington, D.C.

Neil Hindle, based in New York, was the former Lead for Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector Practice globally and has deep expertise appointing… Read more

Sandeep Gupta

Sandeep Gupta

Boston

Based in Boston, Sandeep Gupta is an active member in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Insurance practice. Read more

Kathryn Rogers

Kathryn Rogers

Boston

Based in Boston, Kathryn Rogers is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services practice and leads the Asset & Wealth Management Practice in… Read more

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Atlanta, New York

Eric Anderson, based in Atlanta, serves as the Global Co-Head of the Technology Practice and is a trusted advisor to clients on board governance… Read more

Gabi Carvalho

Gabi Carvalho

Miami

Gabi Carvalho co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Financial Services Practice focusing on Payments, Retail Banking, FinTech and Insurance. Read more

Arun Dhingra

Arun Dhingra

Dallas

As the Global Head of Egon Zehnder’s CFO & Audit Chair Practice, Arun enjoys working with Boards and CEOs to recruit, assess and integrate CFOs… Read more

Ricardo Sunderland

Ricardo Sunderland

San Francisco

Ricardo Sunderland, based in San Francisco, is a Transformational Coach with Egon Zehnder. His life’s purpose is to help leaders connect to and manage… Read more

Jennifer Dewar Thomas

Jennifer Dewar Thomas

Toronto

Jennifer Dewar Thomas, based in Toronto, leads Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice in Canada. She is an expert in CEO succession and C-suite… Read more

Valerie Spriet

Valerie Spriet

Toronto

Valerie is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Global Leadership Advisory and Board practices.  Valerie has deep expertise in CEO succession… Read more

Benoît-Carl Coulombe

Benoît-Carl Coulombe

Montreal, Toronto

Benoît-Carl Coulombe, based in Montreal, is a core member of our Global CFO Practice Group and spends much of his time recruiting CFOs and other… Read more

Daniel Doria

Daniel Doria

Mexico City, Monterrey

Based in Mexico City, Daniel Doria is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health, Consumer Products, Professional Services, and Financial Services practices. Read more

Raphaël Czuwak

Raphaël Czuwak

Paris Office Leader, France Leader

Raphaël Czuwak is Managing Partner for Egon Zehnder in France. Previously, he led the Firm’s Insurance and Asset Management segments… Read more

Clarisse Toutée

Clarisse Toutée

Paris

Clarisse Toutée has spent her career building long-term relationships with financial services (banking, asset management, insurance), real estate… Read more

Art Avdeev

Art Avdeev

Paris

Art Avdeev advises clients across a range of industries in Europe and emerging markets worldwide. In addition to senior search projects… Read more


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