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A foundational shift is under way in the global health space, thanks to continuous disruptions and groundbreaking innovations. Legacy organizations are embracing change, testing novel business models, and creating new opportunities. At the same time, new players from technology, consumer products, services, and other sectors are entering the enormous global health marketplace, unburdened by conventional business models.

In this new world of convergence, health systems in both established and emerging markets are seeking new ways to meet the demands of diverse populations. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly difficult to draw lines separating technology, science, and medicine. Information and technology-enabled consumers are also fueling change, disrupting traditional ties between life-science companies, providers, payers, and patients.

This means that companies need a new kind of leadership. At Egon Zehnder, our Health Practice finds and develops leaders from across industries and geographies with the ability to catalyze change across an entire organization. With our global reach of 63 offices and deep industry experience, we are able to actively advise organizations that are breaking new ground and realigning for this new patient-centric health model.


Health Consultants

Emanuela Cancogni

Emanuela Cancogni

Milan

Global Lead

Based in Milan, Emanuela Cancogni is the Global co-Leader of the Health Practice. Read more

Kevin Jia-Ven Lai

Kevin Jia-Ven Lai

Singapore

Global Lead

Kevin Lai, based in Singapore, is the Global Health Practice Co-Leader. He is deeply experienced within the health sector, with more than 16 years of… Read more

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Washington, D.C.

US Lead

Jessica Watson is one of the co-founders of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, DC office and currently leads the firm’s Health Practice for the Americas… Read more

Christina Ng

Christina Ng

Washington, D.C.

Based in Washington, D.C., Christina Ng is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice and Public & Social Sector Practice. A seasoned senior leader and… Read more

Bhawana Malhotra

Bhawana Malhotra

New York

Bhawana Malhotra, based in New York, is a core leader in our Global Healthcare Practice and also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Culture Practice. Read more

Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher

New York

Peter Gallagher, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Chief Supply Chain Officer Practice for North America and is also a core member of our Health… Read more

Sergio Della Zassa

Sergio Della Zassa

New York

Sergio Della Zassa is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice in New York. Read more

Benito Cachinero

Benito Cachinero

New York

Benito Cachinero-Sánchez, based in Philadelphia, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Solutions and Human Resources Practice Groups. Read more

Kshitij Mohta

Kshitij Mohta

New York

Kshitij Mohta, based in New York, operates at the intersection of Health and private equity, working with both growth equity and large buy out firms… Read more

Lee Wrubel, MD

Lee Wrubel, MD

New York

Lee Wrubel, based in New York, is Co-Lead of the Global Healthcare Research and Development Group and works broadly with organizations driving… Read more

Dan Phelan

Dan Phelan

New York

Dan Phelan is a Senior Advisor at Egon Zehnder. He draws on over 40 years’ experience as a senior executive and board director to counsel clients. Read more

Tim McNicholas

Tim McNicholas

Boston Office Leader

Tim McNicholas is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office and leads our Human Resource practice in the United States. Read more

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, was Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016 and served several years on the firm’s Board of… Read more

Kate Strayer-Benton

Kate Strayer-Benton

Boston

Based in Boston, Kate Strayer-Benton is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Health Practice. Having spent her entire career both in and serving the… Read more

Marwa Zohdy

Marwa Zohdy

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Marwa Joy Zohdy is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s global Health Practice. Read more

Michael Sheehy

Michael Sheehy

Chicago

Mike Sheehy, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Health Practice, partnering with clients across the healthcare spectrum to help them… Read more

Case Studies

Redefining Health Leadership

See how we help companies at the forefront of change and convergence build successful leadership teams.

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Thought Leadership | Health

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From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Tosan Boyo

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Tosan Boyo

Five leadership traits identified by our work with the healthcare leadership advisory experts as crucial for tackling healthcare disparities. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Christina van Houten

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Christina van Houten

Christina Van Houten, CEO of Equity Quotient, discusses how healthcare leaders can leverage data to reduce healthcare costs, improve patient outcomes, and drive sustainable… Read more

The Changing Face of Leadership in China’s Medtech Sector

The Changing Face of Leadership in China’s Medtech Sector

China’s medtech industry is facing complex new challenges. To meet them, companies need to cultivate adaptable and diverse leaders who can shape local solutions. Read more

From Adaptive to Progressive: Forward-Looking Pharma Services Leadership

From Adaptive to Progressive: Forward-Looking Pharma Services Leadership

Our recent attendance at the CPhI: At the Heart of Pharma conference in Barcelona has left us deeply inspired and energized, certain that leadership… Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — David Lubarsky

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — David Lubarsky

David Lubarsky discusses the power of collaboration and how health equity can bridge social gaps. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Omar Lateef

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Omar Lateef

Omar Lateef shares how the health system became a pillar for underserved communities in Chicago and is chipping away at the death gap. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Maulik Joshi

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Maulik Joshi

Maulik Joshi, President and CEO of Meritus Health, discusses the importance of having a quality improvement mindset in health equity. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Thomas Jackiewicz

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Thomas Jackiewicz

Thomas Jackiewicz, President of the University of Chicago Medical Center, shares strategies for achieving health equity and building trust in local communities. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Joseph Betancourt

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — Joseph Betancourt

Joseph Betancourt, President of the Commonwealth Fund, explores how health leaders can drive positive health equity outcomes. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — David Ansell

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare — David Ansell

David Ansell shares how leaders can inspire action throughout the organization to deliver on health equity goals. Read more

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare

From Clarity to Courage: Five Leadership Traits and Competencies to Drive Equity in Healthcare

Five leadership traits identified by our work with the healthcare leadership advisory experts as crucial for tackling healthcare disparities. Read more

Less Technical, More Versatile: How Life Sciences services organizations are reshaping the Chief Commercial Officer role

Less Technical, More Versatile: How Life Sciences services organizations are reshaping the Chief Commercial Officer role

Reshaping the Chief Commercial Officer Role in Life Sciences Services. Discover the key to competitive success. Read more

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