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Chemical and Process Industries

After years of strong returns, the chemical and process industries face a period of turbulence: slowing growth in China and elsewhere, a post-consolidation reshuffling of product portfolios, and unpredictable changes in feedstock cost and availability. But there are many opportunities as well, most notably in the promise of digital to increase productivity across the entire organization, from procurement to sales and marketing.

To lead in this environment, boards and senior executives must master supply chains, processes, costs, and sales and marketing and have the vision to build partnerships and place high-risk bets on fast-moving markets and emerging technologies. This change means that companies must rethink the talent they need and their recruitment, development, and compensation strategies.

At Egon Zehnder, we are proud to be home to the chemical and process industries’ preeminent leadership advisory practice. Our clients range from small specialty firms to global enterprises and are publicly held, privately backed, and family-owned. Our team of experts understands — from personal experience and ongoing conversations with senior leaders like you — the challenges the industries now face.

We help companies transform their business by assessing and developing leaders who can instill a culture of both innovation and personal and professional growth. We work closely with you to optimize board performance, manage organizational transformation, and plan CEO and senior executive succession. The length of our client relationships, some of which have lasted for more than two decades, gives us a long-term perspective to transformational leadership solutions. We look forward to building the same long-term partnership with you.

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Peter Flueckiger

Peter Flueckiger

Zurich

Global Lead

Peter Flückiger, based in Zurich, leads the Global Chemical and Process Industries segment of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice.

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C.

Olli Laurén serves as Managing Partner in Washington D.C. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice.

Anne-Claire Monod

Anne-Claire Monod

New York

Anne-Claire Monod is a sought-out advisor to industrial businesses who has developed trusted relationships with Fortune 500 corporations as well as…

Diana Fox

Diana Fox

New York

Diana Fox, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Chemical and Process Industries Practice with a specialization in chemicals, agribusiness…

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

Lisa Blais leads Egon Zehnder’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Boston Office…

Michael Portland

Michael Portland

Chicago

Michael Portland is a member of Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices and has deep expertise in CEO and C-suite succession, executive…

Hinesh Patel

Hinesh Patel

Chicago

Hinesh Patel, a senior-consultant based in Chicago, is deeply experienced in general management for global companies, with particular strengths in…

Edilson Camara

Edilson Camara

Chicago, Toronto

Based in Chicago, Edilson Camara is Egon Zehnder’s Chief Executive Officer. Drawing on his deep experience in natural resources and heavy industry…

Bernhard Scholl

Bernhard Scholl

Miami

Bernhard Scholl, Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Miami, leads the North American Chemical and Process Industries segment of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial…

Francisco Sagredo

Francisco Sagredo

Toronto

Francisco Sagredo believes that the best way to effect change at the macro level is to have highly capable, engaged, and empowered individuals in…

Marc Normandin

Marc Normandin

Montreal, Calgary, Toronto

Marc Normandin is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner for Canada. Based in Montreal, he draws on his international experience when advising companies on…

Christian Schmidt

Christian Schmidt

London, Johannesburg

Christian Schmidt, based in London, focuses on the industrial sector, assisting clients in natural resources, process, and manufacturing industries…

Benoît Duthu

Benoît Duthu

Paris

Benoît Duthu recognizes that today’s global industrial leaders must find creative uses for complex and sensitive information.

Boudewijn Arts

Boudewijn Arts

Brussels, Luxembourg

Based in Brussels, Boudewijn focuses on CEO succession, senior-level leadership development, board effectiveness consulting…

Isabelle Claus

Isabelle Claus

Brussels, Luxembourg

Isabelle Claus is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial and Human Resources practices. Based in Brussels, she is a trusted advisor to clients on…

Jochen Günnewig

Jochen Günnewig

Düsseldorf

Jochen Günnewig is the Leader of Egon Zehnder’s office in Düsseldorf, Germany, and he’s active in the firm’s Industrial, Services, Financial Officers…

Thought Leadership on Chemical and Process Industries

Finding Talent in Downturns and Uncertain Times

Finding Talent in Downturns and Uncertain Times

Sustainability

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Escaping

Escaping "Pilot Purgatory"

Digital

Many chemical enterprises have implemented pilot programs as a way of taking the first steps toward digital transformation. But the conversations we have with… Read more

The Transformational Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions

The Transformational Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions

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Solving the Chemical Talent Crisis: Everyone’s a General Manager Now

Solving the Chemical Talent Crisis: Everyone’s a General Manager Now

Industrial

Recently, I outlined the current talent crisis in the chemical industry, in which pipeline and succession challenges have hit just as the industry undergoes… Read more

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