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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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Chemical & Process Industries Consultants

Peter Flueckiger

Peter Flueckiger

Zurich

Global Lead

Peter Flückiger leads the Global Chemical and Process Industries segment of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice. He also advises clients in the… Read more

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. Read more

YaoSong Chen

YaoSong Chen

Washington, D.C.

Yao Chen, based in Washington DC, advises automotive and machinery companies on C-suite succession and board consulting. Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Martin Juhn

Martin Juhn

New York

Martin is a leader in the Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice & key member of the Technology Practice. Read more

Tim McNicholas

Tim McNicholas

Boston

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

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

Lisa Blais serves on Egon Zehnder’s Board of Directors and leads the firm’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the… Read more

Grant Clayton

Grant Clayton

Atlanta, Palo Alto

Grant Clayton is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Atlanta office and Head of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers practice in the U.S. Grant… Read more

James Stark

James Stark

Atlanta

James Stark, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers, Industrial, and Board Consulting practices. He is passionate about… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Karl Alleman

Karl Alleman

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Karl Alleman is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Executive Committee and formerly led the firm’s US Practice. Read more

Jason Hecker

Jason Hecker

Chicago

Jason Hecker leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Chief Marketing and Growth Officers Practice and is a leader of the company’s Food Segment. Read more

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… Read more

Mateus Panosso

Mateus Panosso

Miami

Mateus Panosso is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice, specializing in the chemical and construction industries and helping clients navigate… Read more


Thought Leadership | Chemical & Process Industries

Finding Talent in Downturns and Uncertain Times

Finding Talent in Downturns and Uncertain Times

Uncertainty in the chemical industry requires companies to take a proactive approach to stay competitive—one that increasingly relies on people. Read more

Escaping

Escaping "Pilot Purgatory"

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

In 2016, nearly 200 transactions, with a value of more than $90 billion, took place in the chemical industry, and 2017 may well surpass… Read more

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

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

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

Bauer Business Focus – Energy Companies Recruit More Tech Leaders

Bauer Business Focus – Energy Companies Recruit More Tech Leaders

Energy companies are finally starting to take IT seriously, says Egon Zehnder consultant Trent Aulbaugh in an interview with Bauer Business Focus. Read more

The Chemical Talent Crisis

The Chemical Talent Crisis

Every chief executive and board member in the chemical industry is facing the same chronic talent shortage, unable to find enough rising stars at… Read more

Building a Leadership Pipeline in the Chemical Industry in India

Building a Leadership Pipeline in the Chemical Industry in India

Egon Zehnder recently organized a roundtable discussion (on May 27, 2013) in Mumbai with some of the senior professionals in the Chemical Industry in… Read more

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