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The settling of oil prices, and the slow but inexorable shift to less reliance on hydrocarbons, has recalibrated the economics of energy. These developments have set off a large-scale transformation across the entire value chain as traditional energy producers, utilities, clean tech companies, and services firms restructure themselves and the relationships among them for this new world. Regardless of their place in this ecology, energy leaders must make their organizations more cost-effective and innovative while absorbing rapid change in technology, geopolitics, and stakeholder sentiment. This requires new, and different, leadership.

At Egon Zehnder, our Energy Practice works closely across the entire industry to support boards, CEOs, and their teams in creating personalized leadership solutions. Our command of shifting industry dynamics allows us to rethink the experiences and competencies needed around the boardroom table, on the executive committee, and in the leadership succession pipeline, and then to help companies identify, attract, and develop the talent they need to remain competitive. To do so, our consultants, hired from industry, draw upon their operating experience not just in energy but in technology and manufacturing. We also work closely with our colleagues in those and other sectors, such as Digital and Chemicals. Proprietary diagnostic tools, including our board effectiveness review, team effectiveness programs, and our potential model for assessing the ability to thrive in the face of change, help provide insight into the group dynamics and core personal qualities that create high-performing boards, teams, and leaders.


Energy & CleanTech Consultants

Roger Aguirre

Roger Aguirre

Houston

Global Lead

Roger Aguirre is a member of the Energy and CleanTech group in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice. Based in Houston, he has deep expertise in oilfield… Read more

Stefan Thiele

Stefan Thiele

Stuttgart

Global Lead

Based in Stuttgart, Stefan Thiele is Head of the global Energy Practice. He has a focus on Board and Executive searches as well as on Leadership… 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

Justine Gordon

Justine Gordon

New York, Houston, Sub-Saharan Africa

Justine Gordon leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Infrastructure Practice. She specializes in advising investment platforms at both the fund and portfolio… Read more

Manuel Waenke

Manuel Waenke

New York

Based in New York City, Manuel Waenke advises companies and organizations on key leadership challenges and executive recruitment. Read more

Edward Young

Edward Young

Boston

Based in Boston, Ed Young is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial practice with a special focus on utilities, power, and renewables. Read more

Alex Payne

Alex Payne

Boston

Based in Boston, Alex Payne is active in Egon Zehnder’s Energy and Industrial practices, and leads the North American Power, Utilities and Renewables… Read more

Bernhard Scholl

Bernhard Scholl

Miami Office Leader

Bernhard Scholl, Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Miami, leads the Global Chemical and Process Industries Practice. Read more

Ed Camara

Ed Camara

Miami, 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

Bertrand Paulet

Bertrand Paulet

Miami

Based in Miami, Bertrand Paulet is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice specializing in packaging & other process industries. Read more

Michele Moncrief

Michele Moncrief

Houston

Michele Moncrief, based in Houston, is a trusted advisor to clients on leadership assessment and development as well as board and executive search. Read more

Steven Goodman

Steven Goodman

Houston

Steve Goodman is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in Houston and previously led the North American Energy Practice. Today, he advises clients across… Read more

Todd Auwarter

Todd Auwarter

Houston

Todd Auwarter is a leader at the intersection of energy and private equity in Egon Zehnder’s Energy Practice and is active in the firm’s Industrial… Read more

Elias Margonis

Elias Margonis

Houston

Based in Houston, Elias Margonis is active across Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Supply Chain and Operations, Digital, and Internet of Things practices. Read more

Trent Aulbaugh

Trent Aulbaugh

Houston

A partner based in Houston, Trent Aulbaugh serves clients across the entire energy value-chain. He advises on senior executive search… Read more

Chris King-Sidney

Chris King-Sidney

Seattle, Vancouver

Based in Seattle, Chris King-Sidney is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial practice and, as a trusted advisor to clients… Read more


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Egon Zehnder has partnered with CERAWeek since 2015, convening an annual CEO Breakfast Panel that brings together top energy decision-makers from around the world… Read more

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A group of women directors of industrial boards share advice for how boards should think about hiring. Read more

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CERAWeek 2018 Leadership and Innovation

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Discussion Highlights from Egon Zehnder’s 7th Annual CEO Breakfast at CERAWeek 2018. Read more

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In recent years oil and gas companies have applied innovative technologies to make discoveries of vast new hydrocarbon resources. If only it were that… Read more

Leading in the New Energy Reality

Leading in the New Energy Reality

Cyclical market volatility will continue to be standard in the energy industry. An impending market rebound has many feeling cautiously optimistic, but the extended… Read more

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