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Leaders in Mining & Metals are adapting as their operating environments change. Today, they must equally serve as engineer, strategist, and diplomat. They must oversee value chains that have become much more dynamic and complex, manage stakeholders ranging from governments to traditional owners to environmental groups, and operate before a global media network that scrutinizes a company’s social license to operate.

Mining and metals production is critical to the global energy transition going forward. With an increasing need for the production of “green metals”, the industry is poised between growing to provide the resources we need to reduce the impact of fossil fuels and simultaneously transforming to ensure their own environmental impact doesn’t outweigh the gains.

To add to these challenges, the need to innovate, automate, digitize, and embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals is paramount. To thrive in the long term, Mining & Metals leaders will need to become ever more creative and sophisticated in how they structure their organizations, focus on the culture, collaborate externally, and interact with stakeholders and communities.

Who We Are

Our Mining & Metals consultants are former industry leaders, having worked at Vale, De Beers, Glencore, ABB, Incitec Pivot, Rio Tinto, Air Liquide, Pechiney and Ausenco, among others. We understand your unique challenges because we often faced them ourselves. Our industry experience also provides us with long-term relationships and invaluable access to candidates and industry intelligence.

We have one global P&L. We are as global as the industry we serve, reaching across borders for talent and ideas. As a result, we are incentivized to collaborate and harness all of our Firm’s resources to ensure our clients’ success. We tap into our Firm-wide network to offer creative solutions.

We create lasting leadership solutions. 86 percent of the leaders we place stay in their organizations for more than 5 years and more than 70 percent are promoted to more senior roles in the companies.

We see ourselves as an extension of your team. It matters just as much to us that the right leaders are in place in your organization. We aim to understand your culture and focus on internal development of current and future leaders. More than 80 percent of our clients work with us on an ongoing basis, thanks to our integrated approach.

We are committed to helping clients shape diversity, equity and inclusion strategies with lasting impact on their workforce, customers and communities in which they operate.

What We Do

Egon Zehnder’s Mining & Metals Practice works with many of the biggest companies in the industry globally, from leading public companies to global investors, industry associations, and privately backed miners, to help them rethink their talent requirements and organizational makeup to fit this evolving environment and to help cultivate leadership for a better world.

Our leadership solutions cover individual, team and organizational effectiveness, development and cultural transformation. These include both executive and board search; board advisory; CEO succession; and individual, team, and organizational assessment to unlock potential at all levels. We focus on your specific leadership needs, whether grappling with crises, building a culture of innovation and sustainability, managing talent in mergers and acquisitions, expanding globally, driving growth, or supporting benchmark studies to support your strategy.


Mining & Metals Consultants

Heloise Nel

Heloise Nel

Sub-Saharan Africa Office Leader

Global Lead

Heloise Nel is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Sub-Saharan Africa Office and leads Egon Zehnder’s Mining & Metals practice globally. Read more

Lauren Airdien-Davids

Lauren Airdien-Davids

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lauren Airdien-Davids is a consultant in Egon Zehnder’s Sub-Saharan Africa office. She is a trusted advisor to executives, with a focus on sustainable… Read more

Antonio Martínez Dalmau

Antonio Martínez Dalmau

Madrid

Antonio Martínez Dalmau, based in Madrid, helps clients in Europe and Latin America fill executive positions… Read more

Alessandra Tosi

Alessandra Tosi

Rome, Milan

Alessandra Tosi, based in Rome, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Energy & CleanTech and CHRO practices. With her wide-ranging general business… Read more

Stefano Scarpa

Stefano Scarpa

Milan

Stefano Scarpa, based in Milan, has deep expertise in CEO and CFO searches for industrial clients. He also guides executive search for finance… Read more

Rafael Altavini

Rafael Altavini

Zurich

Rafael Altavini draws on his passion for helping leaders, teams and organizations to define and live their purpose, and to become better. Read more

Murat Yesildere

Murat Yesildere

Istanbul

Murat Yesildere, based in Istanbul, provides a full range of services from executive search and board consulting to management appraisals… Read more

Cesy Cenudioglu

Cesy Cenudioglu

Istanbul

Cesy Cenudioglu, based in Istanbul, is an active Consultant for executive search, leadership capability building, team assessments, culture… Read more

Meriem Ould-Rouis

Meriem Ould-Rouis

Paris

Meriem Ould-Rouis is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Services and Leadership Advisory practices. She advises private or public investors… Read more

Boudewijn Arts

Boudewijn Arts

Brussels

Boudewijn focuses on CEO succession, C-level and Board searches for industrial and broader clients. He is an Executive Coach and passionate about… Read more

Karsten De Clerck

Karsten De Clerck

Brussels

Based in Brussels, Karsten De Clerck until recently lead Egon Zehnder’s offices in Belgium and Luxembourg and is active across the firm’s, Board… Read more

Isabelle Claus

Isabelle Claus

Brussels

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

Christian Spremberg

Christian Spremberg

São Paulo

Christian Spremberg, based in São Paulo, leads Egon Zehnder’s Board Practice in Brazil and its Industrial Practice in South America. Read more

Rogério Scatolini

Rogério Scatolini

São Paulo

Rogério Scatolini leads the Industrial Practice in Brazil. Based in São Paulo and active in Rio de Janeiro… Read more

Jochen Günnewig

Jochen Günnewig

Cologne

Jochen Günnewig is active in the firm’s Industrial, Services, Financial Officers, Supply Chain, and Board Consulting practices, in addition to the… Read more

Christian Schmidt

Christian Schmidt

London, Sub-Saharan Africa

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


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