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Higher education is at a major inflection point. Large universities typically oversee billion-dollar budgets and an extensive intellectual property portfolio. At the same time, however, the university’s traditional business model of passive consumers choosing from a fixed menu of offerings is markedly out of step with the customer-centric, on-demand orientation that dominates larger and larger swaths of society. Matters are further complicated by the fact that the academic universe is a rankings-based environment that promotes continual competition, even for institutions at the top. This complexity requires leaders who can innovate amid uncertainty, work at scale, and unite a broad range of stakeholders with competing agendas.

At Egon Zehnder, our Academia and Education Practice works closely with boards of trustees and search committees to help them rethink evolving role specifications, organizational structures, and candidate pools. Our leadership solutions help great colleges and universities continue their mission while adapting to tremendous change.


Academia & Education Consultants

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

Neil Hindle

Neil Hindle

New York, Washington, D.C.

Neil Hindle, based in New York, was the former Lead for Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector Practice globally and has deep expertise appointing… Read more

Andrea Kilpatrick

Andrea Kilpatrick

New York

Andrea is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment and Sports Practice where she leads the firm’s work with “creators”. Partnering with the… Read more

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Boston

Dede Orraca-Cecil, based in Boston, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice where serves clients in the Media, Entertainment, and lifestyle… 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

Simon Page

Simon Page

London

Simon Page is a trusted advisor on board performance, talent development, and the appointment and integration of senior executives. Based in London… Read more

Anthony Cavanough

Anthony Cavanough

London

Anthony Cavanough, based in London, leads executive search and leadership advisory projects in the Services sector and for Private Equity backed… Read more

Xavier Leroy

Xavier Leroy

Paris, Sub-Saharan Africa

Xavier Leroy, based in Paris and Sub-Saharan Africa, advises on talent strategy, CEO succession, and board effectiveness for organizations in the… Read more

Annekee Hulshoff Pol

Annekee Hulshoff Pol

Amsterdam

Annekee Hulshoff Pol, based in Amsterdam, works closely with clients on executive and board search, management appraisal and leadership consulting… 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

Alin Adomeit

Alin Adomeit

Frankfurt

Alin Adomeit is part of the firm’s Health Practice in Germany. She has deep experience in therapeutics, health-care services, and academia. Read more

Gaëlle Boix

Gaëlle Boix

Geneva Office Leader

Gaëlle Boix is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder in Geneva and a core member of the firm’s Health, CEO and Board Practices. Read more

Lena Kilee

Lena Kilee

Berlin

Lena Kilee is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s global Health Practice and also a member of the digital team within the Tech Practice. Based in Berlin… Read more

Friedrich Kuhn

Friedrich Kuhn

Berlin

Based in Berlin, Friedrich Kuhn plays a key role in Egon Zehnder’s Health and CEO practices. He developed the Egon Zehnder Transformational Leadership… Read more

Eduen Mobayed

Eduen Mobayed

Middle East

Eduen Mobayed has been a trusted advisor to leaders in the MENA region for more than a decade. As a founding member of the firm’s Middle East… Read more

Dr. Laura Luelsdorf

Dr. Laura Luelsdorf

Middle East

Dr. Laura Luelsdorf leads Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector Practice in the Middle East and is an active member of our Healthcare Practice. Read more


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