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Academia & Education

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.

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Xavier Leroy

Xavier Leroy

Johannesburg

Xavier Leroy, based in Johannesburg, advises on talent strategy, CEO succession, and board effectiveness for organizations in the natural resources,…

Gaëlle Boix

Gaëlle Boix

Geneva

Gaëlle Boix is based in Geneva and coleads the firm’s European Health Practice. She focuses on health care and serves clients across pharma,…

Raimund Steiner

Raimund Steiner

Vienna

Raimund Steiner has deep expertise in board search, management appraisal, and leadership and organizational consulting.

Alin Adomeit

Alin Adomeit

Frankfurt

Alin Adomeit leads Egon Zehnder’s office in Frankfurt and is part of the firm’s Health Practice in Germany. She has deep experience in therapeutics,…

Isabelle Claus

Isabelle Claus

Brussels

Isabelle Claus is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial and Human Resources practices.

Karel Baert

Karel Baert

Brussels, Luxembourg

Karel Baert, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Public and Social Sector practices.

Joost Maes

Joost Maes

Brussels, Luxembourg

Joost Maes, based in Brussels and Luxembourg, founded and leads Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Practice. He is also active in the…

Anthony Cavanough

Anthony Cavanough

London

Anthony Cavanough, based in London, leads executive search and leadership assessment, development and advisory projects for a wide range of…

Simon Page

Simon Page

London

Simon Page is a trusted advisor on board performance, talent development, and the appointment and integration of senior executives.

Gizem Weggemans

Gizem Weggemans

London

Gizem Weggemans, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s HR Officers Practice as well as its Communications and Public Affairs Officers practices…

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,…

Friedrich Kuhn

Friedrich Kuhn

Berlin

Based in Berlin, Friedrich Kuhn plays a key role in Egon Zehnder’s Health and CEO practices.

Lena Kilee

Lena Kilee

Berlin

Lena Kilee is a member of the digital team within the Technology & Communications Practice at Egon Zehnder.

Jörg Ritter

Jörg Ritter

Berlin

Jörg Ritter, based in Berlin, coleads Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory Practice and is active in the firm’s CEO and Board Consulting practices.

Inge Berneke

Inge Berneke

Copenhagen

Inge Berneke advises international industry and services clients as well as private foundations on all aspects of talent strategy, executive search,…

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

Buenos Aires

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz is a senior advisor at Egon Zehnder and was a member of the firm’s global executive committee for more than 10 years.

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