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The semiconductor industry is undergoing a significant realignment as manufacturing technology pushes the boundaries of physics, and control of the supply chain becomes a focus of geopolitical competition. Still, semiconductor firms are continuously innovating in this environment as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, 5G, and IoT require the hardware to power a new generation of intelligent systems. As such, major players are adjusting strategies to the changing landscape while dramatically increasing investments to build capabilities and stretch the limits of Moore's Law.

In this pivotal phase, companies need visionary, innovative, and agile leaders who are also capable of navigating geopolitical complexity. Along with a deep technology anchor, semiconductor leaders must possess a strong understanding of downstream market trends, dynamic global supply chains, and government relations.

At Egon Zehnder, our Semiconductor Practice brings deep sector expertise to a broad range of advisory services. We help bring insights into your people and organizations, develop your internal leaders, facilitate best-in-class succession planning, and recruit the best executives and board members. In the past five years, we have provided leadership solutions to 14 of the world’s 20 leading global semiconductor companies, and we have helped more semiconductor companies recruit their CEOs than any other firm in the world. We look forward to delivering our insights and results to you.

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Semiconductors Consultants

Richard Lin

Richard Lin

Hong Kong, Shanghai

Global Lead

Richard Lin serves as Global Semiconductor Practice Group leader and is also a core member of the firm’s Technology and Communication Practice in… 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

Alex Payne

Alex Payne

Boston

Based in Boston, Alex Payne is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Energy, and Private Equity practices with particular focuses on strategy… Read more

Jeffrey Otto

Jeffrey Otto

Atlanta

Jeff Otto, based in Atlanta, is a leader of Egon Zehnder’s Engineering & Research Officers Practice. Read more

Meg Reynolds

Meg Reynolds

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Meg Reynolds is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology Practice, focusing on the communications and enterprise technology sectors. Read more

Rajiv Lulla

Rajiv Lulla

Dallas, Palo Alto

Rajiv Lulla is passionate about artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, along with rise of Industry 4.0, and enjoys harnessing… Read more

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Dallas, Palo Alto

Based in Dallas, Rachel Williams is active in Egon Zehnder’s Semiconductors and Technology Practices… Read more

Jon Carter

Jon Carter

Palo Alto

Jon Carter guides recruitment for global technology and communications clients and has particular expertise in the semiconductor, systems… Read more

Todd Hutchings

Todd Hutchings

San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palo Alto

Todd Hutchings, Egon Zehnder’s Senior Partner in our Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palo Alto offices, has deep expertise in talent assessment and… Read more

Sven Petersen

Sven Petersen

London

​A German-Brazilian living in London, Sven Petersen advises on leadership talent and development across sectors but spends most of his time in the… Read more

Bart Blommers

Bart Blommers

Amsterdam

Bart Blommers, based in Amsterdam, specializes in the technology and industrial space and leads our global Public and Social Sector Practice. Read more

Sven Michaelis

Sven Michaelis

Hamburg

Sven Michaelis, based in Hamburg, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice in Germany and has deep expertise in semiconductors, the Internet… Read more

Lea Bolz

Lea Bolz

Frankfurt

Based in Frankfurt, Lea Bolz is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice while focusing on automotive, machinery, and high tech. In particular… Read more

Yuji Tokunaga

Yuji Tokunaga

Tokyo

Yuji Tokunaga, based in Tokyo, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice in Japan and is deeply experienced across the technology… Read more

Dennis Ku

Dennis Ku

Shanghai, Hong Kong

Dennis Ku, based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, works closely with global and Chinese consumer and industrial companies. Deeply experienced in technology… Read more

Pallavi Kathuria

Pallavi Kathuria

New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai

Pallavi Kathuria is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s India offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore and is active in the firm’s global… Read more


Thought Leadership | Semiconductors

Semiconductor HR Leadership: The Talent Challenge in China

Semiconductor HR Leadership: The Talent Challenge in China

For HR leaders in China, the growing competition for qualified semiconductor professionals poses one of the most pressing challenges they are facing today. Read more

Global Semiconductor CHRO Roundtable

Global Semiconductor CHRO Roundtable

Egon Zehnder hosted a group of Human Resources executives from leading semiconductor companies for a lively conversation and exchange of insights. Read more

Across the Semiconductor Value Chain: Navigating the U.S. China Tech Rivalry

Across the Semiconductor Value Chain: Navigating the U.S. China Tech Rivalry

With the Trump administration’s escalating restrictions on several major Chinese technology companies, and little sign that there will be a reset after the upcoming… Read more

The Reopening Dilemma: Care, then Performance

The Reopening Dilemma: Care, then Performance

Global CHROs in Asia and elsewhere on what’s working and what isn’t. Read more

“If this, then that”: Towards Scenario Planning in the Uncertainty of a Global Crisis

“If this, then that”: Towards Scenario Planning in the Uncertainty of a Global Crisis

After weeks of being immersed in immediate questions about the unfolding situation—addressing supply chain breakdowns, virtual workforces, lock-downs and much more—CEOs are starting to… Read more

Semiconductor Talent Leaders Share the Top Challenges Facing the Industry

Semiconductor Talent Leaders Share the Top Challenges Facing the Industry

Egon Zehnder’s Global Semiconductor Practice Group assembled a group of human resources executives from some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies for a dinner… Read more

Semiconductors Talent Leaders

Semiconductors Talent Leaders

Egon Zehnder’s Global Semiconductor Practice Group recently assembled a group of human resources executives from some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies for a… Read more

Lessons From the Maker Movement

Lessons From the Maker Movement

The maker movement is a cultural phenomenon that celebrates shared experimentation, iterative learning and discovery through connected communities that build together while always emphasizing… Read more

Semiconductor Leadership Imperatives

Semiconductor Leadership Imperatives

The semiconductor industry, a prime driver of the global economy for more than five decades, may be entering a period of significant transition. The… Read more

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