Karoline Vinsrygg leads Egon Zehnder’s Board Practice in the UK. She advises boards and CEOs across sectors on their talent and succession agendas and on governance topics. In addition to advising publicly listed companies, she has deep experience partnering with private equity clients. For the past six years, Karoline was a leader of the firm’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Karoline was Chief of Strategy and Organization and a member of the Executive Board of Aker Yards (later STX Europe) – the largest shipbuilding group in Europe, where she was responsible for strategy, business development, communications, and HR. Karoline gained transactional experience from Akers Yards as well as Citigroup while based in New York and London. She started her career with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, where she was head of the policy section and a member of the executive team.
Karoline earned a BA in political science from the University of Oslo and an MBA from Georgetown University, Washington DC, which she attended as a Fulbright Scholar.