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Welcome to Egon Zehnder’s Newsroom. As the world’s preeminent leadership advisory Firm, we inspire leaders to navigate complex questions with human answers. We have more than 560 consultants across 63 offices in 36 countries. Read our latest news and announcements.

 


In the News

13 January 2022

Handelszeitung – Networking isn’t enough for students to win a job, says Clemens Hoegl

Students seeking a job should build up their personal network but it’s not enough to rely on good contacts alone. Read more

21 September 2021

Sole24 Ore – It’s Time to Rethink Leadership and CEOs Know It

The upheaval of COVID-19 has caused many CEOs to reach a new level of self-awareness. As a result, most CEOs believe it is now essential to review their leadership style, according to Egon Zehnder research quoted in Italian daily newspaper Il Sole24 Ore. Read more

21 September 2021

Le Temps – CEOs Need to Look Inward

Today’s business leaders need to reinvent themselves more than their companies, reveals an Egon Zehnder survey of 972 CEOs worldwide, including 100 in Switzerland, as quoted in Swiss French-language daily newspaper Le Temps. Read more

19 July 2021

In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness that we share that our CDIO and ExCo member Robbert Kuppens has passed away. Read more

26 October 2020

CIO Dive – Expectations of the CIO Are Changing — More Business, Less Technology

CIOs need to be savvy leaders with business acumen and strategy running through their core. They cannot abandon the technology roots which propelled them to the executive level, with the skills required to translate external pressures to business stakeholders. Read more

9 October 2020

CIO – 5 Compelling Reasons Why CIOs Should Pursue Board Seats Now

Even CEOs who aren’t enthusiastic about loaning out their top execs for external board service will support the idea as long as it doesn’t interfere with their day job. Read more

9 October 2020

The Wall Street Journal – A Unilever Exec's Personal Board of Directors

In Personal Board of Directors, top business leaders talk about the people they turn to for advice, and how those people have shaped their perspective and helped them succeed. Read more

5 October 2020

Private Equity International – The Operating Partner of Tomorrow

With widespread change happening across portfolio companies, it is perhaps unsurprising that private equity firms are hunting for expertise across a range of issues with a greater emphasis on areas such as environmental, social and governance, and talent. Read more

5 October 2020

The World – Airline Industry Deadline Looms

Airline revenues are down 80% and Marco Werman, host of the public radio show The World, hasn’t been on a plane himself in months Read more

5 October 2020

Business Insider – Meet 9 Top Recruiters in Media to Know Right Now

Layoffs have spread across the media landscape in 2020, as consolidation cut the number of positions available and the pandemic forced struggling companies to slash staffers. Media companies are starting to hire again as productions resume and businesses work to get back on track. Read more

29 September 2020

National Association of Corporate Directors – Directorship 100 2020 Honorees

The 2020 D100 will comprise 50 public company directors and 50 governance professionals and institutions who exemplify the knowledge, leadership, and excellence that our organization promotes. Nominees play a significant role in shaping the greater boardroom agenda. Read more

21 September 2020

Handelszeitung – Governance norms are no carte blanche

Daniel Daeniker, a partner at the renowned law firm Homburger, recently addressed the issue of whether there are drawbacks when a former CEO joins the board of directors of their company, perhaps even becoming its chair. He advocated adopting a best practice approach, as opposed to a more rigid interpretation of international governance concepts. Let me elaborate on that: That leaders need some form of governance is a given. Anyone under no obligation to respect certain principles risks putting themselves first and the company’s welfare second. The question is to what extent top managers are involved when a company defines its code of governance. Read more

4 August 2020

Retaining Top Talent and Building Bench Strength - Directors & Boards

Egon Zehnder’s Lisa Blais and Kim Henderson share how the pandemic has changed companies’ practices and processes—potentially forever. Read more

24 July 2020

Prototype, Test, Improve – Dirk Mundorf and Markus Keller Talk to Capital About New Leadership Qualities

Under the heading “The New Art of Leadership”, German business magazine Capital took a look at the coronavirus crisis as a catalyst for a new take on leadership and spoke with managers, politicians and experts including Dirk Mundorf and Markus Keller. Read more

4 May 2020

Harvard Business Review – Now Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent

While the Covid-19 pandemic hits and reshapes companies, industries, national economies, and our society in previously unthinkable ways, business leaders need to think beyond survival to the opportunities this crisis might create, not only for their own organizations but the greater good. Read more

26 February 2020

Women’s Wear Daily – Leading Innovation Is Completely Different From Leading Change

Consumer companies know all too well that the winner of the innovation race will land the next generation of customers. Yet one blind spot many organizations face as they push to discover “what’s next” is that they equate leading innovation with leading change. Read more

28 January 2020

Deutsche Welle – Jill Ader Praises Davos Commitments and Now Calls For Action

Leaders at Davos are showing a real sense of conviction about doing more for the environment but now need to translate their words into action, says Jill Ader, chairwoman of Egon Zehnder in an interview with Deutsche Welle (DW) at the World Economic Forum. Read more

23 January 2020

Harvard Business Review – Managing the Trickiest Parts of a Family Business

Unlike their public-company counterparts, which focus mainly on increasing shareholder value, family-business boards must act on behalf of stakeholders with multiple and potentially conflicting agendas – for example, co-owners with equal power and completely opposing financial timelines. Read more

28 November 2019

“Good ideas can come from anywhere” – Jill Ader interviewed by Switzerland’s CNNMoney

Jill Ader, Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder, shared her insights on top management trends with CNNMoney Switzerland. “We need really curious leaders”, states Ader, “because then you don’t make assumptions, you don’t take diversity views for granted.” Read more

11 November 2019

Maeil Business Newspaper – [Cover Story] "Women, Actively Ask the Company for What You Want."

Global executive consulting firm Egon Zender is holding Leaders & Daughters events to discuss the lack of women in leadership positions. The event series, which began in 2015 (Korea 2017), is a place where leaders (parents) and daughters come together, as their name suggests. Read more

11 November 2019

The Korea Herald – Female Leaders Gather to Inspire Daughters to Take Charge

The event was co-hosted by and held at Seoul Foreign School this year as an opportunity for students and their parents to communicate with business trailblazers, who candidly shared advice and anecdotes on career paths and leadership values. Read more

4 November 2019

Curiosity and Humility – Jill Ader interviewed by Switzerland’s Handelszeitung

What’s changing at the top level of corporate management? Jill Ader, Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder, provides insights in an interview with Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung. “When it comes to leadership, there is an incredible amount of change going on,” says Ader and points to the integrated leadership advisory service offered by Egon Zehnder. “ Read more

24 October 2019

Fortune – Social Purpose Is Imperative for Competitive Hiring Today, Executives Say

Corporate leaders say that to fare well and draw top workers in today’s competitive, Millennial-skewed labor market, there’s a new business imperative: social purpose. Read more

24 October 2019

Bloomberg – Educating Leaders on Diversity Is First Step: Equality Summit

As India competes with global financial capitals such as Hong Kong for foreign investment, business and talent, it can no longer afford to ignore the case for diversity. Read more

Press releases

21 June 2022

Egon Zehnder Elects Michael Ensser as Next Chair

The Firm’s Board Member and former Managing Partner of Germany succeeds Jill Ader, first female Chair of the global leadership advisory firm. Read more

13 April 2022

Egon Zehnder Reports Record 2021 Results with Unprecedented Demand

Egon Zehnder reported global revenues of CHF 804 million, up 20 percent from 2020 at constant exchange rates, with a 37 percent growth in leadership advisory services and double-digit top line growth across all continents and practices. Read more

28 February 2022

Egon Zehnder Global Survey Shows Strong Commitment to Sustainability and Need for More Action from Leaders

Creating a More Sustainable World Will Require Empathetic and Visionary Leadership to Guide Culture, Measurement and Talent, results show Read more

27 January 2022

The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Purpose-Driven Future Leadership Programme in Collaboration with Egon Zehnder and Boston Consulting Group

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced it has joined forces with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Egon Zehnder to launch the next generation of its Future Leaders Programme (FLP). Read more

11 January 2022

In Memoriam: Al Prieto

It is with heavy hearts that we share our dear friend and colleague, Al Prieto, passed away over the weekend in a tragic car accident. Read more

16 December 2021

Egon Zehnder to be Carbon-Neutral by End of 2021, Cut Carbon Emissions by 25% by 2024

Carbon emissions reduction is part of the Firm’s long-term support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and its own environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities Read more

18 November 2021

Egon Zehnder Sadly Announces Death of Eponymous Founder

Egon Zehnder mourns the loss of its esteemed founder, Dr. Egon P.S. Zehnder, who passed away on November 16, 2021, at the age of 91 surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Read more

19 October 2021

ASIFMA and Egon Zehnder Share Results of First-of-its-kind Survey on Diversity and Inclusion Ambitions and Practices in APAC

The Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), the region’s leading financial industry group, and Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, today launched the results of their survey “ASIFMA-Egon Zehnder Diagnostic 20201 Diversity and Inclusion Ambitions and Practices in APAC”. The survey was conducted in May to June 2021 among both buy and sell-side member firms of ASIFMA and covering 13 markets in Asia.  The respondent firms represent over USD 646.9 billion in market capitalization and over 246,748 employees in Asia with global headquarters in the US, Europe and APAC. Read more

16 September 2021

Egon Zehnder global study reveals CEOs are more self-aware, yet need to become more relational and adaptive

Survey of nearly 1,000 global CEOs reveals recent social and economic challenges drove unprecedented levels of self-reflection and development – changing CEO perspectives and the leadership role Read more

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