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In the News

1 April 2023 · Economic Times

CXO hiring unfazed by downturn in job market

Pallavi Kathuria, partner at Egon Zehnder speaks with the Economic Times about the job market. Read more on Economic Times

24 March 2023 · Financial Times

Where are all the jobs? A sector guide for students

Catherine Zhu, head of the sustainability practice, discusses the green jobs available for students and the workforce at large with the Financial Times. Read more on Financial Times

23 March 2023 · Forbes

Recruiters On Why The CIO Title Is Going Away

Forbes has reviewed hundreds of nominations for this year’s CIO Next list, which highlights outstanding technology leaders. To get the thinking behind these titles, Forbes spoke with Karena Man, North American Tech Officers Co-Leader, Egon Zehnder. Read more on Forbes

15 March 2023 · Fortune

Is ‘DEI-hushing’ next? The danger in the Republican anti-woke response to SVB’s collapse

Cynthia Soledad, who co-leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practice at Egon Zehnder, emphasizes the importance of support and psychological safety for DE&I officers, in response to claims who linked the diversity of Silicon Valley Bank to its collapse. Read more on Fortune

15 March 2023 · The Wall Street Journal

Corporate Sustainability Becomes a Team Sport

Rachael De Renzy Channer, Egon Zehnder's Global Head of Sustainability explains how the changing role of the CSO is transforming business. “As we see businesses trying to integrate sustainability, we’re seeing the role open up more to people who are strategic, people who are transformers, change agents, disrupters, versus perhaps the subject matter experts that were running it before.” Read more on The Wall Street Journal

27 February 2023 · Harvard Business Review

How to Onboard Your New Boss

Many companies still give too little time and focus to helping new leaders succeed. If you have a new manager coming soon, the best way to offer your support is to guide them up the learning curve. Based on our firm's research on why onboarding leaders often fails, the authors offer practical recommendations for how to help your new manager learn about the organization, the team, and the culture. Read more on Harvard Business Review

24 February 2023 · Times of India

Leadership transition at nonprofits need not be messy

Egon Zehnder's Namrita Jhangiani and Govind Iyer help smoothen the CEO transition of nonprofit Educate Girls. Maharshi Vaishnav, former COO, took over from founder Safeena Husain in 2022, facilitated by a "rigorous 12-month programme" to create a "formal process of transition along with a board subcommittee". Read more on Times of India

13 February 2023 · Business Insider

8 recruiters who are helping tech and media talent get hired in creator economy jobs

Egon Zehnder's Calvin Yee and Ashley Harding were named as top recruiters in media and entertainment by Business Insider. Read more on Business Insider

30 January 2023 · Vogue Business

Gucci Taps Sabato De Sarno as Creative Director

Gucci has found a successor for Alessandro Michele, who left in November 2022 after a seven-year run. Jean Vigneron, consultant at executive search company Egon Zehnder, says: “Kering has a track record of betting on designers who are unknown to the public. (...) We can assume that the arrival of Sabato De Sarno dovetails with Kering’s strategy for Gucci to elevate the brand and shift to a more classic and formal silhouette.” Read more on Vogue Business

13 January 2023 · FORTUNE

What CEOs can learn about C-suite alignment from Kevin McCarthy’s chaotic House speaker vote

Egon Zehnder’s Dick Patton discusses the importance of leaders being adaptive without being chronically reactive—especially when there is the potential to be undermined— and to be willing to make unpopular decisions and decisively stand their ground when needed. Read more on FORTUNE

16 December 2022 · Agenda

Younger directors increasingly find a seat at the table

Agenda speaks of how committees are appointing more directors below fifty on boards to consider areas such as technology and cybersecurity. Egon Zehnder consultant Cynthia Soledad also discusses the importance of board diversity. Read more on Agenda

5 December 2022 · Acumen

The leader as master consultant

Gordon Institute of Business Science is the only business school in South Africa to offer an MBA program with a consulting emphasis. Heloise Nel, managing partner of Egon Zehnder’s Johannesburg office, discusses the qualities of a great management consultant. Read more on Acumen

2 December 2022 · Fortune

Directors overboard: How many seats is too many?

The article discussed the benefits and risks of sitting on multiple boards, and pulled commentary from experts at PwC and the University of Buffalo along with great insight from Cynthia Soledad, Egon Zehnder consultant. Read more on Fortune

26 October 2022 · Newsweek

Millennials most confident generation when facing challenges at work

Our latest study, Different Generations, Same Ideals: What Workers of All Ages Value in their Jobs, is featured in a Newsweek article on Millennials positive outlook and resilience at work. Read more on Newsweek

24 October 2022 · CIO

The rise of the revenue-generating CIO

Egon Zehnder’s Karena Man discusses how CIOs can think and act like entrepreneurs. Read more on CIO

26 September 2022 · HBR

How Family Businesses Can Compete for Talent

Egon Zehnder Consultant Sonny Iqbal and Alum Claudio Fernández-Aráoz on four imperatives family businesses can stay true to that will create opportunities to leapfrog their competitors. Read more on HBR. Read more on HBR

15 September 2022 · Bloomberg

CFOs may have the toughest job in the c-suite

Egon Zehnder’s James Stark shares with Bloomberg how the CFO role has changed, becoming more complex and strategic. Read more on Bloomberg

25 August 2022 · Sports Business Journal

CISOs are the MVPs of sports organizations

Egon Zehnder Consultants Karena Man and Avitai Gold discuss how better security creates a better fan experience. Read more on Sports Business Journal

17 July 2022 · Financial Times

Chief sustainability officers prosper as ESG risks mount

Rachael De Renzy Channer discusses how the Chief Sustainability Officer has become a crucial member of the corporate management team. Read more on Financial Times

2 June 2022 · WSJ

Tech valuations tumble, but business software stocks are cushioned by the cloud

Egon Zehnder’s Karena Man discusses what drives enterprise tech volatility. Read more on WSJ

26 May 2022 · WSJ

Broadcom deal for VMware highlights the rise of virtualization

Egon Zehnder’s Karena Man shares with the WSJ why virtualization is critical to IT modernization Read more on WSJ

21 May 2022 · Hoje Media

To do well in an interview, own your own narrative

Co-leader of Egon Zehnder’s CEO Succession and Board Practice in Brazil Luis Giolo on the importance of telling your own story Read more on Hoje Media

19 May 2022 · La Nacion

Labor welfare. Three keys to identify if the best of each worker is brought out

A joint report with Egon Zehnder,WeWork and HSM, highlights the importance of employee wellbeing Read more on La Nacion

Press Releases

18 April 2023

Egon Zehnder’s Newly Combined US CEO and Board Practice Announces New Leadership

Egon Zehnder's Charles “Chuck” Gray will join Lisa Blais in co-leading the newly combined CEO and Board Practice, effective immediately. Read more

21 March 2023

Egon Zehnder Reports Strong FY2022 Financial Results with 12% Revenue Growth

Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, has announced strong financial results for its Fiscal Year 2022, which ended Oct. 31, 2022. Read more

14 November 2022

Egon Zehnder’s Latest Global Board Diversity Tracker Shows Heightened Need for Inclusivity on Corporate Boards as They Diversify

Egon Zehnder released its 2022-2023 Global Board Diversity Tracker, revealing corporate boards have made some progress on diversity, but inclusivity needs improvement. Read more

26 October 2022

New study from Egon Zehnder Finds Boards Need Four Key Ingredients to Become Stewards of Sustainability

A report released by Egon Zehnder has found that while boards are prioritizing sustainability, there is room for improvement for driving ESG agendas. Read more

28 September 2022

New Study from Egon Zehnder and Kearney Debunks the Myth of a Workplace Generational Divide

Egon Zehnder, in partnership with Kearny, today released findings from a new survey with over 8,000 respondents from eight different countries dismissing the myth of a generation divide in the workplace and showing that despite what is often believed, Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X and Boomers are more alike than different when it comes to workplace matters. Read more

15 September 2022

Egon Zehnder Opens New Office in Dublin

Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, today announced the opening of a new office in Dublin, Ireland. Read more

27 July 2022

Egon Zehnder Names Rachael De Renzy Channer Global Head of Sustainability

The newly created role marks one of the first formal sustainability leader appointments in the top five global executive search and leadership advisory firms. Read more

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

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