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February 2024 · Straits Times

Forget Fomo – it’s all about Fobo now, says Egon Zehnder chairman

At the recently concluded World Economic Forum’s Davos meeting, so much of the discussion centred on generative artificial intelligence (AI), and the impact it is having on industry and the world. Read more on Straits Times

February 2024 · CIO Dive

CIOs for hire shift focus as clients tackle cyber, AI rollouts

Amid enterprise resource constraints, interim and fractional CIOs lead longer-term strategies. Read more on CIO Dive

February 2024 · Thomson Reuters

Distilling ESG drivers of enterprise value and the role of corporate boards

Corporate boards significantly influence the perceptions through their oversight duties of how much enterprise value creation comes from non-financial resources - many of which correspond to some key skills gaps inside the boardroom, which Egon Zehnder's Lisa Blais highlights. Read more on Thomson Reuters

February 2024 · ET HR World

Seventy-three percent of business leaders are ill-equipped for AI transformation: Research

A new Egon Zehnder report, in partnership with Kearney, finds that AI's rapid growth is a contributing factor, with 73% of those surveyed feeling limited by time, people, and money. Read more on ET HR World

January 2024 · Forbes India

AI is coming for all our jobs... Or is it?

Burcu Bicakci on the opportunities, challenges, and the role leaders will play in ensuring their organizations are ready for Artificial Intelligence. Read more on Forbes India

January 2024 · Valor Econômico

Headhunters Point Out the Biggest Opportunities in 2024

For Angela Pegas, CFO searches could be on the rise in 2024 due to a potential rise in IPOs, which will demand increased expertise on products, risk, growth, tech, and a disruptive mindset. Read more on Valor Econômico

December 2023 · The European Sting

Chief Procurement Officers: What they do and why they’re ‘unsung heroes’ for tackling big global challenges

“Chief Procurement Officers can fit into a net zero strategy as a key deliverer of part of the strategy,” says Rachael de Renzy Channer, Egon Zehnder's Head of Sustainability. Read more on The European Sting

December 2023 · Valor Econômico

You Can Say, Carefully, 'I Don't Know,' Says Egon Zehnder CEO

Edilson Camara, Global CEO of Egon Zehnder, in interview to Valor Econômico Read more on Valor Econômico

December 2023 · Harvard Business Review

Lessons from Large Family Firms About Choosing a CEO

Research shows that large family businesses had much better succession practices than their nonfamily counterparts, and they outperformed on several measures after new appointees took the reins. Read more on Harvard Business Review

December 2023 · Portfolio Magazine Singapore

Forecast 2024: Worth the Risk

In this Portfolio Magazine interview, Wan May Ang, Partner and Singapore Office Leader of Egon Zehnder alongside other leaders, answer: What risks are you willing to take for 2024? Read more on Portfolio Magazine Singapore

December 2023 · CIO

CIOs Grapple with the Ethics of Implementing AI

Christoph Wollersheim, a member of the services and artificial intelligence practices group at global consulting firm Egon Zehnder, pinpoints five critical areas most organizations need to address when implementing AI: accuracy, bias, security, transparency, and societal responsibility. Read more on CIO

December 2023 · Forbes

Four Skills as CEO That Foster a Forward-Thinking Corporate Culture

According to a study by Egon Zehnder, around 80% of global CEOs recognize they must change themselves to change the world. Read more on Forbes

December 2023 · CNA938 - Work It

Tanay Misra discusses "Elevating the CSO's Voice" - CNA 938

Egon Zehnder's Tanay Misra discusses the key findings of the recent "Elevating the CSO's Voice" study with CNA 938's Work It show with Cheryl Goh and Stanley Leong. Read more on CNA938 - Work It

December 2023 · Business Today

Women Leaders in a Transformative Era

Egon Zehnder's Global Board Diversity Tracker shows that 11.1% of executive board chairs are held by women in India, while the number stands at 3.7% globally. Read more on Business Today

November 2023 · HRM Asia

CSOs Propel Shift Towards Sustainable Business Practices

A new Egon Zehnder study reveals that, supported by CEOs, CSOs are amplifying sustainability impact and embedding it across organizational operations. Read more on HRM Asia

November 2023 · Les Echos

'Accomplishment Doesn't Always Go Hand in Hand with Success'

Faced with complexity, traditional skills and certainties are not only not enough but sometimes prove limiting, says Raphaël Czuwak, managing partner of Egon Zehnder in France. Read more on Les Echos

November 2023 · Kellogg Insight

3 Priorities for Today’s Marketing Leaders

Consultants Martha Williams and Pree Rao, alongside other experts, weigh in on trends and challenges in a time of radical industry shifts. Read more on Kellogg Insight

October 2023 · CXO Inc Magazine

Lindsay Trout: Transforming the World through Exceptional Leadership

CXO Inc Magazine interviewed Egon Zehnder partner Lindsay Trout about her background, leading for a better world, advising leaders to become their best selves, and more. Read more on CXO Inc Magazine

September 2023 · I by IMD

How to Find a CSO with the Range of Skills your Company Needs

The CSO role has become much more strategic, taking responsibility for broader business transformation, explains Catherine Zhu, Global Head of Egon Zehnder's Sustainability Practice. Read more on I by IMD

August 2023 · Harvard Corporate Law

Unveiling the Business Risk: Why Board and Executive Engagement in DE&I Matters

The absence of well-run DE&I efforts is a business risk that boards should strongly consider. Read more on Harvard Corporate Law

August 2023 · Fortune

What Did You Say? Boards Tackle Corporate Jargon

Governments around the world have introduced laws that require plain language in public communications. Directors in the corporate world could benefit from similar efforts, consultant William Houston discusses. Read more on Fortune

Board Oversight of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Well-run diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives can yield many benefits, but on the other hand, poorly resourced DE&I efforts can put a business at risk and hinder progress, as consultants Chuck Gray and Cynthia Soledad discuss. Read more on NACD Directorship Magazine

August 2023 · World Economic Forum

How to Create an Inclusive Executive Search Process that Promotes Diversity in the Boardroom

Making leadership appointment processes more inclusive starts with the role of the people involved in the search process, Silvia Wiesner explores, drawing from "Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments." Read more on World Economic Forum

August 2023 · Business Leader

Trailblazing Leaders and Visionaries: Showcasing the Evolution of Leadership

Egon Zehnder's Natascha van Boetzelaer discusses digital talent on the Business Leader podcast. Read more on Business Leader

Press Releases

January 2024

Seventy-three percent of business leaders are ill-equipped for AI transformation, citing limited time, people, and funds, new report from Egon Zehnder and Kearney reveals

Global Leadership Advisory Egon Zehnder, in partnership with Kearney, today releases a report titled ‘Leadership in the Age of AI’ exploring how business leaders foresee the impact of AI on organizations and jobs, and how prepared they feel for this change. Read more

November 2023

Elevating the CSO's Voice

Sustainability transformation isn't just a buzzword; it's an unstoppable force led by visionary Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs). Egon Zehnder, the world's preeminent leadership advisory firm, has explored the insights of CSOs from diverse industries and regions to reveal three major findings that highlight their pivotal role in steering sustainability transformations. Read more

November 2023

Egon Zehnder Opens New Pacific Northwest Office in Seattle

Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, today announced the opening of a new Pacific Northwest office in downtown Seattle with another location in Vancouver, British Columbia opening in early 2024. Egon Zehnder’s presence in the Pacific Northwest will establish the company as the first leadership advisory firm with physical offices in both locations, allowing the firm to better serve clients and the community in the region. Read more

October 2023

Egon Zehnder and The 350 Club Forge Exclusive Partnership to Elevate Boardroom Excellence

Egon Zehnder is thrilled to announce its exclusive collaboration with The 350 Club, an esteemed online community that connects the FTSE 350 global board community. Read more

August 2023

In Memoriam: Doug Kush

It is with heavy hearts that we share the very sad news that our dear friend and beloved colleague, Doug Kush, passed away after a brief but fiercely fought battle with brain cancer. Read more

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

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

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

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

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