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22 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

18 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

16 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

16 August 2023 · NACD Directorship Magazine

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

11 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

2 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

31 July 2023 · Vox

The Unexpected Pitfalls of Work-from-Home Parenthood

In a 2021 Egon Zehnder study, more than 7 in 10 C-suite professionals said that remote workers might be passed over for leadership roles because they weren’t in the office. Read more on Vox

13 July 2023 · NACD BoardTalk

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

Chuck Gray and Cynthia Soledad share strategies for boards and executive teams to avoid and overcome common pitfalls in DEI efforts. Read more on NACD BoardTalk

23 June 2023 · Yahoo Entertainment

Savage x Fenty: What’s Next for Company After Rihanna Resigned as CEO?

Egon Zehnder's Sarah van Dyck has confirmed that Anthropologies' former CEO Hillary Super will succeed Rihanna as the CEO of Savage X Fenty. Read more on Yahoo Entertainment

2 June 2023 · Hunt Scanlon

How the CFO Position Continues to Evolve

Egon Zehnder consultants Ângela Pêgas and Bruno Carrasco believe considering potential is just as important as technical skills when hiring for a CFO. Read more on Hunt Scanlon

12 May 2023 · Karar

The second episode of the program "We Are Opening the Sound" has been released

Egon Zehnder's Murat Yesildere discusses how gender inequality could be resolved through men in the second episode of 'We Are Opening the Sound'. Read more on Karar

4 May 2023 · Hunt Scanlon

Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Egon Zehnder's Chair Michael & CEO Ed, said "Our impressive financial results for FY 2022 are a testament to our unwavering commitment to our clients." Read more on Hunt Scanlon

2 May 2023 · The Economic Times

Preparing for a board position as a senior leader

Egon Zehnder's insights on board readiness; key focus on corporate governance & ESG, tech's strategic importance, and women representation in boards. Read more on The Economic Times

2 May 2023 · Hunt Scanlon

Egon Zehnder Names Co-Leader of U.S. CEO and Board Practice

Egon Zehnder appoints Charles Gray as Co-Leader of U.S. CEO & Board Practice with Lisa Blais to leverage global best practices, perspectives, & tools. Read more on Hunt Scanlon

10 April 2023 · Hunt Scanlon

Breaking the Boardroom Glass Ceiling

Egon Zehnder's Global Board Diversity Tracker shows rapid progress in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and rise of female leadership in top ranks. Read more on Hunt Scanlon

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

North American Tech Officers Co-Leader Karena Man discusses tech title evolution as tech leaders seek modern roles, amidst CTO/CIO overlaps. 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

Press Releases

2 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

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

Survey of over 8,000 people in the global workforce reveals different generations have a shared outlook on needs and wants in the workplace. 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

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