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Natascha van Boetzelaer is a thought leader on all aspects of digital talent and organizations. Based in Egon Zehnder’s Amsterdam office, she advises disruptive and disrupted companies on digital capabilities globally, across sectors, and at the executive and nonexecutive levels. She works with a broad range of talent, including transformational leadership in more traditional companies, entrepreneurial pureplay leaders, and experts in different functions, such as product, artificial intelligence, data science, and user experience. She helps attract talent across borders and industries. Natascha also advises companies on cultural change and organizational design. Originally from the Netherlands, she joined the firm in Amsterdam and spent several years in the Hong Kong office.

I began my career in venture capital, and I’m always impressed and inspired by entrepreneurs’ passion and conviction. I like people who are edgy, colorful, curious, and driven. I love being able to connect unlikely people.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Natascha was the Investor Relations Officer for Gilde, a private equity buyout firm in the Netherlands. Previously, she was the Director of Business Development for Arts Alliance Media and an Investment Associate with Arts Alliance Ventures. Natascha began her career as a Strategy Consultant with Mercer Management Consulting, now Oliver Wyman, in London, where she worked with clients in the technology, media, and telecom sectors in Europe and Australia.

Natascha has a BA in economics from McGill University in Montreal and completed the Corporate Finance Program at London Business School. She loves spending time with her two sons and traveling to Geneva as often as possible. She is a media junkie who is also passionate about holistic health.

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Het Financieele Dagblad – Wanted: A Mixed Board of Supervisory Directors

Het Financieele Dagblad – Wanted: A Mixed Board of Supervisory Directors

In 2017, Het Financieele Dagblad selected sixteen young supervisors for a study on what drives them, what they expect from their organizations, and in what ways they differ from their more experienced colleagues.

Financieele Dagblad – The Digital Leader is Often Alone

Financieele Dagblad – The Digital Leader is Often Alone

“And another Digital Officer bites the dust,” wrote Egon Zehnder consultant Natascha van Boetzelaer in a LinkedIn post. Van Boetzelaer is bothered by this emerging trend.

Valor Econômico – Chief Digital Officers Want to Drive Change, Not Take the Top Job

Valor Econômico – Chief Digital Officers Want to Drive Change, Not Take the Top Job

What makes a top Chief Digital Officer and are they tomorrow’s CEOs?

Financieele Dagblad – Digital Transformation Requires Culture Change First

Financieele Dagblad – Digital Transformation Requires Culture Change First

There is still a large gap between digital strategy and practice, with companies continually struggling to fully implement digital transformation due to lack of organizational support and cultural change. These insights and more were gleaned from an event discussing the findings of a recent study from Financieele Dagblad and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Ghent, Belgium.

What Management Wants From the Changes Brought About by the Digital Era

What Management Wants From the Changes Brought About by the Digital Era

Executives who join companies to lead a digital transformation process are faced with a range of barriers, and may even abandon the project in just a few months. He or she will walk away frustrated and tired of fighting against the tide. The reason for this is that these professionals are hired with the support and incentive of the CEO, but soon find themselves alone.

Making the Future Now — How Financial Services Firms Can Adapt to a Customer-Centric World

Making the Future Now — How Financial Services Firms Can Adapt to a Customer-Centric World

Challenged by quick-moving rivals from outside the industry, traditional financial services institutions are looking to remake themselves to meet the expectations of customers who want service that is intuitive, customized and on demand. To find the digital leaders they need to pilot that shift, financial services institutions need to follow these ten best practices.

Winning the War for Digital Talent in China

Winning the War for Digital Talent in China

The digital transformation is unstoppable, and nowhere more so than in China – where there are already 700 million people using the internet and social media, and roughly 100,000 new users joining each day. China’s e-commerce market is estimated at over RMB16 trillion, equivalent to around 40% of global e-commerce sales.

CEOs Can’t Delegate Digital Leadership

CEOs Can’t Delegate Digital Leadership

Virtually every CEO today must simultaneously run the organization’s traditional business and transform that business to meet the demands and opportunities of today’s customer-centric, innovation-driven world.

Egon Zehnder’s Natascha Jacobovits Talks About Hiring Digital Talent to Drive Change

Egon Zehnder’s Natascha Jacobovits Talks About Hiring Digital Talent to Drive Change

Recruiting digital talent to drive change was the key issue explored by Natascha Jacobovits-van Boetzelaer, head of Egon Zehnder’s Global Digital Practice, at a recent conference for insurance executives in Asia.

South China Morning Post – Diversity Drives a Culture of Innovation

South China Morning Post – Diversity Drives a Culture of Innovation

Hiring individuals from non-traditional backgrounds is the key to creating a culture of experimentation and disruption. This was the key finding to emerge from a panel discussion entitled “Introducing an entrepreneurship mentality to promote intrapreneurship in organizations” recently held at the Game Changers Forum 2 in Hong Kong.

Destination Digital – Finding and Building the Talent to Get There

Destination Digital – Finding and Building the Talent to Get There

In a world where consumers tweet complaints in public forums, shop online as much as on high streets, and express brand preferences on Facebook, excellence in digital is critical for business success.

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