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Christoph Wahl leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Services Practice. Based in Berlin, he is a trusted advisor to organizations from a number of industries and is particularly passionate about advising aviation, transportation, logistics, travel, hospitality, and professional services firms. He guides international clients globally and regionally on senior topics ranging from CEO and C-level succession to senior search projects for operations, supply chain, and technology management roles. Christoph also advises a large number of clients on broader transformation matters that involve senior leadership and team alignment and development.

Cultural exchange, diversity, inclusion, and understanding are what matter most to me professionally and personally.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Christoph was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, based in Berlin and Zurich, where he worked with global transport, travel, logistics, and aviation industry clients. He began his career as a project manager, assistant professor, and scientific researcher at the Institute for Operations Research in St. Gall, in Switzerland.

Christoph earned an MA in business administration at the University of Augsburg and a PhD in Management Science from the University of St. Gall, in Switzerland. He has three daughters and one son and is passionate about the power of difference and the freedom of opinion.

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Airline Business – Diversity Plays Defining Role in Airline Success

Airline Business – Diversity Plays Defining Role in Airline Success

What defines the commercial success of global airlines? A recent industry study by Egon Zehnder highlights the growing role played by diversity in boosting the bottom line of airlines.

Forbes Magazine – Greater Diversity Can Boost Bottom Line for Global Airlines

Forbes Magazine – Greater Diversity Can Boost Bottom Line for Global Airlines

The global airline industry needs to embrace diversity, reports Forbes magazine in an article based on a recent report by Egon Zehnder.

The Independent – How Airlines Can Boost Bottom Line With Leadership Diversity

The Independent – How Airlines Can Boost Bottom Line With Leadership Diversity

Young low-cost carriers will continue to outperform their rivals unless older airlines break their “mono-male” culture and embrace diversity, reports The Independent, citing the results of a recent Egon Zehnder study.

How Profit Flies on the Wings of Inclusion

How Profit Flies on the Wings of Inclusion

In many respects the global airline industry appears to be flying high. Profit margins are up, load factors are at record levels, and fuel costs are down. But those benefits are unevenly distributed, varying widely by region, type of carrier, and individual airline.

“It was a case of getting focused on what we could do, and then instilling a sense of pride.”

“It was a case of getting focused on what we could do, and then instilling a sense of pride.”

Marissa Mayer describes how she runs Yahoo, including looking for talent, empowering teams and planning for the long term.

Professional Networking in Digital Times

Professional Networking in Digital Times

Digitalization and globalization are changing the face of networking, write Egon Zehnder consultants Berthold Leube and Christoph Wahl in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Flying Higher in Stormy Weather: Developing the New Leaders for Aviation Success

Flying Higher in Stormy Weather: Developing the New Leaders for Aviation Success

Over the past year Egon Zehnder has conducted an extensive research project involving direct interviews with more than 25 CEOs of major airlines around the world, and with leading industry thinkers. Our findings speak to a new competitive landscape.

HR in the Aviation Industry: Time to Develop a New Generation of Leaders

HR in the Aviation Industry: Time to Develop a New Generation of Leaders

At a time of great uncertainty and rapid change in many industries, aviation stands out as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors in the global economy.

Global Passenger Airline Market: Five Megatrends and their Implications for Talent Management

Global Passenger Airline Market: Five Megatrends and their Implications for Talent Management

The airline industry is facing a number of global challenges. Kokkong Chan, Egon Zehnder, Sydney, and Christoph Wahl, Egon Zehnder, Berlin, summarize these challenges and their implications for talent management.

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