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Arnaud Tesson

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Arnaud Tesson, based in Boston, leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Asset Management Practice and helps clients navigate that industry’s ongoing transformation. He is very active in the firm’s Board Advisory Practice, counseling clients on CEO succession, board recruiting, and board effectiveness, and in the Leadership Solutions space where he advises clients on executive development, team effectiveness and organizational transformation.

It’s all about the individuals we work with. I love finding out what drives them, what their personal and professional challenges are, and how to help them achieve their goals.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Arnaud held various management roles at Capital One, including Country Manager for France and Director of Marketing and Analysis for several business lines in the U.S. and internationally. Earlier, Arnaud was a consultant at Bain & Company, based in Boston and Hong Kong, advising financial services, retail, and high-tech clients on strategy. He began his career as an investment banker in Paris and London.

Arnaud earned undergraduate degrees in business and business law from Paris Dauphine University, and in economy and finance from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). He also obtained an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is passionate about preserving our environment and serves on the Board of Overseers of the New England Aquarium. He lives in Newton, MA, and when not working, likes to travel, cook, scuba dive, play soccer, and solve New York Times crossword puzzles.

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Audit Committee Report: Danger Ahead

Audit Committee Report: Danger Ahead

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Asset Management CEOs: Our Industry Is Seizing the Future

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Asset Management: “All Firms Will be Remembered by How They Treat Employees and Clients”

Asset Management: “All Firms Will be Remembered by How They Treat Employees and Clients”

On April 7, Egon Zehnder and CFA Institute virtually convened 24 CEOs from asset management firms for a candid discussion of the impact that… Read more

COVID-19: A True Test of Board and CEO Leadership

COVID-19: A True Test of Board and CEO Leadership

How Boards are handling emergency succession planning, communicating with management and investors, and planning for the future. Read more

Asset Managers Need to Invest in Leadership Development

Asset Managers Need to Invest in Leadership Development

Asset management firms need more than just top investors and salespeople—they need general managers. The problem is, many firms have neglected to groom that… Read more

Business Insider Prime – Vanguard Hires Brent Beardsley as Chief Strategy Officer

Business Insider Prime – Vanguard Hires Brent Beardsley as Chief Strategy Officer

The role of chief strategy officer is increasingly important for large asset managers, Egon Zehnder's Arnaud Tesson told Business Insider. Read more

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Ignites.com – Stretch Assignments Help Professionals Bring Breakthrough Ideas That Can Transform A Business

Fund professionals often benefit from so-called “stretch assignments” or projects that take them out of their comfort zone, reports ignites.com. Read more

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Cultivating Transformational Leaders

In a world characterized by rapid change and increasing levels of complexity and uncertainty, asset management companies see new threats of disruption on the… Read more

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