Juan van Peborgh is currently based in Buenos Aires but previously led Egon Zehnder’s Rio de Janeiro office for three years. He is active in the firm’s Industrial and Consumer practices as well as the Assessment & Development Practice and the Family Business Advisory. Juan has deep experience conducting executive search and management appraisals for consumer goods, telecommunications, energy, and industrial clients throughout South America, and he works with family-owned companies during leadership transitions.
I’m passionate about positively impacting people’s lives. Talent and career decisions aren’t just about business; when united to a purpose, they can also be deeply personal.
Before joining Egon Zehnder in 1995, Juan was a Buenos Aires-based Project Manager at YPF Argentina tasked with planning and acquiring real estate for the rollout of a new company-owned service station network. Previously, Juan was the Head of Chemical Sector Foreign Trade & Purchasing at Bunge & Born Group, also in Buenos Aires.
Juan earned a BA in economics (with honors) from Stanford University and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is passionate about family and also loves competitive swimming, fly fishing in Patagonia, connecting with friends, and reading books on philosophy and history.