Select region
Close filter

Martin Nordestgaard Knudsen

Contact Details

+45 33 11 13 53

Connect With Me

Martin Nordestgaard Knudsen advises boards and CEOs on a wide array of people decisions from Board Effectiveness, Executive Appointments and Talent Management Strategy to CEO Succession Planning. Combining business experience, talent-advisory expertise and coaching skills, Martin supports senior leaders and their teams through critical transitions by unlocking new levels of performance and professional growth. As co-head of Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Transformation offering and global alliance with Mobius, Martin is a facilitator and faculty member of the firm’s Executive Breakthrough and Discovery Programs. His true devotion is bringing more humanity into leadership. Having led Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications Practice in Europe for almost a decade, he also has a natural passion for serving global tech enterprises and growth companies as well as Scandinavian companies.

When leaders develop, teams flourish and organisations grow. Being a true sparring partner for my clients, listening to their dreams and helping them become the best version of themselves - that is what make my work meaningful and exhilarating.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Martin was Product and Marketing Manager with Johnson & Johnson, based in Stockholm. Previously, he was a Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and Netdecsions. Martin began his career as a Project Manager for Jebsen & Jessen, based in Singapore.

Martin has a BSc in business administration and commercial law from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from IESE in Barcelona, Spain. He bikes to the office year-round and is passionate about travel to remote places.

Get in touch
Send Martin a Message
Browse all
Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership by Martin Nordestgaard Knudsen

More of Myself

More of Myself

A reflection from Jill Ader and Martin Knudsen, following a gathering with CEOs and Board members that was co-hosted by Erica Ariel Fox and… Read more

Related Experts Around the Globe

Jennifer Power

Jennifer Power

New York

Based in New York, Jennifer Power is active in Egon Zehnder’s Healthcare Practice. Read more

Roopa Foley

Roopa Foley


Roopa Foley leads Egon Zehnder’’s US Consumer Financial Services Practice. In addition to global financial services companies… Read more

Cristina Manterola

Cristina Manterola

Buenos Aires Office Leader, Santiago Office Leader

Cristina Manterola, based in Santiago, Chile, is very active in Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Advisory practice, serving clients by leveraging her deep… Read more

Changing language
Close icon

You are switching to an alternate language version of the Egon Zehnder website. The page you are currently on does not have a translated version. If you continue, you will be taken to the alternate language home page.

Continue to the website

Back to top