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Arun Dhingra

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As the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Dallas office and the Global Head of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers practice, Arun Dhingra enjoys working with Boards and CEOs to recruit, assess and integrate CFOs and Audit Committee members. Arun consults on executive search, leadership development, and management appraisal for companies in a number of sectors.

I cherish the trust that I build with CEOs, boards, and CFOs as we navigate tricky waters and solve problems together.

Bringing a company’s finance department into alignment with the broader organization is a hallmark of Arun’s career. Before joining Egon Zehnder, Arun was a Vice President at Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, where he worked with CEOs and CFOs to define, measure, and operationalize their strategies. Arun has also worked as a consultant and auditor in Price Waterhouse’s New York office.

Arun has a BA in economics and psychology from Williams College in Massachusetts and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Arun is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) in the State of New York. He and his wife, who have three teenage children, are actively involved in education philanthropy. When not at work, Arun’s favorite pastime is performing stand-up comedy.

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Audit Committee Report: Danger Ahead

Audit Committee Report: Danger Ahead

Audit committees exist to flag dangers. And they are seeing a new series of threats to enterprise looming ahead in the next year. Read more

“Don’t Let the Urgent Crowd Out the Important

“Don’t Let the Urgent Crowd Out the Important"

15 Audit Committee Chairs share what they deem most important going forward, and how the audit process may change forever. Read more

“Humbled by the Inability to Forecast”

“Humbled by the Inability to Forecast”

CFOs of the world’s largest companies tackle reopening, fair compensation, and how to forecast following a black swan event. Read more

Liquidity, Communication, Flexibility: Global CFOs Respond

Liquidity, Communication, Flexibility: Global CFOs Respond

On March 26, our Global CFO practice convened 35 Chief Financial Officers representing 4.9 million employees and $22.3 trillion in revenues to discuss priorities… Read more

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

As private equity firms look to maximize value from their investments, it is critical that their portfolio teams have the right capabilities to execute… Read more

Chemistry, Balance and Intuition

Chemistry, Balance and Intuition

Within the executive committee, there is no relationship more important than that between the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer. Because of… Read more

From Accountant to Business Leader: A Career Path for Tomorrow’s CFOs

From Accountant to Business Leader: A Career Path for Tomorrow’s CFOs

Over the past 15 years, the role of chief financial officer has evolved considerably. While the CFO may still carry the original mandate of… Read more

Working With the Audit Committee: How CFOs Can Win Over Their Toughest Audience

Working With the Audit Committee: How CFOs Can Win Over Their Toughest Audience

A strong relationship between a public company’s chief financial officer and its audit committee is critical if the board is to provide appropriate risk… Read more

The Information – Tech Firms Look For CFOs to Match Growth Stage

The Information – Tech Firms Look For CFOs to Match Growth Stage

The role of chief financial officer remains deeply important at Silicon Valley tech firms, reports The Information. So what is the tech CFO’s ideal… Read more

Egon Zehnder Names New Dallas Office Leader

Egon Zehnder Names New Dallas Office Leader

Egon Zehnder, a global leader in executive search and leadership advisory services, today announced that Arun Dhingra has been named leader of the firm’s… Read more

The Wall Street Journal – CFOs Bring Wall St. Skills to Silicon Valley

The Wall Street Journal – CFOs Bring Wall St. Skills to Silicon Valley

The appeal for Wall Street finance chiefs moving to Silicon Valley extends beyond the technology industry's strength and lucrative pay packages, reports The Wall… Read more

Why Chief Financial Officers Prefer Public Companies

Why Chief Financial Officers Prefer Public Companies

An improved U.S. economy has increased turnover among chief financial officers as they find more career opportunities and better equity options at publicly traded… Read more

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