Ash Kolady offers deep Industrial Segment expertise in automotive, machinery, distribution, and industrial services. He works across functions with a particular focus on placing executives in general management, strategy, finance and commercial leadership roles. Ash is active across Egon Zehnder’s CFO, CEO, Automotive & Transportation Equipment, and Machinery & Industrial Technology practices.
I believe in a better world through better leadership. My work gives me a unique window on how the best organizations attract and develop talent and what distinguishes outstanding leaders from the rest.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ash was the Chief Operating Officer of AZZ Inc., a publicly traded energy and infrastructure company. While that firm’s Vice President for Corporate Development, he was responsible for corporate strategy and led a number of successful acquisitions. Earlier, Ash served in various operational, marketing, and business development roles at Eaton Corporation. He launched his career at General Motors as an engineer.
Ash earned a BTech in mechanical engineering from the University of Kerala, in India, an MEng in operations research & industrial engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from Michigan State University.