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Roopa Mehendale Foley

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Roopa Foley leads Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice across the Americas. Roopa works most closely with Boards on Board Searches, Board Effectiveness, short and long term CEO Succession, and CEO Search. Roopa is trained in assessment and development and has led Team Journeys and Executive Development programs, particularly for succession candidates. Roopa’s clients range from the most global financial services organizations to regional banks and credit unions.

We’re all on a personal and professional journey. I hope to have a positive impact on Leaders and their Companies, whether it’s through a candidate’s experience or a client who gains the benefit of our advice and experience.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Roopa was Managing Director and Regional Manager for the Dallas and Houston offices of Barclays Wealth & Asset Management. Earlier, she was a Director with Lehman Brothers Private Investment Management. At Lehman and Barclays, Roopa was a founding member of Women’s Employee Resource Group.

Roopa has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT. Roopa served on Duke’s Global Alumni Association Board and volunteers regularly with her family. Roopa lives in Dallas, TX with her family. Outside of work enjoys playing golf, renovating homes, and yoga.

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CEO Insights — Volume 43: Expanding the Leadership Container: Increasing CEOs' Capacity for Success

CEO Insights — Volume 43: Expanding the Leadership Container: Increasing CEOs' Capacity for Success

What are leaders finding they need to lean into and to develop further as sitting CEOs, and how can they accomplish this, all while… Read more

Navigating Rough Seas – How CEOs are Preparing for Turbulent Times Ahead

Navigating Rough Seas – How CEOs are Preparing for Turbulent Times Ahead

As the battle against the global pandemic wages on, CEOs are confronted with a new set of challenges that require not only their intellect… Read more

COVID-19 Gives Us the License to Fully Embrace a Digital Culture

COVID-19 Gives Us the License to Fully Embrace a Digital Culture

Accelerated digitalization is one of the main results from the global pandemic. But at the same time, tech leaders are learning how to show… Read more

Global Banking CEOs Strike a Balance Between Capitalism and Care Amid COVID-19

Global Banking CEOs Strike a Balance Between Capitalism and Care Amid COVID-19

Highlights from the eighth digital gathering of CEOs from the banking world, hosted by Egon Zehnder. Read more

Global Banking CEOs Hammer Out the Details of a Safe Return to the Office

Global Banking CEOs Hammer Out the Details of a Safe Return to the Office

Highlights from digital gatherings with CEOs from the banking world, hosted by Egon Zehnder. Read more

Banking CEOs Work out a New Normal

Banking CEOs Work out a New Normal

Banks are endeavoring to return to a new normal, looking at reopening branches while adapting to a changing world, as Egon Zehnder found out… Read more

CEOs Turn the Tide on COVID-19

CEOs Turn the Tide on COVID-19

The repercussions of COVID-19 are continuing to ricochet through the global banking industry. Nevertheless, glimmers of optimism are slowly emerging, encouraging CEOs to look… Read more

COVID-19: Planning for an Unknown Future

COVID-19: Planning for an Unknown Future

As COVID-19 continues to massively impact banks worldwide, leaders’ thoughts are turning to what will happen after the crisis and how banks can already… Read more

COVID-19: Keeping Morale High

COVID-19: Keeping Morale High

In these extreme times, it’s vital to keep the lines of communication open. Egon Zehnder continued to speak with CEO and CHROs of financial… Read more

COVID-19: Prepare for the Worst-case Scenario

COVID-19: Prepare for the Worst-case Scenario

A digital gathering with Jean Pierre Mustier, Group Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit, and 40 CEOs from the banking world, hosted by Egon Zehnder’s… Read more

Shifting the Board’s Focus from Compliance to Engagement: Best Practice Examples to Unlock Latent Value

Shifting the Board’s Focus from Compliance to Engagement: Best Practice Examples to Unlock Latent Value

Board members today must grapple with increasingly complex matters of strategy and risk. In response, many companies are rethinking board meetings to enhance alignment,… Read more

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