Golnaz Bahmanyar, based in Dubai since 2008, leads Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice in the Middle East and works in the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals, Human Resources, and Communication and Public Affairs Officers practices. She is a trusted advisor to multinational and regional distributors and family-owned companies in fast-moving consumer goods and food. Golnaz has successfully conducted many executive and board searches, management appraisals, and senior succession planning initiatives. She is also active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications and Digital practices.
I’m most passionate about solving problems, challenging conventional thinking, building and cultivating relationships, and earning the trust of clients.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Golnaz was a Senior Associate with Booz & Company, based in Dubai, where she advised regional consumer, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications clients. Before that, she held a variety of operational, business development, and marketing roles at the Richemont Group while being based in Tokyo and New York.
Golnaz earned a BS in information technology from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD. She also graduated from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies with a degree in Japanese. She loves her family, and especially watching her daughters grow. Golnaz also enjoys living in Dubai and using it as a base for exploring Asia, Africa, and beyond.