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Nina Schmarander

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Nina Schmarander, based in Düsseldorf, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, CEO and Financial Officer practices. She works with clients in the chemical and process, machinery, energy as well as building and construction materials sectors. Her deep industry experience has made her a trusted advisor to family-owned, publicly traded and private equity-backed companies on leadership, succession planning and governance topics.

I’m embracing challenges with confidence and an open mind. With that I help leaders developing themselves and their teams.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Nina held a number of leadership positions at Bayer MaterialScience AG (now Covestro). Most recently as the Vice President and global head of the Films division.

Nina earned a Diplom-Kauffrau degree from the International School of Management Dortmund and a Master of European and International Business Law from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Outside work, she is passionate about interior design, theater, sports and traveling.

Nina Schmarander ist Beraterin im Düsseldorfer Büro und aktives Mitglied der Industrial, CEO und CFO Praxisgruppe. Sie konzentriert sich vor allem auf die Chemie- und Prozessindustrie, die Energiewirtschaft und den Maschinen- und Anlagenbau. Durch ihr profundes Verständnis für die Bedürfnisse dieser Industrien ist sie eine geschätzte Ansprechpartnerin für familiengeführte sowie Private-Equity- und börsennotierte Unternehmen.

Vor ihrem Eintritt bei Egon Zehnder war Nina Schmarander viele Jahre für die Bayer MaterialSciences AG (heute Covestro) tätig, zuletzt verantwortete sie als Vice President und Mitglied des Konzernführungskreises den Geschäftsbereich Spezialfolien.

Nina Schmarander ist Diplom-Kauffrau und hat einen Master in europäischem und internationalem Recht von der Universität St. Gallen.

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