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Xavier Leroy, based in Johannesburg, advises on talent strategy, CEO succession, and board effectiveness for organizations in the natural resources, retail, finance, and health-care sectors. With deep expertise in Africa, he is active in Egon Zehnder’s Board, Industrial, Services, and Government practices.

Being surrounded by smart people who are impacting the world and creating collective wealth is particularly important in Africa, where visionary individuals can have a significant effect on a large number of people.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Xavier held senior strategy and marketing roles at Sanofi in France, the U.S., and Japan. Previously, he was a senior consultant with Monitor Company, based in Paris, Hong Kong, and Bombay. Xavier was also an Assistant General Manager for Air France in Southern Africa.

Xavier has an MA in business economics from ESSEC in Paris and an MA in political science from Institut d’Etudes Politiques, also in Paris. He is passionate about mangos and Legos.

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“The students must see themselves as building a cathedral – the cathedral being Africa.”

“The students must see themselves as building a cathedral – the cathedral being Africa.”

Interview with Fred Swaniker, founder of the African Leadership Academy. Read more

Interview with Ben Lipps, Fresenius Medical Care

Interview with Ben Lipps, Fresenius Medical Care

“You have to be prepared to take all of the risks and assume responsibility for failures.” Read more

Leaders of the Future: Navigating Disruption in Consumer Goods and Retail

Leaders of the Future: Navigating Disruption in Consumer Goods and Retail

Egon Zehnder was privileged to be part of the 60th annual Consumer Goods Forum global summit on 15-17 June 2016. Held in Cape Town,… Read more

“Always be conscious that you are setting a tone and a value system.”

“Always be conscious that you are setting a tone and a value system.”

Strive Masiyiwa battles corruption to empower young Africans, and is spearheading a mobile revolution. Read more

Cracking Africa’s Talent Challenge: Why Executive Development is Key

Cracking Africa’s Talent Challenge: Why Executive Development is Key

For businesses in every sector, Africa offers exciting prospects. Aggregate annual growth exceeds 6%, amongst the highest of any region, with the continent’s collective… Read more

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