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Axelle Sznajer

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Axelle Sznajer, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s activities around tech-enabled services and FinTech in Europe. She works with publicly traded and privately owned companies, helping them to meet talent management needs related to technology, digital transformation, and innovation. Axelle’s work as a key member of the firm’s Financial Services and Information Technology practices includes executive and board searches as well as management appraisals and leadership development consulting at the C-suite and board levels. She is spearheading a global initiative on AI and its impact on the talent ecosystem, and also advises startups.

My work is about connecting people and opportunities. I enjoy bringing a different perspective to each conversation and helping people and organizations grow.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Axelle was the Head of Business Development at Cisco Capital Asia Pacific & Japan while being based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Before that she was involved in financing large telecom and infrastructural projects as an Associate on CSFB’s global project finance team in Hong Kong and as an Assistant Director of ANZ’s structured finance team in Singapore. Axelle began her career at Morgan Stanley London working in investment banking, M&A, and debt capital markets.

Axelle earned an MSc in business and engineering from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. She loves traveling to explore different cultures and civilizations and also supports educational and social welfare charities. Axelle lives in London with her husband and two teenage boys.

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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

Blythe Masters Shares Career Advice for Female Leaders | Leaders & Daughters 2019

Blythe Masters Shares Career Advice for Female Leaders | Leaders & Daughters 2019

At London's 2019 Leaders & Daughters event, Egon Zehnder's Axelle Sznajer spoke with Blythe Masters, former CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, and her daughter… Read more

Embracing FinTech Disruption

Embracing FinTech Disruption

Technology is reinventing the financial services industry by enabling a simpler, more effective way to solve fiscal and business problems and to connect with… Read more

Making the Future Now — How Financial Services Firms Can Adapt to a Customer-Centric World

Making the Future Now — How Financial Services Firms Can Adapt to a Customer-Centric World

Challenged by quick-moving rivals from outside the industry, traditional financial services institutions are looking to remake themselves to meet the expectations of customers who… Read more

Business Today – Why Banks Need Digital Talent to Survive

Business Today – Why Banks Need Digital Talent to Survive

With internet giants like Apple and Google bulldozing their way into financial services, banks urgently need to overhaul their digital business models. Where should… Read more

Financial Times – Banks Embracing Digital Change Need Transformational Talent

Financial Times – Banks Embracing Digital Change Need Transformational Talent

After decades in a “walled garden”, digital technology and empowered customers are now driving change in banking, reports the Financial Times. Read more

Banks Become Wise to the Age of Data

Banks Become Wise to the Age of Data

Banks are becoming data companies and need new leaders in the boardroom and below. Perhaps, not before time, boring banking is starting to make… Read more

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