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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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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 customers globally.

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 want service that is intuitive, customized and on demand. To find the digital leaders they need to pilot that shift, financial services institutions need to follow these ten best practices.

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 they start? By recruiting the right digital leaders, writes Egon Zehnder consultant Axelle Sznajer in Business Today.

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 a comeback,” observed John Kay last week in the light of big announcements at Deutsche Bank and HSBC.

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.

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