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David Kidd

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David Kidd specializes in board assignments and CEO succession with particular expertise in the natural resources and industrial sectors. During his career, he has been the head of Egon Zehnder’s global Board Practice and has led the firm’s global CEO Succession and Executive Assessment and Development Practices. Based in London, David is a trusted advisor to boards of directors in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa.

It is a privilege to work with so many of the world’s prominent leaders to solve their most complex and sensitive people issues and to provide them with the best possible options.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, David was an investor and CEO at a startup that became a leader in the emerging field of biotechnology. Previously he was the UK Marketing Director of Ferag AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of post-press-printing machinery. David gained expertise in mining and natural resources during the first seven years of his career when he worked with Anglo American and Rio Tinto in South Africa, the UK, and the US.

David earned a BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Leeds and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. When not working, he spends time with his wife and children and enjoys skiing, sailing, swimming, and the arts.

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Interview with Stephen Green, HSBC

Interview with Stephen Green, HSBC

“Anybody who thinks that you can pull up drawbridges is kidding themselves.” Read more

Interview with Lord Christopher Patten

Interview with Lord Christopher Patten

"Oxford taught me to make the most sof everything." Read more

How Chairmen Enhance Board Effectiveness

How Chairmen Enhance Board Effectiveness

For independent board chairmen of global companies, challenges continue to grow while room for error continues to shrink. Shareholders demand more rapid returns. Increasing… Read more

What we heard - CERAWeek 2015: “The Future of Energy Leadership” panel discussion

What we heard - CERAWeek 2015: “The Future of Energy Leadership” panel discussion

The market turbulence, high levels of M&A activity, and the ongoing challenges of public dialogue are testing the mettle of energy industry chairmen and… Read more

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