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Hugo Nanninga

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Hugo Nanninga, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice. He has extensive experience advising companies across all sectors on legal professional succession and general development of their legal talent. Hugo is also a key member of the firm’s Consumer and Financial Officers practices, working closely with clients while providing services from executive and board search to executive assessment and development across Europe and the UK.

I’m passionate about building deep connections with people, discovering what drives them, and helping them unfold their full potential.

Before coming to work for Egon Zehnder, Hugo was an Associate in the corporate practice of the Clifford Chance LLP law firm in Amsterdam, where he counseled clients on cross-border public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures, restructuring, and corporate governance.

Hugo earned an LLM (Master of Laws) from Erasmus University, in Rotterdam, and an MBA from London Business School. In his private life, he is passionate about his family, sports, travel, and music of every kind.

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Unleashing Leadership Potential in Law Firms

Unleashing Leadership Potential in Law Firms

Expert legal knowledge and high performance may help in your cases, but they don't prepare you to be a successful leader​ for your clients. Read more

Shaping Associates into Equity Partners

Shaping Associates into Equity Partners

The journey to making equity partner in a law firm is both fraught with challenges and full of learning opportunities. Read more

We Need Leaders, Not Just Lawyers

We Need Leaders, Not Just Lawyers

Lawyers have traditionally been hired for their legal expertise – their knowledge of rules, governance and regulations, their negotiating skills, their ability to navigate… Read more

Leadership of Post-COVID Supply Chains in the Consumer Industry

Leadership of Post-COVID Supply Chains in the Consumer Industry

Even before COVID-19 ravaged the world, consumer goods supply chains were in the midst of transformation, wrestling with the need to show resilience and… Read more

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Private Companies "Changes to the Governance Landscape" Dinner

Private companies - maintain the status quo or support a tide of change? Read more

How to Become an Audit Committee Chair and Then Succeed

How to Become an Audit Committee Chair and Then Succeed

140 UK Audit Committee Chairs share what it takes to become an Audit Committee Chair—and succeed in the role. Read more

Time for Audit Committees to Step Up

Time for Audit Committees to Step Up

The days when the main function of Audit Committees was to put a “stamp of approval” on companies’ financials are long gone. Heightened risk… Read more

What We Heard – A New General Counsel for a New World

What We Heard – A New General Counsel for a New World

What kinds of skills do general counsels need today? This article builds upon Egon Zehnder’s presentation at its Annual European General Counsel event in… Read more

The Group HR Director — Navigator of New Worlds

The Group HR Director — Navigator of New Worlds

In a business environment characterised by rapid change and high levels of ambiguity and uncertainty, where the ability to mobilise talent is perhaps the… Read more

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