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Hugo Nanninga, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice in the UK. 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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Private Companies "Changes to the Governance Landscape" Dinner

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

How to Become an Audit Committee Chair and Then Succeed

How to Become an Audit Committee Chair and Then Succeed

Based on a survey of a 140 UK based respondents across Audit Committee Chairs, Board Chairs, CFOs and Audit Partners in the UK. The survey was supplemented with 21 interviews with UK Board Chairs, Audit Committee Chairs, CFOs and Audit Partners aimed at determining what characteristics are needed to lead this key Committee, what the job entails now, and crucially how an Audit Committee Chair can succeed.

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 awareness and increased regulation means that Audit Committees must now take on a much more proactive role in detecting, understanding and acting on risk – be it financial, macroeconomic, regulatory, legal or cybersecurity-related.

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 Paris on March 29 and 30, 2017.

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 greatest differentiator of corporate performance, the role of the Group HR Director has become more critical than ever before.

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