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Karoline Vinsrygg

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Karoline Vinsrygg leads Egon Zehnder’s Board Practice in the UK. She advises boards and CEOs of industrial and b2b services companies on their talent and succession agendas. In addition to advising publicly listed companies, she has deep experience partnering with private equity clients. Karoline coleads the firm’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Karoline was Chief of Strategy and Organization and a member of the Executive Board of Aker Yards (later STX Europe) – the largest shipbuilding group in Europe, where she was responsible for strategy, business development, communications, and HR. Karoline gained transactional experience from Akers Yards as well as Citigroup while based in New York and London. She started her career with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, where she was head of the policy section and a member of the executive team.

Karoline earned a BA in political science from the University of Oslo and an MBA from Georgetown University, Washington DC, which she attended as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Governance in the COVID-19 Crisis

Governance in the COVID-19 Crisis

Egon Zehnder’s board consultants interviewed global directors to see how governance has changed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

CEO Community Call: Leadership through Crisis

CEO Community Call: Leadership through Crisis

On March 19, former BP CEO Bob Dudley and former Rolls Royce CEO Sir John Rose shared advice on steering a company through a… Read more

Defining the Role of the Senior Independent Director (SID) on Boards

Defining the Role of the Senior Independent Director (SID) on Boards

We gathered a group of 14 senior independent directors to discuss the role and its related challenges. Read more

Defining the Agile Leader of Today

Defining the Agile Leader of Today

How CEOs can embrace vulnerability, humility, and inclusivity. Read more

London Women on Industrial Boards: Autumn 2019

London Women on Industrial Boards: Autumn 2019

During our 4th female dinner, leaders gathered to discuss the route to chair, being purposeful, and the role women can play in supporting one… Read more

D&I: The Missing Link to Sustainability

D&I: The Missing Link to Sustainability

Why diversity and inclusion hold the key to true sustainability. Read more

Surviving—and Thriving—on a Private Equity Board

Surviving—and Thriving—on a Private Equity Board

Joining a private equity board has its upsides, but it’s not for everyone: this type of board service also carries plenty of risk. What… Read more

London Women on Industrial Boards: Summer 2019

London Women on Industrial Boards: Summer 2019

Hosted by Melody Meyer and Egon Zehnder, 11 board directors joined us for our third dinner for women on industrial boards. The topics spanned… Read more

Insights from Women Directors

Insights from Women Directors

A group of women directors of industrial boards share advice for how boards should think about hiring. Read more

Egon Zehnder Finds Generation, Not Gender, Determines Attitudes at Work

Egon Zehnder Finds Generation, Not Gender, Determines Attitudes at Work

Egon Zehnder's study of more than 2,500 executives across seven countries uncovered a significant gap in attitudes and priorities between generations, particularly regarding diversity,… Read more

2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who's Really On Board?

2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker: Who's Really On Board?

Egon Zehnder tracked gender and international diversity on boards around the world for the past 14 years. Where do 44 countries stack up? Read more

Egon Zehnder Global Board Diversity Tracker Suggests Gender Parity in the Boardroom May Never Be Achieved

Egon Zehnder Global Board Diversity Tracker Suggests Gender Parity in the Boardroom May Never Be Achieved

Egon Zehnder, the world's leadership advisory firm, today released the results of its 2018 Global Board Diversity Tracker. The study shows the accelerating growth… Read more

There’s No One Size Fits All Approach to Diversity

There’s No One Size Fits All Approach to Diversity

State Street Corporation’s “Fearless Girl” statue staring down Wall Street's big (male) bull turned up the volume on a conversation we've been having for… Read more

Financial Times – Take a Brave Approach to Boosting Diversity

Financial Times – Take a Brave Approach to Boosting Diversity

How can companies do more to promote gender diversity, asks the Financial Times? Setting specific diversity goals and measuring progress towards them is a… Read more

Fast Company – Board Chairs Drive Gender Diversity

Fast Company – Board Chairs Drive Gender Diversity

Why is progress with gender diversity disappointingly slow, asks Fast Company? Diversity is often led by a board chair, according to Egon Zehnder’s 2016… Read more

2016 Global Board Diversity Analysis

2016 Global Board Diversity Analysis

The Egon Zehnder 2016 Global Board Diversity Analysis (GBDA) evaluates board data from 1,491 public companies with market capitalization exceeding EUR 6bn across 44… Read more

WINConference 2015 – Inspire the World: With Insight, Grace & Action

WINConference 2015 – Inspire the World: With Insight, Grace & Action

Inspiring and helping women to contribute authentically and integrate their feminine values into leadership roles was the focus of the Global WINConference. Read more

Never hide

Never hide

Diversity thought leader Binna Kandola discusses improvements in creativity, leadership and productivity. Read more

2014 Egon Zehnder European Board Diversity Analysis With Global Perspective

2014 Egon Zehnder European Board Diversity Analysis With Global Perspective

The findings of the 2014 Egon Zehnder European Board Diversity Analysis reveal that women's share of European board seats increased more than 20 percent,… Read more

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