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Miranda Pode leads Egon Zehnder’s London office and the global Priority Clients Initiative for the firm’s Financial Services Practice. She primarily serves clients in the financial services industry, with a particular focus on insurance, retail banking, and consumer finance. Miranda specializes in finding CEOs, operational and risk leaders, chief marketing officers, and chief human resources officers who can transform financial services institutions for a market that is increasingly defined by customer centricity. She is also an executive coach and trusted advisor to boards and CEOs, especially on diversity and inclusion, and works with nominating committees to identify and recruit exceptional female directors. Miranda is part of Egon Zehnder’s Board Consulting, CEO, and Human Resources practices, and previously led the Financial Services Practice in the United Kingdom.

Leadership is hard. What I care about is finding great people and awaking the leader within them.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Miranda was a member of the executive committee of Marks & Spencer’s food division, running the marketing and strategy function as well as the M&S direct food business. Earlier, she worked for Sainsbury’s, first as Head of Investor Relations, then leading the petrol-retailing operation and developing the company’s “Sainsbury-to-you” home shopping business, and finally as the group’s Head of Strategy. Miranda began her career as an investor relations consultant in Boston and London, advising U.S. companies seeking access to European equity markets.

Miranda earned a BA (with honors) in American Studies from Nottingham University, an MA in American Studies from Boston College, and an MBA from London Business School.

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BBC Radio 4 – Focus on Developing Female High Potentials

BBC Radio 4 – Focus on Developing Female High Potentials

Egon Zehnder’s London Managing Partner Miranda Pode was featured on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on 8 March talking about the role of women in leadership.

Forbes Magazine – Driving Diversity with “Real Dialogue”

Forbes Magazine – Driving Diversity with “Real Dialogue”

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Forbes magazine reports on a: “Leader and Daughters: Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders,” event hosted by Egon Zehnder as part of its global initiative to accelerate opportunities for female leaders of the future.

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.

Egon Zehnder First to Set Female CEO Target

Egon Zehnder First to Set Female CEO Target

Egon Zehnder is committing to a target of 25 female chief executives of FTSE 100 companies by 2025 – a five-fold increase on the number today. The public commitment by the firm follows the appointment of its own female Managing Partner, Miranda Pode, to lead Egon Zehnder in the UK.

Egon Zehnder Sets Goal of 25 Female CEOs in UK FTSE100 by 2025

Egon Zehnder Sets Goal of 25 Female CEOs in UK FTSE100 by 2025

Egon Zehnder, the leading privately-owned global executive search and advisory firm ranked top for board and leadership work in the UK*, is committing to a target of 25 female chief executives of FTSE 100 companies by 2025 – a five-fold increase on the number today.

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