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Miranda Pode is the Co-Leader of Egon Zehnder’s global Financial Services practice. She primarily serves clients in financial services, working to help them find CEOs, Operations and Risk leaders, Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Human Resources Officers who can transform financial services institutions for a market defined by customer centricity. Miranda is an executive coach and been designated as a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching for her deep development work with clients. She also acts as a trusted advisor to boards and CEOs, especially on diversity and inclusion, working 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 formerly led the firm’s London office and 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.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Miranda was with Marks & Spencer, where she led the marketing and strategy function for the £3 billion food division, was a member of the divisional executive committee and headed up the M&S Direct food business. Miranda started her career working in investor relations consulting in Boston and London.

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

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Global Banking CEOs Strike a Balance Between Capitalism and Care Amid COVID-19

Global Banking CEOs Strike a Balance Between Capitalism and Care Amid COVID-19

Highlights from the eighth digital gathering of CEOs from the banking world, hosted by Egon Zehnder. Read more

Learning from the Crisis, Insurance Embraces Change

Learning from the Crisis, Insurance Embraces Change

How Insurance leaders have moved on from the initial operational trials of Covid-19, to the larger strategic issues facing the industry. Read more

Global Banking CEOs Hammer Out the Details of a Safe Return to the Office

Global Banking CEOs Hammer Out the Details of a Safe Return to the Office

Highlights from digital gatherings with CEOs from the banking world, hosted by Egon Zehnder. Read more

Responding to the Crisis, Insurance Looks Ahead

Responding to the Crisis, Insurance Looks Ahead

As the crisis drags on, industries must make the transition from coping with the initial emergency to crafting the changes that will shape the… Read more

Banking CEOs Work out a New Normal

Banking CEOs Work out a New Normal

Banks are endeavoring to return to a new normal, looking at reopening branches while adapting to a changing world, as Egon Zehnder found out… Read more

CEOs Turn the Tide on COVID-19

CEOs Turn the Tide on COVID-19

The repercussions of COVID-19 are continuing to ricochet through the global banking industry. Nevertheless, glimmers of optimism are slowly emerging, encouraging CEOs to look… Read more

COVID-19: Planning for an Unknown Future

COVID-19: Planning for an Unknown Future

As COVID-19 continues to massively impact banks worldwide, leaders’ thoughts are turning to what will happen after the crisis and how banks can already… Read more

COVID-19: Keeping Morale High

COVID-19: Keeping Morale High

In these extreme times, it’s vital to keep the lines of communication open. Egon Zehnder continued to speak with CEO and CHROs of financial… Read more

COVID-19: Prepare for the Worst-case Scenario

COVID-19: Prepare for the Worst-case Scenario

A digital gathering with Jean Pierre Mustier, Group Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit, and 40 CEOs from the banking world, hosted by Egon Zehnder’s… Read more

The Times – Today’s New Chief Executives Can Set an Example for Us All

The Times – Today’s New Chief Executives Can Set an Example for Us All

Many people think that the structure and ownership of a business affects the pressures their leaders face. It is certainly true that the need… Read more

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… Read more

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… 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

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… Read more

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… Read more

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