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Rajeev Vasudeva is based in London and New Delhi. With deep relationships around the world, he advises Boards and CEOs of organizations on appointing, assessing and developing leaders and Board members. Rajeev is based in the London office and is active in the Technology & Communications, CEO, and Board Consulting practices. He is also part of the Family Business Advisory Practice.

The world deserves responsible leaders who not only deliver results but also bring greater humanity to organizations. It is exhilarating working alongside these influential leaders in helping them transform and shape their own journeys and the organizations they lead.

Currently a Senior Advisor to Egon Zehnder, Rajeev was the firm’s CEO for five years from 2014. He led the firm’s expansion in India, Africa and the Middle East. He also co-led the global Family Business Advisory. Rajeev joined the firm in 1995 when his consultancy, Sachar Vasudeva & Associates, merged with Egon Zehnder. He began his career as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse and Touche Ross in the U.S. and India.

Rajeev has a BA in Economics from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Delhi, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Once a competitive diver and tennis player, Rajeev now enjoys golf, travel, and theatre.

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The Hindu – Making 'Lateral Entry' Work

The Hindu – Making 'Lateral Entry' Work

Executive Search

Most CEOs are grappling with one particular challenge, irrespective of industry or geography: getting the right leadership talent. Governments face this challenge too. The… Read more

Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva's advice to his daughter Mihira.
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Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva's advice to his daughter Mihira.

Hear Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva advice to his daughter Mihira as a part of the Global Leaders & Daughters Event Series 2018. Read more

The Economic Times – Today is the Age of the Humble, Vulnerable CEO

The Economic Times – Today is the Age of the Humble, Vulnerable CEO

CEO Search & Succession

Leaders had an information arbitrage earlier, but now information is readily available to everybody and that is reducing the power centres, Rajeev Vasudeva, global… Read more

Rajeev Vasudeva, Egon Zehnder’s CEO, participated in the #WEF2018 in Davos
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Rajeev Vasudeva, Egon Zehnder’s CEO, participated in the #WEF2018 in Davos

Hear his reflections on "Reconciling the Leadership Paradox" while Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. Read more

Rajeev Vasudeva, Egon Zehnder’s CEO, participated in the #WEF2018 in Davos

Rajeev Vasudeva, Egon Zehnder’s CEO, participated in the #WEF2018 in Davos

Egon Zehnder’s CEO, Rajeev Vasudeva is participating in the #WEF2018 in Davos this week. Hear his reflections on “Reconciling the Leadership Paradox” while Creating… Read more

Fortune – How to Profit from the Ultra-Tight Job Market Right Now

Fortune – How to Profit from the Ultra-Tight Job Market Right Now

Human Resources

In our continually disrupted business environment, what an employee will be doing in their next job often has little to do with to anything… Read more

Quartz – Retailers Implement New Strategies to Adapt to Disruption

Quartz – Retailers Implement New Strategies to Adapt to Disruption

Retail, Apparel and Luxury Goods

J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler stepped down Monday (June 5) after 14 years at the helm, unable to arrest the upscale clothing chain’s slide. Drexler,… Read more

Quartz - The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

Quartz - The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

Quartz asked a dozen business leaders, including CEOs of major organizations, what books they would recommend for the thousands of new graduates preparing to… Read more

Hunt Scanlon Media – Why Ambitions Fall As Women Strive to Reach the C-Suite

Hunt Scanlon Media – Why Ambitions Fall As Women Strive to Reach the C-Suite

Diversity & Inclusion

Young women, it seems, have a healthy sense of ambition. Nearly three quarters of them in the early stages of their professional careers aim… Read more

Digital Transformation in China: Time for CEOs to Lead

Digital Transformation in China: Time for CEOs to Lead

CEO Search & Succession

Across industries, China CEOs are driving bold digital strategies. But they face tough challenges in finding the right talent and unlocking innovation in their… Read more

The Independent – UK Boards Fighting First-Time Dip in Gender Diversity

The Independent – UK Boards Fighting First-Time Dip in Gender Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion

Just 29 percent of new UK board recruits were women in 2016, down from 32.1 percent in 2014 and 31.6 percent in 2012, reports… Read more

Latest Egon Zehnder Global Board Diversity Analysis Illustrates Slow but Positive Progress

Latest Egon Zehnder Global Board Diversity Analysis Illustrates Slow but Positive Progress

Diversity & Inclusion

Egon Zehnder, a global leader in executive search and leadership advisory services, today released its 2016 Global Board Diversity Analysis (GBDA). Read more

Forbes Magazine – Pace of Business Change Outstrips Progress in Gender Diversity

Forbes Magazine – Pace of Business Change Outstrips Progress in Gender Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion

Gender parity internationally is picking up, with women occupying 19% of board seats of the largest companies in 2016 versus 14% in 2012, reports… Read more

Financial Times – UK Loses Board Diversity Momentum

Financial Times – UK Loses Board Diversity Momentum

Diversity & Inclusion

The gender diversity dynamic at board level lost impetus in the UK last year, reports the Financial Times. Read more

“Each succeeding generation sees the family business not as a matter of ownership, but of trusteeship.”

“Each succeeding generation sees the family business not as a matter of ownership, but of trusteeship.”

A Vellayan on maintaining the fine balance between family interests and business success through many generations. Read more

Harvard Business Review – Keep Employees from Leaving by Emphasizing Teamwork

Harvard Business Review – Keep Employees from Leaving by Emphasizing Teamwork

Executive Assessment & Development

An entrepreneurial society is one in which innovation and new business creation are, as Peter Drucker put it, “an integral, life-sustaining activity” across organizations… Read more

Quartz – Rajeev Vasudeva on the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Quartz – Rajeev Vasudeva on the Next Generation of Female Leaders

In an interview with Quartz, Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva provided a perspective on progress made to date on adding more women to corporate… Read more

Forbes Magazine – Driving Diversity with “Real Dialogue”

Forbes Magazine – Driving Diversity with “Real Dialogue”

Diversity & Inclusion

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

Quartz – Why Failure Is Fashionable

Quartz – Why Failure Is Fashionable

Executive Search

Top CEOs are increasingly looking for candidates with some experience of failure in their career. Read more

The Economic Times – Volatility Calls for Value-Based Leadership

The Economic Times – Volatility Calls for Value-Based Leadership

In today’s changing, volatile world the task of leadership has become much more difficult and challenging. What attributes do today’s leaders need to succeed,… Read more

Manager Magazin – In Search of Leadership Solutions

Manager Magazin – In Search of Leadership Solutions

What kind of competitive edge does a value-based approach give a consultancy like Egon Zehnder when facing future challenges? CEO Rajeev Vasudeva answers this… Read more

Unlocking Leadership Potential in Emerging Markets

Unlocking Leadership Potential in Emerging Markets

CEO Search & Succession

Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva recently hosted a dinner for board members, CEOs and chief human resources officers whose operations in China and India… Read more

New Executive Leadership Profile for Brazil

New Executive Leadership Profile for Brazil

The current macroeconomic upheaval in Brazil is typical of emerging economies, Egon Zehnder's Chief Executive Rajeev Vasudeva told Valor International, but requires a specific… Read more

Four Tips To Be a Successful Leader

Four Tips To Be a Successful Leader

What defines successful leaders today, asks the Australian Financial Review in an interview with Egon Zehnder’s Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Vasudeva? According to Vasudeva,… Read more

Mastering change, cultivating the right talent

Mastering change, cultivating the right talent

As the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland drew to a close this week, Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva shared his thoughts… Read more

Rajeev Vasudeva on CNBC Worldwide about the importance of leadership in the new global context

Rajeev Vasudeva on CNBC Worldwide about the importance of leadership in the new global context

As the World Economic Forum takes center stage in Davos, Switzerland, Egon Zehnder’s CEO, Rajeev Vasudeva sat down with CNBC Worldwide in London to… Read more

Board Diversity: Time to Pick up the Pace

Board Diversity: Time to Pick up the Pace

The number of women in top management roles is rising, but the pace of change remains painfully slow, reports Andrew Hill in the Financial… Read more

Future Challenges and the Future of Leadership

Future Challenges and the Future of Leadership

What are the challenges companies face today? What will those be tomorrow? How do you align future leaders with future need? These are some… Read more

The world is looking for different kinds of leaders

The world is looking for different kinds of leaders

In a recent interview with the Times of India, Egon Zehnder Chairman Damien O'Brien and CEO Rajeev Vasudeva reflected on the leadership qualities –… Read more

Board Diversity – How to get there?

Board Diversity – How to get there?

Diversity & Inclusion

Board diversity is much more than simply a question of fairness. Lack of diversity represents a missed opportunity to bring in new thinking, insights,… Read more

Why soft skills are more important than ever - searching for a new breed of leaders

Why soft skills are more important than ever - searching for a new breed of leaders

Tougher regulation, swift technological advances and volatile global markets call for a new breed of leader, notes Rajeev Vasudeva, Chief Executive Officer of Egon… Read more

Rajeev Vasudeva Appointed to Egon Zehnder CEO Role Joins Chairman Damien O'Brien to Advance Firm's Global Growth Agenda

Rajeev Vasudeva Appointed to Egon Zehnder CEO Role Joins Chairman Damien O'Brien to Advance Firm's Global Growth Agenda

Egon Zehnder today announced changes in the firm's global leadership team as current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Damien O'Brien appointed Rajeev Vasudeva as… Read more

Do Advisory Boards work, and what makes them effective?

Do Advisory Boards work, and what makes them effective?

Board Advisory

An Advisory Board is a body that advises the management of an organization, foundation or corporation. Unlike a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board… Read more

For Better, for Worse

For Better, for Worse

Family Business Advisory

How to keep the family business vibrant across generations. Read more

For better, for worse

For better, for worse

How to keep the family business vibrant across generations. Read more

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