Rian Raghavjee works in Egon Zehnder’s London and Johannesburg offices and is active in the Financial Services Practice. He is responsible for investment banking in the UK and also has deep expertise in international asset management and insurance. Rian provides leadership advice to clients across a broad range of talent needs, including executive search, leadership development, and coaching. He is also active within the Risk Management segment of the firm’s Financial Services Practice at both board and executive levels.
We are in a privileged position to effect change through having a positive impact on candidates and clients. I enjoy partnering with clients in solving their critical leadership problems.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Rian was involved in growing several commodity trading businesses toward sale or IPO. He cofounded a company to build multi-commodity trading businesses for clients and led the origination function in identifying structured commodity trading opportunities and asset investments. He started his career as an engineer working on the underground gold mines of Anglo American. He then moved to the corporate finance and market development functions, where he invested in downstream start-up and joint venture companies globally. Rian has also served on the board of the World Gold Council.
Rian has a BSc in engineering from the University of Natal and an MSc in engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, both of which are in South Africa. He is also a CFA Charterholder. Rian grew up in South Africa and the UK. He lives just outside of London with his wife and children.