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Satyajeet Thakur, based in London, is active on C-Suite and Board appointments. He is a global thought leader on Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, and author of Search 2.0, the new global gold standard in inclusive leadership appointments. He is particularly active with companies committed to the Energy Transition, Innovation and Sustainability. He enjoys being a senior leadership assessor and development advisor to current & future C-Suite talent.

Great leadership is rare, but essential for the success of humanity and our planet. Getting to play a part is a huge privilege.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Satya was Director and CEO of Bblunt in India. Previously, he was a Principal with Booz & Company, based in London and Dubai, and worked for clients in Europe, the Middle East, and West Africa. Earlier, Satya was a Navigating Officer in the Merchant Marine.

Satya has a BA in Economics and Commerce from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from London Business School. He values his work-life balance and is passionate about Indian poetry and world history. He is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom.

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Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — Underrepresentation

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — Underrepresentation

Current approaches taken by organizations to address underrepresentation are often narrow, focusing on immediate concerns rather than futureproofing. Read more

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — Biases

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — Biases

The 16 most common cognitive biases impact underlying senior talent decisions, negatively affecting DEI outcomes of those searches. Read more

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — The Selection

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — The Selection

Calibration meetings are a regular feature of senior searches. Each interviewer shares their impressions with a mix of perspectives and potential biases. Read more

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — The Execution

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — The Execution

Beginning a search, one-page summary candidate profiles are the industry standard. They help with reviewing a long list of candidates to contact. Read more

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — The Plan

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — The Plan

The cons of precise search criteria can be drastic because underrepresented groups can be a small part of candidate pools in senior leadership roles. Read more

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — The Participants

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — The Participants

Every client should test their consulting firm’s practices and capabilities in candidate database management, especially the quality of the search engines. Read more

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — Definitions

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — Definitions

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: shortened to DE&I. These three terms are often grouped today. It wasn’t always so and need not always be. Read more

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — Search Index Tool

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments — Search Index Tool

Welcome to the Search 2.0 Index, a free self-diagnostic that allows an organization to take stock on where it currently stands in terms of… Read more

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments

Search 2.0: The Future of Leadership Appointments

Search 2.0 is a revolutionary approach designed for organizations on their DE&I journey. It’s not a diversity-focused template, but for all future leadership appointments. Read more

Combining a Bird’s-Eye View with a Laser Focus for Real DEI Impact

Combining a Bird’s-Eye View with a Laser Focus for Real DEI Impact

Egon Zehnder were delighted to welcome a group of HR Directors to an intimate gathering to discuss their perspectives, the challenges faced and possible… Read more

Ethnic Diversity: From Rapid Response to Lasting Impact

Ethnic Diversity: From Rapid Response to Lasting Impact

A guide to handling difficult and sensitive topics in the workplace that will help drive progress that will move us to a more equitable… Read more

Ethnic Diversity: From Rapid Response to Lasting Impact

Ethnic Diversity: From Rapid Response to Lasting Impact

How to handle difficult and sensitive topics in the workplace and drive progress that will move us to a more equitable world. Read more

Keep Your Innovation Muscle Pumping in a Crisis

Keep Your Innovation Muscle Pumping in a Crisis

How COVID-19 should – and shouldn’t – impact the innovation agenda. Read more

Beyond Keeping the Lights On

Beyond Keeping the Lights On

Senior P&L leaders are forced to make difficult choices with regard to their employees, suppliers, customers, and business partners. Here's how they are tackling… Read more

Tech 'Tonic'

Tech 'Tonic'

Our research shows that the Innovation / R&D function in industrial companies is not getting the attention it deserves, and this carries real consequences… Read more

Making the Leap from CFO to CEO

Making the Leap from CFO to CEO

Ten tips from financial officers for how to prepare to take on the chief executive role. Read more

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