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Sven Petersen

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​A German-Brazilian living in London, Sven Petersen advises on leadership talent and development across sectors but spends most of his time in the technology and communications sectors. He leads Egon Zehnder’s UK Technology Practice and is active in the firm’s Executive Assessment and Development and Technology Officers practices. Sven has deep experience in senior-level executive and nonexecutive recruitment for publicly listed companies as well as private-equity-portfolio businesses.

I am fundamentally interested in helping leaders at critical transition points of their journeys. I have the privilege to do so by working with outstanding colleagues providing insight and inspiration.

​Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sven was Founder and Managing Director of talent advisory firm P5 Management in London. Previously, he was Senior Consultant with the media and telecoms strategy firms Fathom Partners and Spectrum Strategy Consultants, both in London.

​Sven has an MSc in executive coaching from Ashridge Business School and a BSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He enjoys playing piano and guitar, collecting art, and spending time with his daughters and wife.

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A Post-Crisis Role for CIOs: Coach

A Post-Crisis Role for CIOs: Coach

Egon Zehnder gathered CIOs for a series of three video conferences to hear how they were embracing this new reality and what they see… Read more

The Great Digital Opportunity: Technology Officers in the Age of COVID-19

The Great Digital Opportunity: Technology Officers in the Age of COVID-19

As businesses rapidly embraced technology to enable remote work and preserve business continuity, technology officers see a new task for the weeks and months… Read more

The Better Question – How Can More Women Become Architects of the Digital World?

The Better Question – How Can More Women Become Architects of the Digital World?

Despite digital as a concept being gender-agnostic, the workforce that sits behind the design and execution, and implementation, has a bias toward men. Read more

Security Roundtable – Risk Management: Who’s Responsible? Who’s Accountable?

Security Roundtable – Risk Management: Who’s Responsible? Who’s Accountable?

With the rise of the Internet of Things, how can businesses ensure they have the protections they need to minimize risk and remain compliant… Read more

Executive Search Review – US CISOs Need to Gain Global Exposure

Executive Search Review – US CISOs Need to Gain Global Exposure

American CISOs aspiring to top global jobs need to follow a more international career path, writes Egon Zehnder consultant Kal Bittianda in the Executive… Read more

Computerwoche – London Offers Career Boost for IT Leaders

Computerwoche – London Offers Career Boost for IT Leaders

London is a European Mecca for IT experts and Germans seeking to fast-track their careers should consider a stint in the City, reports the… Read more

Tech Firms Need to Develop Female Top Talent Pipeline

Tech Firms Need to Develop Female Top Talent Pipeline

While Europe still leads the world in terms of board diversity, too few women hold executive positions, according to the results of a recent… Read more

“Inspiring the next generation of female technology creators”

“Inspiring the next generation of female technology creators”

The UK’s National Museum of Computing has launched a new gallery dedicated to women in computing in an effort to redress the gender imbalance… Read more

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