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Bernhard Scholl, based in Miami, leads the North American Chemical and Process Industries segment of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice. He advises leading chemical and agrochemical companies on board and CEO succession, executive team effectiveness, board effectiveness, and leadership development. Bernhard has particular expertise in executive, general management, supply chain leadership, and chief marketing officer recruitment in Europe, North America, and Latin America.

In today’s uncertain global economy, determining what makes a person or organization successful is a fascinating challenge. Every day is an opportunity to make a difference. Interacting with talented people around the world makes my job extraordinary.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Bernhard was Global General Manager at Cabot Corporation and Global Business Director at Dow Chemical. Previously, he managed various chemical businesses in Latin America, the U.S., and Europe at Rohm and Haas.

Bernhard has a BS in finance and economics from Babson College, an MS in politics and economics from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He has lived and worked in the U.S., Mexico, Switzerland, the U.K., and Germany. He has two children and is an avid tennis player and world traveler.

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Food industry disruption spells opportunity for ingredients companies

Food industry disruption spells opportunity for ingredients companies

The combination of 3G Capital’s ongoing acquisitions, margin pressure from discounters like Aldi and Lidl and the expectations of activist investors has thrown consumer packaged goods companies in the food space squarely on the defensive.

Food Processing – Food Industry Disruption Spells Opportunity for Ingredients Companies

Food Processing – Food Industry Disruption Spells Opportunity for Ingredients Companies

The combination of 3G Capital’s ongoing acquisitions, margin pressure from discounters like Aldi and Lidl and the expectations of activist investors has thrown consumer packaged goods companies in the food space squarely on the defensive. Most have reacted by going into cost-cutting mode, slashing entire layers of marketing and R&D talent from their organizations.

The Transformational Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions

The Transformational Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2016, nearly 200 transactions, with a value of more than $90 billion, took place in the chemical industry, and 2017 may well surpass that pace. But what are the implications of having these transactions play such a large role in reshaping the industry?

Solving the Chemical Talent Crisis: Everyone’s a General Manager Now

Solving the Chemical Talent Crisis: Everyone’s a General Manager Now

Recently, I outlined the current talent crisis in the chemical industry, in which pipeline and succession challenges have hit just as the industry undergoes its most dramatic set of changes in a generation. There is no single path out of this dilemma, but the first step is to parse the ways in which the industry has become more complex.

The Chemical Talent Crisis

The Chemical Talent Crisis

Every chief executive and board member in the chemical industry is facing the same chronic talent shortage, unable to find enough rising stars at the director and VP level to fill the succession plans for soon-to-retire GMs, country managers and CEOs.

Executive Assessment and Development
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Executive Assessment and Development

How do you equip an organization with the right leadership to sustain long-term growth? Brian Reinken and Bernhard Scholl in conversation with Dow Chemical Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris.

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