Patrick Nader co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Real Estate practice. Based in Dubai, he also co-heads the firm’s Services and Consumer Practice Groups in the Middle East, with a focus on air transport, logistics and FMCG. In addition to executive search, Patrick has deep experience in succession planning, executive assessment, leadership development and team effectiveness. He is a valued advisor to clients, drawing on his extensive experience in the consumer products and strategy consulting industries.
Great leaders must take calculated risks to expand their business horizons, and I love working with them as they navigate these important decisions.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Patrick served as the Senior Strategy Director at PepsiCo with responsibility for Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, following roles in Go-to-market and Sales Strategy. Prior to that, he was a Manager at the strategy consulting firm Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company), advising family businesses, investment companies, and real estate clients throughout the Middle East. He began his career in Canada as a Global Management Trainee and Trade Marketing Manager at Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Patrick earned a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD. He speaks fluent English, Arabic, and French. When not consulting, Patrick helps high-impact, emerging entrepreneurs scale up their businesses as a mentor and advisory board member at Endeavor.