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Based in Milan, Emanuela Cancogni is a trusted advisor to clients in Health, Media and Digital sectors and deeply involved in the development of Egon Zehnder’s new Digital Health Practice. Emanuela also works extensively in the private equity space, conducting professional and portfolio related professional, executive, and NED searches. Her engaging personality allows her to serve as an effective change agent in complex situations, facilitating positive outcomes in executive search, management appraisal and assessment and development.

I derive energy from helping organizations and people develop over time, each in their own unique way. I’m curious about human beings and their journeys and cherish being their sparring partner for long-term professional and personal growth.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Emanuela was a manager for Bain & Company in Italy, France, and Luxembourg. She led strategy and organization projects in growth and turnaround contexts across multiple sectors, with a particular focus on consumer goods. Earlier, Emanuela did an internship at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protection in Brussels.

Emanuela earned a degree in economics (with honors) at Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA (also with honors) at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In her private life, she is devoted to her family and young son and also loves to mentor students and new colleagues.

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