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Anja Herrmann

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Anja Herrmann leads the firm’s US Retail, Apparel & Luxury Practice and is a core member of the Consumer and Digital practices. She focuses her executive search work on Board and CEOs in addition to roles across the C-Suite at the intersection of customer, brand, product and digital. Anja also advises clients in the Retail sector on leadership development, succession planning and organizational effectiveness.

What makes me love this job is the ability to create true impact through our work for clients and candidates. It is a privilege to accompany them on their journey as a resource and a sounding board.

Anja’s focus on retail and direct-to-consumer preceded her time at Egon Zehnder. She has held general management, commercial, product, and merchandising leadership roles with best-in-class lifestyle brands and early stage startups. Anja began her career in traditional fashion and luxury retail, working for brands that include Prada, Dior, and Ralph Lauren, before transitioning to the shopping-and-lifestyle website gilt.com.

Anja has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree from the Community of European Management Schools, and a Lic. Oec. HSG from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She has lived in the U.S., Italy, France, the U.K., Switzerland, and Germany. Passionate about skiing, hiking, and the outdoors, Anja spends as much time as possible in nature with her family, friends, and young son.

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Guts & Data: The Talent Retail Needs to Serve the Post-Pandemic Consumer

Guts & Data: The Talent Retail Needs to Serve the Post-Pandemic Consumer

Post-pandemic Retail is emerging to be a noisy place, and product relevancy has never been more critical, or more difficult, to achieve. Is your… Read more

Global Luxury Goods CEOs Glimpse a Silver Lining in the Coronavirus Crisis

Global Luxury Goods CEOs Glimpse a Silver Lining in the Coronavirus Crisis

Highlights from a digital gathering of CEOs from the global lifestyle and luxury goods’ sector, hosted by Egon Zehnder. Read more

How Retail HR Leaders Are Navigating a New Normal During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How Retail HR Leaders Are Navigating a New Normal During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We virtually gathered HR leaders of retail companies to share how they are handling the crisis—from benefits for part-time workers, to emergency succession planning,… Read more

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