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Benito Cachinero

Benito Cachinero-Sánchez, based in Philadelphia, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Solutions and Human Resources Practice Groups. He is a valued advisor to clients on board governance, senior executive succession strategies, including CEO succession, talent assessment and pipelining, and management of large-scale organizational change. Benito draws on business experience across multiple sectors (industrial, services, healthcare and technology) and a track record in translating business imperatives into effective talent and organizational strategies.

I see myself as a connector. I enjoy bringing people and ideas together to improve business and leadership performance.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Benito served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at DuPont after holding the same role at Automatic Data Processing (ADP), leading complex CEO succession processes at both enterprises. Previously, Benito was the VP of Human Resources for Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group. Earlier in his career, Benito was the Corporate HR Vice President for Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures at Lucent Technologies.

Born in Málaga, Spain, Benito earned a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, an MA in Demography and a second MA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has an MBA from IESE and serves on its US Advisory Council. He is Chair of the Board of the Rosenbach Museum and Library and serves on the boards of Library of America and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.

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CEO Insights — Volume 20: Prioritizing People: Focusing on Talent Needs for an Emerging World

CEO Insights — Volume 20: Prioritizing People: Focusing on Talent Needs for an Emerging World

CEOs are depending on their CHROs, asking: What else can we do to have a positive impact on employees and make a difference now… Read more

NGO Board Chairs: Providing a True North

NGO Board Chairs: Providing a True North

Boards have played an invaluable role in looking beyond the disruptions to maintain a focus on the bigger picture. Read more

Four Pillars for Developing a Human Capital Strategy

Four Pillars for Developing a Human Capital Strategy

To effectively execute your ambitious business goals, you need a Human Capital Strategy. Benito Cachinero shares four pillars of building this strategy in his… Read more

Navigating a Global Crisis: How Organizations, CEOs, and Managers Need to React

Navigating a Global Crisis: How Organizations, CEOs, and Managers Need to React

Egon Zehnder's Benito Cachinero speaks with Wharton Business School on what it takes for a leader to succeed in times of crisis, particularly a… Read more

A Global Conversation About HR

A Global Conversation About HR

A 5-part report on how HR leaders can reshape the future of the function. Read more

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Benito Cachinero discusses human capital strategy on Wharton Business School's radio series, Leadership in Action. Read more

Wharton Business Radio — Human Resource Secrets

Wharton Business Radio — Human Resource Secrets

Benito Cachinero shares how leaders successfully run their large companies, from day-to-day responsibilities to developing an overarching human capital strategy. Read more

Our Culture is Our Secret Sauce

Our Culture is Our Secret Sauce

Egon Zehnder’s Benito Cachinero in conversation with Workday SVP, People and Performance Evangelist Greg Pryor on how culture is the key to delivering for… Read more

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