Based in Sydney, Ron Saxena advises international financial services businesses including banks and insurers and the broader related services sector. As a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice, he offers a range of talent-centered services including executive search, recruitment, leadership assessment and development. He leads our Human Resources Practice in Australia and New Zealand. He also provides advice to CEOs, board members and leadership teams on developing talent across their organisations.
The core of my work is aligning an executive’s and client’s journeys so they both excel. Being trusted to guide people and organizations through their most trying decisions is a fulfilling privilege.
Ron’s extensive career in financial services and private equity has given him a deep understanding of his clients’ needs. He led strategy teams at BT Financial Group (part of Westpac) in Australia and held senior roles in sales and transformation at BT Private Wealth. While at UBS Wealth Management, where he was based out of London and Zurich, Ron led investment-product teams across Europe. Earlier, Ron was with McKinsey & Company in London where he focused on the financial services, retail and energy sectors. Prior to moving to Europe, Ron spent time in private equity in California acquiring and managing technology, manufacturing and services companies. While at Bear Stearns in New York and Los Angeles, Ron worked in M&A, organizational restructuring, as well as equity and high yield transactions.
Ron earned an MBA from INSEAD in France (with distinction) and a BS in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley.