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Shawna Kaufman, based in Toronto, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services practice while focusing on asset management and private equity. She is passionate about leadership development, team effectiveness and succession planning.

I’m excited about helping people unlock their potential to help achieve goals beyond their own expectations.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, was the Managing Director for Membership at Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), working in Toronto and Washington, D.C. She was responsible for cultivating relationships with leading private equity investors and overseeing ILPA’s global events and conferences. Before that, Shawna spent more than a decade as a strategy consultant with the Monitor Group, advising clients in Europe, Africa and North America.

Shawna earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University in Kingston, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is a connoisseur of wine and has obtained credentials from the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.

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