Jill Ader is the Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder, where she has held several global leadership roles over the past decade. She set up the Firm’s CEO Practice and led its London office and Global Consumer Practice. More recently, Jill founded our global Executive Breakthrough Program and the Discovery Program for CEOs focused on transformation and development that we run in partnership with Mobius. Previously based in London, she has recently moved to our Zurich office. Jill is passionate about unlocking the potential of serving and aspiring CEOs and advises clients worldwide on CEO and board succession.
The world needs more great leadership, which is what Egon Zehnder is all about. We not only find but also develop top leaders and teams. That inspires me.
As Chairwoman, Jill is committed to driving our Firm’s evolution as we spark a global movement of leadership as a force for good in the world.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Jill focused on retail, strategy consulting and venture capital. She earned an MBA from London Business School. Jill and her husband Roger have three adult children. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, in the countryside, walking their dogs and playing tennis.