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Based in Zurich, Peter Zehnder is active in the Consumer, Health, and Industrial practices. He is a trusted advisor on entrepreneurship, CEO, and nonexecutive director search. He is also a member of the Family Business Advisory Practice.

I can’t think of a profession more exciting than mine. I take pride in being an entrepreneur at a firm where we exhibit the highest professional standards in order to be trusted advisors to our very diverse clients.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Peter was the Global Head of Brand Development for Zurich Insurance Group, leading global digital marketing, sponsorship and events, and corporate design. Previously, he was Group Head of Recruitment for Zurich Insurance Group. Earlier, he founded and was CEO of A-Live Music Company AG, an entertainment company that specialized in high-end, personalized entertainment products. Peter was also a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.

Peter has an MA in economics and business administration from University of St. Gallen, lic. Oec. HSG, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves on the International Advisory Board of SDA Bocconi and is President of the Zurich Chapter of the Alumni of University of St. Gallen. When not working, he enjoys sports, playing music, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

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