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Egon Zehnder Names German Herrera as North America Industrial Practice Leader

NEW YORK November 17, 2015 – Egon Zehnder, a global leader in executive search and leadership advisory services, today announced the appointment of German Herrera as Industrial Practice Leader for North America. In his new role, Herrera, who has managed the firm’s Miami office since 2006, will oversee the firm’s work with the boards and executive committees of the continent’s leading industrial companies as they navigate the historic array of opportunities and challenges facing the sector.

“In his 17 years with the firm, German has shown a consistent capacity to see early on how leadership requirements are changing and to provide trusted counsel to boards when they are called on to select CEOs and other senior leaders,” said Greig Schneider, Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Managing Partner. “We are excited to have him take on this important role.”

Prior to managing the Miami office, Herrera oversaw the opening of the firm’s Bogotá, Colombia office in year 1998. In addition to his work in the Industrial, CEO and Board Practices, Herrera has been an active member of the firm’s Family Business Advisory Practice.

“There was a time when the industrial sector was largely insulated from digital transformation, the rise of data-centric decision making, the breakdown of industry silos and other disruptive forces,” Herrera commented. “But today the sector is squarely engaged in remaking itself again—a task which more than anything else calls for visionary leaders and new ways of identifying and developing talent for a dynamic, unpredictable future. Egon Zehnder is privileged to work with some of the world’s foremost industrial companies on CEO and board succession, executive assessment and development and other essential elements to building and maintaining strong leadership teams.”

The Egon Zehnder Industrial practice in North America spans 15 offices in Canada, Mexico and the United States, working closely with organizations across the full spectrum of industry segments including automotive and transportation equipment, building components, chemical and process industries, energy and clean tech, machinery and engineering, and mining and metals. For more information about Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice, visit: /industries/industrial

About Egon Zehnder
Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder is a global leader in executive search and talent advisory services with more than 400 consultants in 69 offices across 41 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, board search and advisory, CEO succession, family business advisory as well as leadership assessment and development to the world’s most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder’s clients range from large corporations to emerging growth companies, family and private-equity controlled entities, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations. For more information visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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