Arun Dhingra


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Arun Dhingra Egon Zehnder, Dallas


Arun Dhingra leads Egon Zehnder’s Dallas office, where he provides executive search, leadership development consulting, management appraisals, and board consulting to client companies across a range of sectors. Arun also leads Egon Zehnder’s US Financial Officers (CFO) Practice, and is a trusted advisor to both public and privately held clients.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Arun was a Vice President at Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, where he led the firm’s Financial Services practice and worked with CEOs, CFOs, and other senior leaders to define, measure, and operationalize their strategies, and with CFOs to increase alignment between the finance function and the broader organization. Earlier, Arun was with the New York office of Price Waterhouse as a Principal in their management consulting practice, specializing in the finance function. He started his career as a CPA and auditor in the Price Waterhouse Financial Services Practice.

Arun earned a BA in Economics and Psychology from Williams College in Massachusetts, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a non-practicing CPA in the State of New York.

News and Publications

Working With the Audit Committee: How CFOs Can Win Over Their Toughest Audience

A strong relationship between a public company’s chief financial officer and its audit committee is critical if the board is to provide appropriate risk management and compliance oversight.

The Information – Tech Firms Look For CFOs to Match Growth Stage

The role of chief financial officer remains deeply important at Silicon Valley tech firms, reports The Information. So what is the tech CFO’s ideal profile?

The Wall Street Journal – CFOs Bring Wall St. Skills to Silicon Valley

The appeal for Wall Street finance chiefs moving to Silicon Valley extends beyond the technology industry's strength and lucrative pay packages, reports The Wall Street Journal's CFO Journal.

Wall Street Journal - Why Chief Financial Officers Prefer Public Companies

An improved U.S. economy has increased turnover among chief financial officers as they find more career opportunities and better equity options at publicly traded companies.

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

As private equity firms look to maximize value from their investments, it is critical to ensure that portfolio company management teams have the right capabilities to execute against their investment theses. Though in many cases the underlying premise will lie in backing an existing management team, it is increasingly common for private equity firms to bring in a new CFO early in the lifespan of an investment.

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Financial Officers Practice Profile

Egon Zehnder understands financial officers because we are close to them. We conduct CFO searches at global, group, regional, and division levels.

Chemistry, Balance and Intuition

Within the executive committee, there is no relationship more important than that between the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer. Because of this, when hiring a CFO, particular attention must be paid to the fit between the candidate and the chief executive. In our experience working with boards and CEOs making CFO appointments, strong CEO-CFO relationships exhibit three qualities.

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Arun Dhingra Egon Zehnder, Dallas