Rajeev Vasudeva

London, New Delhi

consultant name

Rajeev Vasudeva Egon Zehnder, London, New Delhi


Rajeev Vasudeva is the Chief Executive Officer of Egon Zehnder. He advises the boards and CEOs of organizations around the world on effective leadership, board performance and succession planning at a time when the speed and fluidity of the global marketplace is upending traditional best practices and guideposts. Rajeev is based in the London office.


Before being named the firm’s CEO in 2014, Rajeev led the firm’s expansion into emerging markets that are playing a critical role in the new global economy, growing the firm’s presence in India and successfully establishing offices in Johannesburg and Dubai. Rajeev also co-led the firm’s global Family Business Advisory Practice, addressing the unique challenges faced by these companies in matters of next generation transitions, family and business governance. Rajeev joined Egon Zehnder in 1995 when his consultancy Sachar Vasudeva & Associates merged with Egon Zehnder. He started his career with Egon Zehnder in London, having previously worked as a management consultant in the US and India.

Rajeev earned a BA in Economics from St Stephens College at University of Delhi, a Bachelor of Laws from University of Delhi, and an MBA from University of Michigan. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

News and Publications

Hunt Scanlon Media – Why Ambitions Fall As Women Strive to Reach the C-Suite

Young women, it seems, have a healthy sense of ambition. Nearly three quarters of them in the early stages of their professional careers aim to reach the top level of the corporate ladder, according to the recent ‘Leaders & Daughters Global Survey‘ report by Egon Zehnder.

Staffing Industry Analysts – Women Start Out With Sights Set High

The majority of women in the early stages of their professional career aspire to executive leadership positions, reports Staffing Industry Analysts citing a new Egon Zehnder survey.

Financial Times - UK Loses Board Diversity Momentum

The gender diversity dynamic at board level lost impetus in the UK last year, reports the Financial Times.

In the news - Harvard Business Review – Keep Employees from Leaving by Emphasizing Teamwork

Research shows that job-switching in companies across sectors and geographies is on the rise, hurting both personal and organizational performance.

Quartz – Rajeev Vasudeva on the Next Generation of Female Leaders

In an interview with Quartz, Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva provided a perspective on progress made to date on adding more women to corporate boards.

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Forbes Magazine – Driving Diversity with “Real Dialogue”

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Forbes magazine reports on a: “Leader and Daughters: Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders,” event hosted by Egon Zehnder as part of its global initiative to accelerate opportunities for female leaders of the future.

Valor International - New Executive Leadership Profile for Brazil

The current macroeconomic upheaval in Brazil is typical of emerging economies, Egon Zehnder's Chief Executive Rajeev Vasudeva told Valor International, but requires a specific and new type of leader who can effectively navigate crises.

The Huffington Post - Mastering change, cultivating the right talent

As the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland drew to a close this week, Egon Zehnder CEO Rajeev Vasudeva shared his thoughts with the Huffington Post on shifting the focus of tomorrow’s leaders to cultivate the right talent in the new global context.

The Times of India - The world is looking for different kinds of leaders

In a recent interview with the Times of India, Egon Zehnder Chairman Damien O’Brien and CEO Rajeev Vasudeva reflected on the leadership qualities – particularly the ability to champion diversity – required for success in a rapidly globalizing world.

Board Diversity – How to get there?

Board diversity is much more than simply a question of fairness. Lack of diversity represents a missed opportunity to bring in new thinking, insights, experiences, and knowledge – with regard to different markets, consumers, practices, and more.

For better, for worse

How to keep the family business vibrant across generations.

consultant name

Rajeev Vasudeva Egon Zehnder, London, New Delhi