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Globalization. Convergence. Disruption. The demands on leadership have never been greater. This is why companies today want more than a consultant: they want to co-create customized leadership solutions in true partnership with long-term, trusted advisors.

At Egon Zehnder, we operate as one unified team, with expertise across industries, sectors and geographies. With more than 500 consultants globally, our teams specialize in Executive and CEO search, Board advisory, CEO succession, executive assessment and development, team effectiveness, culture, and organizational transformation.

We focus on your specific leadership needs, whether facing disruption, mergers and acquisitions, global expansion, family business generational shifts or the challenge of driving growth.

We have extensive expertise working closely with operating partners, chief executive officers and governing boards of many of the world’s most successful companies. We provide the leadership solutions that will ensure your organization’s success—for today and the future.

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In Executive Search, we have assisted more than 1,200 CEOs in the past five years, advising boards through a robust and future-oriented process. Our global Board Practice, with a unique reach and deep network, has performed over 3,600 assignments and placements in the past five years alone. And our Executive Assessment and Development team has partnered with more than 300 of the world’s top 1,000 companies, assessing more than 10,000 executives over the past three years.

Whether we are identifying, assessing, or developing your organization’s leadership, we have proprietary tools to support your goals. These include our Potential Model, which helps clients understand how to identify and unlock their executives’ full capabilities, our Transformative Leadership Framework, a blueprint for leaders to trigger disruptive change, and iQ, our “Innovation Quotient” approach, which helps organizations build a culture of successful innovation. We have also partnered with Mobius Executive Leadership to create our acclaimed invitation-only Executive Breakthrough Program — a unique and powerful approach to developing your most senior leaders.  

Executive Search

Egon Zehnder has been a force in Executive Search for more than five decades. We know where to find and how to attract the very best talent to your organization.

CEO Search & Succession

At Egon Zehnder, we have spent more than 50 years focused on chief executive leadership transitions all over the world. We recognize that the appointment of a CEO is not a one-time event, but rather a journey for the executive, board, company, and key stakeholders.

Board Advisory

Shareholders and society as a whole now expect much more from boards of directors, as part of increased scrutiny of our institutions. In addition, there is a growing demand from senior executives for their boards to provide judgment and wisdom on how to “do things better,” taking advantage of global and technological opportunities while avoiding traps and ensuring growth and sustainability.


Executive Assessment & Development

Egon Zehnder Executive Assessment and Development help your senior leaders and teams achieve unprecedented levels of performance.


Leadership Solutions

Globalization. Convergence. Disruption. The demands on leadership have never been greater. This is why companies today want more than a consultant; they want to co-create customized leadership solutions in true partnership with trusted, long-term advisors.


Family Business Advisory

Build and maintain a successful organization with Egon Zehnder’s family business advisory™, finding the perfect balance within your leadership team.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice works with clients across industries and regions to build diverse leadership teams in inclusive cultures by addressing recruitment, integration, and development practices for diverse talent.

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