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Board Consulting

Having an effective board means ensuring that internal practices run at the level they should and is the basis of a successful business. At Egon Zehnder, we offer a range of board consulting services, from compensation analysis to talent development strategy.

Our advisory board consulting team are available to not only enhance your board, but also to make sure its members use best industry practices, as well as prioritize diversity and inclusion solutions

Egon Zehnder’s Approach to Board Consulting

Our vast global network of consultants allows us to offer your business access to events and workshops around the world. This will give your team the chance to meet and talk to like-minded leaders, gather insight and share intelligence. Egon Zehnder’s aim is to help you develop the best board leadership possible for your business.

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Board Consulting Consultants

Ashley Summerfield

Ashley Summerfield

London

Global Lead

Ashley Summerfield leads Egon Zehnder’s global CEO and Board Consulting Practice. He is a trusted advisor to scores of prestigious clients around the… Read more

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

US Lead

Lisa Blais serves on Egon Zehnder’s Board of Directors and leads the firm’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the… Read more

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C. Office Leader

Olli Laurén serves as Managing Partner in Washington D.C. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice. Read more

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C.

Kim Henderson is a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office and leads the Firm’s Consumer Practice Group for the Americas in addition… Read more

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

Los Angeles, New York

Calvin Yee, based in New York and Los Angeles, is the Head, Global Media, & Entertainment, a leader in the Sports & Digital Practice and serves… Read more

Alan Hilliker

Alan Hilliker

New York

Alan Hilliker, based in New York, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Board Consulting and CEO practices. Read more

Anne-Claire Monod

Anne-Claire Monod

New York

Anne-Claire Monod is a sought-out advisor to industrial businesses who has developed trusted relationships with Fortune 500 corporations as well as… Read more

Dick Patton

Dick Patton

Boston

Dick Patton partners with clients on CEO succession, advisory, and search, in addition to providing board consulting and search, talent assessment… Read more

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite, based in Boston, leads the Firm’s North America Software practice. Read more

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta, Detroit

Ian Bolin, based in Atlanta and Detroit, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Automotive and Mobility Practice. Read more

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh

Chicago, Washington, D.C.

Simmi Singh is based in Egon Zehnder’s Chicago office, and in her decade with the Firm, has played a founding and leadership role in the Firm’s… Read more

A. Rory Finlay

A. Rory Finlay

Chicago

Angus (Rory) Finlay, based in Chicago, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice. In these times of dynamic industry change and disruption… Read more

Alex Santos

Alex Santos

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Alex Santos focuses on helping clients recruit general managers and functional leaders as well as assess their internal talent. Read more

Douglas Kush

Douglas Kush

Chicago

Doug Kush is a Partner in the Chicago office of Egon Zehnder. While at Egon Zehnder, he has held multiple leadership roles including Global Head of… Read more

Karl Alleman

Karl Alleman

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Karl Alleman is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Executive Committee and recently led the firm’s US Practice. Read more

Michael Portland

Michael Portland

Chicago

Michael Portland is a member of Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices and has deep expertise in CEO and C-suite succession, executive… Read more


Thought Leadership | Board Consulting

How Boards Can be ESG Leaders, Not Followers

How Boards Can be ESG Leaders, Not Followers

In June 2022, Egon Zehnder held the latest event in its Corporate Governance Exchange (CGX) series, which brings together chairs and Nomination & Remuneration… Read more

Becoming a Highly Effective Board Member

Becoming a Highly Effective Board Member

A discussion on the “what” of a high-performing board (i.e., understanding the role of the board and its agenda) and the “how” (i.e., the… Read more

The Fundamentals of Corporate Governance

The Fundamentals of Corporate Governance

A discussion exploring the changing landscape of corporate governance for board directors of India’s top public sector banks. Read more

FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

What consequences does the "VUCA world" have on the way in which leadership can be mapped out in future? What are the consequences for… Read more

Ethical Boardroom - How a pandemic and societal pressures are altering Latin American boardrooms

Ethical Boardroom - How a pandemic and societal pressures are altering Latin American boardrooms

Egon Zehnder’s 2020 Global Board Diversity Tracker, which analyses companies with a market cap of €6billion, put the number of board seats held by… Read more

The Path to the Boardroom

The Path to the Boardroom

Interviewing for First-Time Board Service: read successful strategies for meeting the unique challenges of interviewing for a directorship. Read more

Italian NEDs Need to Focus Boards on Medium-Term Strategies, Despite COVID-19

Italian NEDs Need to Focus Boards on Medium-Term Strategies, Despite COVID-19

Highlights from a digital gathering for Non-Executive Directors in Italy, hosted by Egon Zehnder. Read more

Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part Two

Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part Two

Egon Zehnder's Greig Schneider and Lisa Blais share their unique perspective on culture and talent and how they are impacting the boardroom in an… Read more

Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part One

Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part One

Egon Zehnder's Greig Schneider and Lisa Blais share their unique perspective on culture and talent and how they are impacting the boardroom in an… Read more

Board Leadership in Times of Crisis

Board Leadership in Times of Crisis

A digital gathering with Board Members from major companies in Mexico. Read more

COVID-19: A True Test of Board and CEO Leadership

COVID-19: A True Test of Board and CEO Leadership

How Boards are handling emergency succession planning, communicating with management and investors, and planning for the future. Read more

Get On Board: The Latino Impact

Get On Board: The Latino Impact

To showcase top Latina and Latino talent, LCDA and Egon Zehnder co-launched a video series featuring nine distinguished Latino and Latina board directors. Read more

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