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Boards today face more complex challenges than ever. They must balance many issues, from shareholder activism to cybersecurity and from compliance issues to diversity and innovation. With our more than 50 years of experience in executive search, we know what it takes to put together an effective board. We also know that no one person has all the types of expertise needed today, which is why bringing together a diverse set of perspectives and backgrounds is more critical than ever. Our clients — who include many of the most prestigious and innovative organizations in the world — trust us to find the right fit, wherever that search may take us. We are also deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and feel passionately about bringing the value of multiple views and differences into the boardroom.

With a truly global network of consultants and a commitment to finding not just the obvious candidates but also those who are less known, we are able to bring you deeply qualified leaders with the skills to handle today’s biggest issues.

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Ashley Summerfield

Ashley Summerfield

London

Global Lead

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

Al Prieto

Al Prieto

New York

US Lead

Al Prieto leads Egon Zehnder’s New York office, coordinating the engagements of a consulting team that serves clients throughout New York.

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

US Lead

Lisa Blais is Managing Partner of the Boston office and Co-leader of the US Board Practice. She also recently led the North American Industrial…

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington DC, Chicago

Olli Laurén serves as Office Leader in Washington D.C. where he leads the global Machinery & Industrial Technology segment of Egon Zehnder’s…

Minh-Ha Nguyen

Minh-Ha Nguyen

New York

Minh-Ha Nguyen, based in New York, is active in the Consumer Practice and the Digital segment of the firm’s Technology and Communications Practice.

Claudia Pici-Morris

Claudia Pici-Morris

New York

Based in New York, Claudia Pici-Morris is active in Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices.

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.

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…

Gilbert Forest

Gilbert Forest

Boston

Gilbert E. Forest is a founding partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office and active in the firm’s Health and Board Consulting practices.

Dick Patton

Dick Patton

Boston

Dick Patton leads Egon Zehnder’s global CEO Practice. He partners with clients on CEO succession, advisory, and search, in addition to providing…

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Based in Boston, Jamie Satterthwaite focuses on technology, with a particular focus on software companies, as well as other sectors in the midst of…

Arnaud Tesson

Arnaud Tesson

Boston, New York

Arnaud Tesson, based in Boston, leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Asset Management Practice and helps clients navigate that industry’s ongoing transformation.

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta

Ian Bolin, based in Atlanta, leads Egon Zehnder’s North American Automotive and Mobility Practice.

Douglas Kush

Douglas Kush

Chicago

Douglas Kush, Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Chicago, advises medical technology and health-care services. He has particular expertise with…

Hinesh Patel

Hinesh Patel

Chicago

Hinesh Patel, a senior-consultant based in Chicago, is deeply experienced in general management for global companies, with particular strengths in…

Karl Alleman

Karl Alleman

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Karl Alleman is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S., with broad expertise spanning sectors from automotive and consumer…

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General Counsel Roundtable – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing

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Egon Zehnder’s Istanbul office recently convened a group of Turkey-based HR leaders from various sectors for a series of breakfast discussions focused on the importance of team building. Accompanied by the Office Leader Murat Yesildere’s presentation on “Building Highly Effective Leadership Teams”, the participants were very forthcoming creating an open dialogue where they shared their experiences and perspectives on team effectiveness.

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