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Board Effectiveness

Is your executive board as prepared as it needs to be, not just for today but for the next decade? More and more organizations are realizing that the only way to deal with the increasing pace of change is to have an effective board of directors that is flexible, creative, and open-minded to match.

This is a shift: Rather than focusing on avoiding risk, today’s best boards must see uncertainty as an inevitable part of both innovation and governance. However, an understanding that the ability to manage risk well can present its own opportunities and is another key marker of board effectiveness.

Egon Zehnder’s Approach To Board Effectiveness

With our Executive Assessment and Development Practice, we have created bespoke solutions to help give some of the most prestigious and complex organizations in the world a more effective board of directors. Our goal is to determine whether boards have the skill sets needed for the ever-evolving corporate landscape and, if they don’t, help them get there.

Sometimes that means working with existing candidates; sometimes it means recruiting new ones. Our work also applies to CEO succession planning, one of the most critical responsibilities a board has. Whatever the situation, we work with you to develop an outcome where your enterprise has the effective board it needs. We have been working closely with companies to improve board effectiveness for decades, helping them find the very best leaders for their most critical needs.

Board Effectiveness Consultants

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… 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.

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

Al Prieto

Al Prieto

New York

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

Lena Triantogiannis

Lena Triantogiannis

New York

Lena Triantogiannis co-leads Egon Zehnder’s partnership with Mobius Executive Leadership as well as its global Accelerated Integration practice. Read more

Minh-Ha Nguyen

Minh-Ha Nguyen

New York

Minh-Ha Nguyen, based in New York, serves clients in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Technology Practices and focuses on senior executive and board… 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

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite is a Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office, focusing on tech and software companies as well as other sectors undergoing… Read more

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 board… Read more

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. Read more

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta

Ian Bolin, based in Atlanta, leads Egon Zehnder’s North American Automotive and Mobility Practice. He is a trusted advisor to clients across the globe… Read more

Douglas Kush

Douglas Kush

Chicago

Douglas Kush, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Chicago office, advises clients in the medical technology, healthcare services… 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

Karl Alleman

Karl Alleman

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Karl Alleman is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S. and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee… Read more

Jennifer Pack McDill

Jennifer Pack McDill

Chicago

Jennifer Pack McDill, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice. She is a trusted advisor to clients… Read more

Thought Leadership on Board Effectiveness

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

Board Advisory

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

Board Advisory

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

Board Advisory

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

Board Advisory

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

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