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Ashley Summerfield

Ashley Summerfield

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

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

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Escaping the Technology Expert Trap

Escaping the Technology Expert Trap

Executive Search

A company is two months into its search for a new Chief Technology Officer. This critical role, reporting to the CEO, is responsible for… Read more

How Boards Can be ESG Leaders, Not Followers

How Boards Can be ESG Leaders, Not Followers

Board Advisory

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

Adapting the Board to New Paradigms: The Example of Web3

Adapting the Board to New Paradigms: The Example of Web3

Technology & Communications

For Web3 businesses, finding executive talent is just half of the battle. Building a board of directors who have the experience, capabilities, and mindsets… Read more

Strategic Board Succession Planning Comes of Age: 2022 Update

Strategic Board Succession Planning Comes of Age: 2022 Update

Board Advisory

In the past, boards treated board succession tactically, appointing the most eminent available candidate or someone who could meet an immediate need. Read more

Becoming a Highly Effective Board Member

Becoming a Highly Effective Board Member

Board Advisory

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

Board Advisory

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

Trusting the Process: The Rewards of Early Succession Planning

Trusting the Process: The Rewards of Early Succession Planning

CEO Search & Succession

Though hard to execute, succession is best conceived as an ongoing, future-oriented progression that renews itself the day a new successor takes over. Read more

CEOs at the Vanguard of Sustainable Growth

CEOs at the Vanguard of Sustainable Growth

Sustainability

A sizeable minority of CEOs—one in four of those who participated in our survey—say that sustainability is already a major driver of their decisions.… Read more

Corporate Governance Exchange: Former President of PepsiCo Inc, Zein Abdalla, on the Nominations Committee and Leadership Transition

Corporate Governance Exchange: Former President of PepsiCo Inc, Zein Abdalla, on the Nominations Committee and Leadership Transition

Leadership Advisory

Read on for the key takeaways from an engaging discussion on the future of cultivating and transitioning leaders, from CEOs to board members. Read more

How COVID-19 Impacted Board Governance

How COVID-19 Impacted Board Governance

Board Advisory

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented turmoil around the world. For companies and their boards, it meant reacting quickly and decisively in a gloomy landscape.… 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

Board Consulting

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

Board Advisory

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

Why Succession Planning Begins on Day One

Why Succession Planning Begins on Day One

Board Advisory

At India's first Corporate Governance Exchange event, Douglas Baillie, former CEO of Hindustan Unilever and currently a director at Huhtamaki and Airtel Africa, shares… Read more

CEO Succession Planned Well in Advance: The Perspective of The Board

CEO Succession Planned Well in Advance: The Perspective of The Board

Board Advisory

CEOs are the mainstay of their companies – both externally and internally. They hold primary responsibility for developing and implementing forward-looking strategies and evolving… Read more

Chairwoman Jill Ader at Out Leadership's 2021 Quorum Summit

Chairwoman Jill Ader at Out Leadership's 2021 Quorum Summit

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Chairwoman Jill Ader joined a panel with Out Leadership CEO & Founder Todd Sears and former EY partner Beth Brooke to discuss the importance… Read more

EU Biotech CEOs and Board Members Reflect on a Turbulent 2020

EU Biotech CEOs and Board Members Reflect on a Turbulent 2020

Biotechnology

Egon Zehnder rounded off 2020 with a final gathering of biotech CEOs and board members, who shared their reflections on a turbulent year. Read more

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