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Leadership Development Programs

The questions posed to leaders have never been more difficult. Globalization, convergence, disruption, and uncertainty pose increasingly challenge demands on leadership. 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.

At Egon Zehnder, we are built on a foundation that supports partnership in the truest sense of the word and aligns our interests with the interests of our clients. Our 525+ consultants across 63 offices and 36 countries are former industry and functional leaders who collaborate seamlessly across geographies, industries and functions to deliver the full power of the Firm to every client, every time. 

Our leadership solutions cover individual, team and organizational effectiveness, development and cultural transformation. These include executive and CEO search; board advisory; CEO succession; and individual, team, and organizational assessment to unlock potential at all levels. We focus on your specific leadership needs, whether facing disruption, building a culture of innovation, managing talent in mergers and acquisitions, expanding globally, driving growth, or supporting a generational shift in a family business. 

We have extensive expertise working closely with operating partners, CEOs, 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 for the future.

Together, we can transform people, organizations and the world through leadership.

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In Executive Search, we have assisted in the appointment of 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 more than 3,600 assignments and placements in the past five years alone. And our Executive Assessment and Development team has partnered with more than 30 percent of the world’s top 1,000 organizations, 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.
 



Leadership Development Programs Consultants

Francesco Buquicchio

Francesco Buquicchio

Milan, Rome

Global Lead

Francesco Buquicchio, based in Milan, is the global leader of the Leadership Advisory practice and is a trusted advisor to CEOs and family… Read more

Steven Goodman

Steven Goodman

Houston

US Lead

Steve Goodman is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in Houston and previously led the North American Energy Practice. Today, he advises clients across… Read more

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C. Office Leader

Kim Henderson, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office, previously led the firm’s Consumer Practice for the Americas. Read more

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Washington, D.C.

Jessica Watson is one of the co-founders of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, DC office and currently leads the firm’s Health Practice for the Americas… Read more

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal government. Read more

John Lowry

John Lowry

Washington, D.C.

John Lowry is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s industrial practice and is a former US Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment… Read more

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C.

Olli Lauren serves as a senior adviser in Washington DC. He is also a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice. Read more

YaoSong Chen

YaoSong Chen

Washington, D.C.

Yao Chen, based in Washington DC, advises automotive and machinery companies on C-suite succession and board consulting. Read more

Christoph Wollersheim

Christoph Wollersheim

Washington, D.C.

Christoph Wollersheim, based in Washington, D.C., supports clients as a member of Egon Zehnder’s Services Practice and Artificial Intelligence… Read more

Christina Ng

Christina Ng

Washington, D.C.

Based in Washington, D.C., Christina Ng is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice and Public & Social Sector Practice. A seasoned senior leader and… Read more

Claude Shaw

Claude Shaw

New York Office Leader

Claude Shaw is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s New York office and a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee. Read more

Justine Gordon

Justine Gordon

New York, Houston, Sub-Saharan Africa

Justine Gordon leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Private Capital and Americas Infrastructure Practices. Read more

Albert Laverge

Albert Laverge

New York

Albert Laverge, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Investment Banking, Corporate Banking & Markets Practice worldwide. His consulting work… Read more

Andrea Kilpatrick

Andrea Kilpatrick

New York

Andrea is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment and Sports Practice where she leads the firm’s work with “creators”. Partnering with the… Read more

Kenna Baudin

Kenna Baudin

New York

Based in New York, Kenna Wyllie Baudin serves as Global Head of Private Capital. She focuses on senior-level executives at private capital funds… Read more

Martin Juhn

Martin Juhn

New York

Martin is a leader in the Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice & key member of the Technology Practice. Read more


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