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Cultural Transformation

Despite being challenging, prioritizing culture is crucial. Culture tends to be seen as a fluffy concept that is hard to put into words and therefore hard to work on. Egon Zehnder makes it concrete by focusing on the observable behaviors.

Applying a systemic perspective, we are convinced that leaders have a significant influence on culture. Helping them become the best possible version of themselves, we have always worked at the very heart of organizational cultures.

Our understanding of culture is that it consists of scaled behaviors. It is best described by similar behaviors or behavioral patterns seen throughout an organization. By thinking of culture as behaviors that reoccur, culture becomes actionable. To evolve your organization’s culture, you can adopt, role model, enable and foster new behaviors, thereby establishing new norms.

This is an intense and deeply personal process for any leader, but it comes with the opportunity to make a difference for your organization and people.


Cultural Transformation Consultants

Bhawana Malhotra

Bhawana Malhotra

New York

Global Lead

Bhawana Malhotra, based in New York, is a core leader in our Global Healthcare Practice and also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Culture Practice. Read more

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Global Lead

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, was Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016 and served several years on the firm’s Board of… Read more

Irina Wolpert

Irina Wolpert

New York

Based in New York, Irina Wolpert is a sought-after member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications, Financial Services, and FinTech practices. Read more

Alejandro Elizondo

Alejandro Elizondo

Mexico City, Monterrey

Based in Monterrey, Alejandro Elizondo leads Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice in Mexico. He is also an active member of the firm’s global Financial… Read more

Carlos Lieja

Carlos Lieja

Mexico City

Carlos Lieja, based in Mexico City, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications, Consumer, and Mobility & Automotive practices. Read more

Dom Loehnis

Dom Loehnis

London

Dom Loehnis, based in London, works closely with media companies, including broadcasters, publishers, and information services… Read more

Hilke Öry

Hilke Öry

Amsterdam

Hilke Öry, based in Amsterdam, leads Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services practice for The Netherlands. She is also a core member of Egon Zehnder’s… Read more

Isabelle Claus

Isabelle Claus

Brussels

Isabelle Claus is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial and Human Resources practices. Based in Brussels, she is a trusted advisor to clients on… Read more

Moritz von Campenhausen

Moritz von Campenhausen

Hamburg Office Leader

Moritz is a certified Integral Development Coach and acts as a development advisor for top executives and their teams. Read more

Silvia Wiesner

Silvia Wiesner

Hamburg

Silvia Wiesner is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and DEI practice groups both in German-speaking countries and globally. She has many years of… Read more

Ekaterina Bozoukova

Ekaterina Bozoukova

Frankfurt

Based in Frankfurt, Ekaterina Bozoukova is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Investment Banking, Private Equity, Fintech, Blockchain… Read more

Kathleen Hermsdörfer

Kathleen Hermsdörfer

Frankfurt

Based in Frankfurt, Kathleen Hermsdörfer is active in Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory Practice and Founder Services. Connecting business… Read more

Marc Erzberger

Marc Erzberger

Geneva

Marc Erzberger, is a trusted advisor to companies in the global consumer and commodities sectors. He works with public companies… Read more

Peter Flueckiger

Peter Flueckiger

Zurich

Peter Flückiger led the Global Chemical and Process Industries segment of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice for nearly a decade. Read more

Sander Markiet

Sander Markiet

Zurich

Sander Markiet is a leadership advisor, based in Zurich. He provides a variety of leadership development-related services such as culture assessments… Read more

Wolfhart Pentz

Wolfhart Pentz

Berlin

Wolfhart Pentz, based in Berlin, is Director of Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Solutions team in Germany and is deeply experienced in leadership coaching… Read more


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