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Executive Search

We know the importance of appointing the right leader. Often, the right candidate may not be the obvious one. Our focus is on understanding your industry, your company, your team, and your specific situation, and each search engagement is customized to your objectives and needs.

We help you benchmark and develop potential internal candidates and we can connect you with the best external candidates in circumstances that often require a new perspective, such as the creation of a new position, the replacement of an incumbent or large-scale transformational changes.

No matter the challenges you face and or the opportunities that lie ahead for your business, we leverage our market insights from thousands of evaluations and assignments to bring you the talent you need.


Executive Search Consultants

Heloise Nel

Heloise Nel

Sub-Saharan Africa Office Leader

Heloise Nel is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Sub-Saharan Africa Office and leads Egon Zehnder’s Mining & Metals practice globally. Read more

Lauren Airdien-Davids

Lauren Airdien-Davids

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lauren Airdien-Davids is a consultant in Egon Zehnder’s Sub-Saharan Africa office. She is a trusted advisor to executives, with a focus on sustainable… Read more

Alexei Sokolov

Alexei Sokolov

Sub-Saharan Africa

Alexei Sokolov is trusted by consumer goods companies as a reliable source of advice on top-level executive appointments, talent strategy, management… Read more

Paulo Simoes

Paulo Simoes

Lisbon

Paulo Simoes advises clients across different technology, services, and industrial sectors. Based in Lisbon, he has deep experience recruiting,… Read more

Jorge Valadas

Jorge Valadas

Lisbon

Based in Lisbon, Jorge Valadas leverages his international experience to support clients in Portugal and more broadly across the Iberian peninsula. Read more

Luis Gustavo Giolo

Luis Gustavo Giolo

Madrid Office Leader, Barcelona Office Leader, Lisbon Office Leader

Luis Giolo, based in Madrid, leads our Iberian Region and also co-leads the CEO and Board Succession practice in Brazil. He is deeply experienced in… Read more

Antonio Martínez Dalmau

Antonio Martínez Dalmau

Madrid

Antonio Martínez Dalmau, based in Madrid, helps clients in Europe and Latin America fill executive positions… Read more

Luis Carvajal

Luis Carvajal

Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon

Luis Carvajal is Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Spain. He is active in the firm’s Technology and Communications Practice… Read more

Luis Mateo Dilmer

Luis Mateo Dilmer

Barcelona

Luis Mateo is a consultant of Egon Zehnder based in Madrid and Barcelona. Read more

Pablo Sagnier

Pablo Sagnier

Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid

Pablo Sagnier, based in Madrid and Barcelona, has deep expertise in search and in assessment and development of boards and executive teams. Read more

Silvia Rapallo

Silvia Rapallo

Rome

Silvia Rapallo, based in Rome, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Communications and Connectivity Practice and is also an active member of the Firm’s… Read more

Alessandra Tosi

Alessandra Tosi

Rome, Milan

Alessandra Tosi, based in Rome, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Energy & CleanTech and CHRO practices. With her wide-ranging general business… Read more

Aurelio Regina

Aurelio Regina

Rome

Aurelio Regina has spent much of his career advising senior leaders in communications, public affairs, and investor relations. Based in Egon Zehnder’s… Read more

Salvatore De Rienzo

Salvatore De Rienzo

Rome, Milan

Salvatore De Rienzo, based in Milan and Rome, is a trusted advisor in Egon Zehnder’s CEO Succession and Board Consulting practices. Read more

Andreas Gavrielides

Andreas Gavrielides

Athens Office Leader

Andreas Gavrielides founded Egon Zehnder’s Athens office and helped to establish the firm’s presence in Turkey and Central Europe. Read more

Marios Kassinos

Marios Kassinos

Athens

Based in Athens, Marios Kassinos primarily advises clients on executive recruitment as well as leadership and talent development. Read more


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