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Because the World Needs Great Leaders

At Egon Zehnder, we know what great leaders can do. We share one goal: Leadership for a better world. We do that by empowering our clients to drive lasting positive change through leadership. Each search engagement is customized to the specific objectives and dynamics of your needs.

Our more than 560 consultants, located in 63 offices across 36 countries, are experienced former business leaders. Because we operate as One Firm, we merge our individual talents with the collective expertise of our global network to bring you the right candidates. We deliver the power of the entire firm to every client, every time.

Our commitment to you does not end when we place a candidate. Success is not simply the placement but rather the long-term business impact a great leader can have. Our Accelerated Integration program goes far beyond onboarding by fully immersing the new hire into your business, team dynamics, and culture to get leaders off to their best start. As the journey continues, we can help to unlock the potential in individuals, teams, and organizations.

Their entire partnership will work for you to get the right candidate in front of you. And I think their incentive structures have been such that they basically all drink from the same well… it is a very important value to me.

CEO and Board Client, Europe
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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

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

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C.

Kim Henderson is a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office and leads the Firm’s Consumer Practice Group for the Americas in addition… 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

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston, based in Washington, D.C., has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal… 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

Jhaymee Tynan

Jhaymee Tynan

Washington, D.C.

Jhaymee Tynan, based in Washington, D.C., is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s global Health Services, Public and Social Sector, and Diversity… Read more

Heather Godsmark

Heather Godsmark

Washington, D.C.

Heather Godsmark is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity and Services practices. She draws on her extensive experience in infrastructure… Read more

Claude Shaw

Claude Shaw

New York

Claude Shaw, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Private Equity Practice. In addition, Claude serves as a member of the firm’s Consumer… Read more

Alyse Forcellina

Alyse Forcellina

New York

Alyse Forcellina is an experienced partner who has led Egon Zehnder’s US Health and Leadership Advisory Practices, and is also active in the firm’s… Read more

Francisco Paret

Francisco Paret

New York

Francisco Paret, based in New York, is a member of the Financial Services, Private Equity, CEO and Board Consulting Practices. Read more

Anja Herrmann

Anja Herrmann

New York

Anja Herrmann leads the firm’s US Retail, Apparel & Luxury Practice and is a core member of the Consumer and Digital 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

Neil Hindle

Neil Hindle

New York, Washington, D.C.

Neil Hindle, based in New York, was the former Lead for Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector Practice globally and has deep expertise appointing… 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


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CEO Insights

CEO Insights

The CEO Insights Series shares our latest and best thinking on the most definitive topics affecting CEO leadership and performance today. Read more

Motherhood Shaped Me into the Best Leader I Could Be

Motherhood Shaped Me into the Best Leader I Could Be

For me, motherhood has been about acknowledging my previous life while embracing a new one—as a human and as a leader. Read more

Powering the Next Wave of Utility Leaders

Powering the Next Wave of Utility Leaders

Electric utilities have an unprecedented opportunity to modernize and transform the country’s grid, but it will take a committed approach to talent and culture… Read more

Four Ways to Move Your Sustainability Agenda Forward

Four Ways to Move Your Sustainability Agenda Forward

As companies gear up to incorporate sustainability more holistically, we outline practical actions leaders can take to make progress on sustainability goals. Read more

In Start-up Talent, Cycle Timing is Key

In Start-up Talent, Cycle Timing is Key

Hiring in the start-up world is no longer a linear path, and leaders will need to stay ahead of their future needs when it… Read more

Leading the Future of Mobility: The Human Challenges Ahead

Leading the Future of Mobility: The Human Challenges Ahead

Culture, Purpose and Process all arise as key considerations for talent as the industry sees new disrupting trends Read more

Hacking Leadership in the Tech Industry

Hacking Leadership in the Tech Industry

The tech industry is under the regulatory spotlight in the United States. Can leaders strike the right balance between compliance and growth as challenges… Read more

Reprogramming Fintech Talent in Turkey

Reprogramming Fintech Talent in Turkey

To remain competitive in the fintech industry, companies will need to adapt their talent strategy as the environment and conditions around them change. Read more

Striking Out on C-Suite Candidates?

Striking Out on C-Suite Candidates?

Adult Development Theory is a key way to reduce employee turnover, improve interactions between CEOs and boards and integrate new employees. Read more

The Human Power of the Energy Transition

The Human Power of the Energy Transition

There are fundamental challenges in the energy industry today on all fronts, which require new approaches and awareness for winners to identify and unlock… 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

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

Guts & Data: The Talent Retail Needs to Serve the Post-Pandemic Consumer

Guts & Data: The Talent Retail Needs to Serve the Post-Pandemic Consumer

Post-pandemic Retail is emerging to be a noisy place, and product relevancy has never been more critical, or more difficult, to achieve. Is your… Read more

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