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Leadership Advisory

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 62 offices and 35 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.
 

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Leadership Advisory Capabilities

Culture

Leaders set the tone within an organization. In finding great leaders and helping them become the best possible version of themselves Egon Zehnder has always worked at the very heart…

Executive Assessment

We conduct more detailed assessments of senior executives around the world each year than anyone else in the marketplace. Over the past three years alone, we have assessed over 10,000…

Team Effectiveness

Egon Zehnder understands that the team is both a unit and a collection of individuals; this means that we work both with the team as a whole and by understanding…

Development Planning

At Egon Zehnder, we believe that every executive can benefit from a development plan.

Coaching

At Egon Zehnder, our approach to coaching differs from that of standard executive-coaching firms in both breadth and depth.

Executive Development

You have the potential to be a great leader. But how do you unlock that potential?

Organizational Transformation

“Leadership in action” means helping an entire organization embrace a new direction and embark on a new journey. At Egon Zehnder, we have developed solutions to support our clients on…

Accelerated Integration

At Egon Zehnder, we have had a dedicated Accelerated Integration Practice — exclusively focused on helping new leaders adjust to their new roles — since 2009.

Leadership Programs

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But in order for leaders to transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually grow themselves to…


Leadership Advisory 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

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

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

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

Jhaymee Tynan

Jhaymee Tynan

Washington, D.C.

Jhaymee Tynan, based in Washington, D.C., is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s global Health Practice, with specialization in Finance and Human… 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

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

Diana Fox

Diana Fox

New York

Diana Fox, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Chemical and Process Industries Practice with a specialization in chemicals, agribusiness… Read more

Patrick O’Brien

Patrick O’Brien

New York

Patrick O’Brien, based in New York, has deep expertise in insurance and consumer finance. He is a trusted advisor on executive and board recruitment… Read more

Alan Hilliker

Alan Hilliker

New York

Alan Hilliker, based in New York, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Board Consulting and CEO practices. 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

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

Julie Chen

Julie Chen

New York

Julie Chen has nearly 20 years of experience working in top management consulting and leadership advisory firms, serving a diverse range of global… Read more

Peter Koo

Peter Koo

New York

Based in New York, Peter Koo is a trusted advisor to large financial institutions across the Americas and Asia Pacific. He has particular expertise in… Read more


Thought Leadership | Leadership Advisory

Changing the Foundation for Female Leadership

Changing the Foundation for Female Leadership

Egon Zehnder and Bain are committed to the Female Force project, which collects data to share suggestions for closing the global gender leadership gap. Read more

Redefining Work in Latin America

Redefining Work in Latin America

The future of work is flexible, but Latin American leaders have yet to strike the right balance between remote and in-person work benefits. Read more

Embracing Your Voice as an LGBTQ+ Leader

Embracing Your Voice as an LGBTQ+ Leader

Celebrating your full self as an LGBTQ+ leader can contribute to environments where people and organizations blossom. Read more

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

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

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

Empowerment and Simplicity

Empowerment and Simplicity

A leadership conversation with Niels Christiansen and Loren Shuster, CEO and Chief People Officer of the LEGO Group. 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

Trusting the Process: The Rewards of Early Succession Planning

Trusting the Process: The Rewards of Early Succession Planning

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

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

FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

What consequences does the "VUCA world" have on the way in which leadership can be mapped out in future? What are the consequences for… Read more

We Need Leaders, Not Just Lawyers

We Need Leaders, Not Just Lawyers

Lawyers have traditionally been hired for their legal expertise – their knowledge of rules, governance and regulations, their negotiating skills, their ability to navigate… Read more

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