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Leadership Advisory

Globalization. Convergence. Disruption. The demands on leadership have never been greater. 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 operate as one unified team, with expertise across industries, sectors, and geographies. With more than 450 consultants globally, we partner with you to solve your most important leadership challenges. These solutions 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.
 

The Slow Restart: Why Leadership Matters More Than Ever

How leaders are navigating the reopening of their organizations from both practical and ethical perspectives.

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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

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Washington, D.C.

Jessica Watson, based in Washington, D.C., is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice, serving clients across the health-care spectrum. Read more

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C.

Kim Henderson, a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office, leads the Hospitality, Travel & Entertainment Practice in North America… 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

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

Lena Triantogiannis

Lena Triantogiannis

New York

Lena Triantogiannis co-leads Egon Zehnder’s partnership with Mobius Executive Leadership as well as its global Accelerated Integration practice. Read more

David Noble

David Noble

New York

David Noble, based in New York and Miami Beach, works across industries globally. He coaches CEO’s and their teams to help them crack high stakes… Read more

Justine Gordon

Justine Gordon

New York, Houston, Johannesburg

Justine Gordon, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s North American Real Assets franchise, which includes infrastructure, energy & renewables… Read more

Benito Cachinero

Benito Cachinero

New York

Benito Cachinero-Sánchez, based in New York City, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Solutions and Human Resources Practice Groups. 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

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

Leanne Arcinue

Leanne Arcinue

New York

Leanne Arcinue, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Technology & Communications Practices and co-leads the… Read more


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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

Sole24 Ore – It’s Time to Rethink Leadership and CEOs Know It

Sole24 Ore – It’s Time to Rethink Leadership and CEOs Know It

The upheaval of COVID-19 has caused many CEOs to reach a new level of self-awareness. As a result, most CEOs believe it is now… Read more

Le Temps – CEOs Need to Look Inward

Le Temps – CEOs Need to Look Inward

Today’s business leaders need to reinvent themselves more than their companies, reveals an Egon Zehnder survey of 972 CEOs worldwide, including 100 in Switzerland,… Read more

Confronting the Challenge of Attracting and Retaining African Scientists to the Continent

Confronting the Challenge of Attracting and Retaining African Scientists to the Continent

Africa is ripe for increasing biomedical research and development; however, many African diaspora scientists have gone abroad for other opportunities. Many who do want… Read more

Psychological Safety: Digging Deep Within

Psychological Safety: Digging Deep Within

Examining psychological safety, why it boosts performance, and why it matters. Read more

I’m a Great Leader Because I’m LGBTQ+…Not in Spite of It

I’m a Great Leader Because I’m LGBTQ+…Not in Spite of It

As global leadership advisors, we see first-hand that the coming out experience is a transformative leadership moment. Whether you come out early in life… Read more

Hum Work. How We Work and Lead <i>Now</i>.

Hum Work. How We Work and Lead Now.

There is no downplaying the damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic on lives, livelihoods, and mental health. Read more

Limiting Loneliness: A Self-Help Guide for Executive Extroverts

Limiting Loneliness: A Self-Help Guide for Executive Extroverts

As executives assume positions of increasing seniority, their peer set falls away, leaving fewer confidantes and sounding boards. What’s a poor executive extrovert to… Read more

Adapting to a Changing World

Adapting to a Changing World

Some of the greatest challenges companies face today have already been addressed effectively within the co-op/mutual model. From creating values and purpose-driven cultures, to… Read more

Product Leader Confidential

Product Leader Confidential

We gathered a dozen women in Product to hear their take on how the function operates, what they see as their roles and what… Read more

Made for Each Other? What Makes You So Sure?

Made for Each Other? What Makes You So Sure?

Assessing management teams is a crucial element of any due diligence as part of an M&A process. Read more

Chairwoman Jill Ader at Out Leadership's 2021 Quorum Summit

Chairwoman Jill Ader at Out Leadership's 2021 Quorum Summit

Chairwoman Jill Ader joined a panel with Out Leadership CEO & Founder Todd Sears and former EY partner Beth Brooke to discuss the importance… Read more

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