Egon Zehnder International Inc.
Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with two distinctive aims: Place the interests of their clients first, and lead their profession in creating value for their clients.
Since 1964, Egon Zehnder has been at the forefront of defining great leadership in the face of changing economic conditions, emerging opportunities and evolving business goals. With more than 440 consultants in 69 offices and 41 countries around the globe, they work closely with public and private corporations, family-owned enterprises and nonprofit and government agencies to provide board advisory services, CEO and leadership succession planning, executive search and assessment, and leadership development. As a firm, they are:
Egon Zehnder is a true professional services firm, passionately devoted to client's success, ethical in actions, and meticulous in methods. Doing what is right is at the heart of how they work.
They develop deep and meaningful knowledge of challenges, offer honest guidance, and provide true support. Nurturing long-term relationships with clients allows them to better understand the needs, be positively proactive, and stay practically focused on what really matters to the client.
All of their consultants have significant business careers prior to joining their firm, and all have post-graduate degrees. Many are multi-lingual, having worked or studied across the globe. Their consultants are backed by outstanding research professionals and a proprietary information technology platform. They work in teams to combine cutting-edge, world-class research capability with the rich insights and sound judgment of their worldwide network of experienced consultants to provide with outstanding quality of information and consistently superior value.
Their consultants generally stay with the firm for many years. They have deep trust in one another. They operate as a single firm and share compensation, enabling them to build authentic long-term personal relationships with clients, candidates and each other, beyond the incentive of personal gain. The power of these trusted networks places the insight and resources of their entire firm at each consultant’s fingertips, so they can bring much more value than meets the eye.
Unlike the traditional model of search consulting, they charge a fixed fee for their assignments. That means their only incentive is to deliver what’s best for the client. Their fixed-fee policy frees them to be diligent, thorough, and completely unbiased, able to assess internal and external candidates on an equal basis and facilitate hiring negotiations with no conflict of interest.
Committed to Diversity & Inclusion
As a truly global, equal partnership comprising individuals from both genders at all levels and including many cultures, languages, and beliefs, they have a deeply personal appreciation for the value of diversity for them and for their clients. At heart they believe that diversity of perspectives and viewpoints leads to better decisions, more creativity, and overall better business. At Egon Zehnder, a diversity mindset permeates everything they do, and they aim to help their clients meet their D&I objectives in every way they can.
Proud of Their Heritage
When Egon P.S. Zehnder decided to found his own firm in 1964, his vision was to deliver uncompromisingly professional search with absolute discretion to meet the needs of each individual client. See more