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Egon Zehnder


Egon Zehnder is the world’s leadership advisory firm, with one goal: Transforming people, organizations and the world through great leadership.

Egon Zehnder was founded in Switzerland in 1964. With over 50 years of experience, we hold the number one position in Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America, and are an industry leader in North America. We closed 2020 with revenues of USD 794 M.

Egon Zehnder is the largest privately held executive search firm worldwide. We are equally owned by 260 partners, with 520 consultants, working in 69 offices and 41 countries. Total staff is approximately 1,524. We operate as a single unit, with a consistent methodology and a single profit center. Each of our consultants have post-graduate degrees, typically MBAs, and average 10-15 years prior business experience in line management, finance or consulting prior to joining our firm.

We offer three core service areas: senior-level search, management and team appraisals, and board appointments & corporate governance advisory. Functional practice groups complement our industry practice groups: CMO, CFO, CIO, Legal Officers, HR. We have long-term client relationships, with a significant percentage (75%+) of repeat business.

Working as One Firm, we bring our individual strengths together to form one powerful global team. We are uniquely positioned to bring our collective power to every client–every time.

We value building long-term, trusted relationships with you and your organization—often spanning decades and the course of your career. As former business leaders, we’ve had direct experience with the challenges you encounter and can offer deep insights into your business.

We are a firm of equal partners with a common belief system of seamless collaboration and a spirit of generosity. We are built with a structure that supports partnership in the truest sense of the word and aligns our interests with yours.

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Bernhard Scholl
(305) 569-1024​

Egon Zehnder
Toblerstrasse 80,
Zurich, 8044, CH