Egon Zehnder International
is a global executive search
firm. With revenues of 605m USD in 2010
, it ranks as one of the top five executive search firms in the world.
The firm was founded in 1964
by Egon Zehnder
(a 1956 Harvard Business School
graduate) and operates in 37 countries with 63 offices.
Currently Damien O'Brien, Paris, serves as CEO and Chairman. The firm has some 1200 employees, including 378 consultants.
The firm claims to offer services and expertise in the fields of Executive Search, Board Consulting and Leadership Strategy Services.
Academic research by the Harvard Business School
has examined Egon Zehnder International's history, reward culture and the creation of different practices in the mid 90s. One of the principles that the firm claims for itself - operating as a single profit center - was described in an article by Ronald Heifetz
, Alexander Grashow, Marty Linsky in the Harvard Business Review
In his book "Working with Emotional Intelligence", US business author Daniel Goleman
introduced his theory of emotional intelligence
. In the chapter "The emotionally intelligent organization" he describes various firms, including Egon Zehnder International.... Read More