December 6, 2010 – Global executive search Egon Zehnder International has named Manuel de Miranda as head of its U.S. HR practice and Todd Hutchings as head of the firm’s North American life sciences practice group. As leader of the U.S. HR practice, Mr. de Miranda will be responsible for building the brand and deepening relationships in the HR community. Prior to joining EZI, he served as vice president strategic marketing at Lafarge North America. In his new role, Mr. Hutchings will be responsible for deepening client relationships, working with boards and providing functional leadership capabilities to life science companies. He formerly served as director, business planning for Roche Diagnostics and as a consultant for McKinsey & Company and The Monitor Group. Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder International has 400 consultants, operating from 63 offices in 37 countries.