June 28, 2021 – Egon Zehnder has appointed German Herrera as the firm’s new U.S. leader. He will succeed Karl Alleman, who led the region over the past five years. “With a client-focused mindset and the ability to help leaders navigate change, Karl Alleman has helped build an incredibly strategic, robust, and successful U.S. practice,” said Ed Camara, global CEO for Egon Zehnder. “We thank Karl for his leadership and look forward to his continued contributions on Egon Zehnder’s executive committee. We have no doubt that German Herrera, with his client-centric focus, deep experience leading complex senior-level assignments and commitment to our firm values, will continue the strong growth in the U.S.”
Mr. Herrera brings more than 20 years of experience across multiple roles at Egon Zehnder. He brings a diverse perspective and accomplished track record to his new role. At Egon Zehnder, Mr. Herrera’s two-decade career includes leading the firm’s North American industrial practice and overseeing offices in Miami and Atlanta. Currently, he co-leads the firm’s family business advisory practice, where he was instrumental in developing external relationships, new services, and intellectual property.
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Stepping into the role as Egon Zehnder’s U.S. leader, Mr. Herrera will build on the region’s growth and strong market share by continuing to drive an integrated, client-centric approach, supporting complex senior-level assignments across board and executive search, and leadership advisory services. Mr. Alleman will continue in a leadership role on the firm’s global executive committee where he will guide the firm’s people and organization initiatives.
Egon Zehnder also recently added leadership coach and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Henley Business School Carol Kauffman. Dr. Kauffman founded the Institute of Coaching based at Harvard. She will be involved with CEO succession and CEO coaching. She will also help accelerate the firm’s leadership advisory capabilities based on client and geographic market needs.
“We’ve collaborated with Dr. Kauffman for the past six years and are thrilled to officially welcome her to the firm,” said Francesco Buquicchio, global leader, leadership advisory practice, Egon Zehnder. “Her extensive knowledge and experience coaching executives around the world combined with her entrepreneurial spirit in founding the Institute of Coaching will help us serve our clients’ leadership advisory needs.”
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Egon Zehnder retained its status as the No. 3 ranked global search firm according to Hunt Scanlon Media this past spring. Since 1964, the firm has been at the forefront of defining top leadership in the face of changing economic conditions as well as major transitions in the executive search field. “The robust growth posted by our leadership assessment, family business advisory, private equity and board practices last year gave us renewed confidence about the firm’s prospects in 2021 and beyond,” said Edilson Camara, CEO of Egon Zehnder.
With more than 500 consultants in 68 offices and 40 countries around the globe, Egon Zehnder works with public and private corporations, family-owned enterprises and non-profit and government agencies to provide board advisory services, CEO and leadership succession planning, executive search and assessment, and leadership development solutions.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media