Al Prieto leads Egon Zehnder’s New York office, coordinating the engagements of a consulting team that serves clients throughout the New York metropolitan area. In addition, he co-leads the firm’s U.S. Board Consulting Practice as an advisor on matters surrounding best-in-class corporate governance, including board composition, board search and succession planning, board assessments, and CEO succession planning. Al remains active in the firm’s global Health Practice, conducting CEO search and succession projects for clients in the biopharmaceutical sector.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Al worked at AstraZeneca as its Regional Business Director in Europe with responsibility for commercial operations across Central and Eastern Europe. Earlier in his career, he led a variety of health-care-delivery ventures that included retail-pharmacy-based health clinics, disease-management services, and ancillary health-care facilities. Al also founded InSite Clinical Trials, a U.S. biopharmaceutical clinical product-development-services firm that was later sold to United Healthcare.
Al earned a BS in biology from Western Kentucky University and an MS in management as a Sloan Fellow from London Business School. A first-generation immigrant to the U.S., a father of three children, and the husband of a successful working mother, he is passionate about developing future leaders and ensuring equal opportunities in the workplace.