Egon Zehnder announces Michael Ensser as next Board Chair

– SWITZERLAND, Zurich –  Egon Zehnder, the world’s leadership advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Michael Ensser as Board Chair, effective from Nov. 1, 2022, succeeding Jill Ader, who will transition to an advisory role.

“As our next chair, Michael embodies values-driven leadership, putting humanity and empathy at the core of all he does, which is exactly the type of leader we need to continue the Firm’s tremendous growth, expanding the reach of our leadership advisory capabilities as organizations face increased complexity and transformative challenges,” said current Chair, Jill Ader.

About Michael Ensser

Over his 25 years at Egon Zehnder, Michael Ensser has played key roles, including leading the German market, the second largest for Egon Zehnder, where he pioneered Leadership Advisory services, as well as leading the Switzerland market. Before that, Michael Ensser led the Berlin Office, which under his leadership grew to one of the biggest offices in the Firm.

Michael Ensser currently serves on Egon Zehnder’s board, co-chairing its People Committee and is also chair of Germany’s Board Academy, co-created with McKinsey and KPMG, which prepares executives for non-executive board positions. He also helped to launch Egon Zehnder’s second global knowledge center in Budapest.

“I am honored and grateful to our partners for placing their trust in me to lead our Firm in this next chapter,” said Michael Ensser. “Building on our Firm’s values, we will continue to grow our Firm’s leadership advisory capabilities to better serve our clients, deliver on our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and increase our focus on sustainability.”

About Egon Zehnder

Egon Zehnder is the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, inspiring leaders to navigate complex questions with human answers. We help organizations get to the heart of their leadership challenges and offer honest feedback and insights to help leaders realize their true being and purpose. Our 560 consultants across 63 offices and 36 countries are former industry and functional leaders who collaborate seamlessly across geographies, industries, and functions to deliver the full power of the Firm to every client, every time.

We believe that together we can transform people, organizations, and the world through leadership.

For more information, visit egonzehnder.com

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