By | November 19, 2021
Dr. Egon P. S. Zehnder Death

Dr. Egon P. S. Zehnder Death – Dr. Egon P. S. Zehnder has passed away on November 16, 2021 at the 91 surrounded by his family. The death of Dr. Zehnder was made known by his company Egon Zehnder on November 18, 2021. Zehnder was outstanding in his courage and selflessness.

Dr. Egan was born on April 12, 1930, Zehnder graduated from Harvard Business School in 1956. At the age of 34, he took the brave step of founding his own firm in a townhouse in Zurich. Chair Jill Ader and CEO Ed Camara in a joint statement said, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our founder. All of us at Egon Zehnder are beneficiaries of Egon’s legacy, and it is a privilege and an honor to work for the firm that bears his name.”

Initially, the company was composed of Egon Zehnder and Brigitte Jentsch, who served as his assistant for 55 years. From the beginning, Zehnder built up the business as a values-led management consultancy advisory. Today, Egon Zehnder is among the world’s leading advisory and executive search firms. Dr. Egon’s boldest and most generous move came in 1976 when he gave up his own majority shareholding to re-distribute equity equally among the partners, creating a truly equal partnership that was unparalleled.

Zehnder joins his late wife, Brigitte Zehnder, and is survived by his five wonderful children (Dominik, Andreas, Sven, Peter, and Heidi – Andreas and Peter are Partners at the firm today) as well as his 16 grandchildren, who brought him such joy.

Photo Credits – Egon Zehnder via Twitter.