Managing Partner, Global Board Practice
Egon Zehnder International
Kim Van Der Zon, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Board Consulting Practice, advising across all industries, from Fortune 500 through to private equity. She provides counsel in regard to board composition, board succession planning, and board assessments, and is frequently engaged by boards for CEO searches. Kim also advises companies on forming new boards in preparation for IPOs and spin-outs, and also advises in activist situations. Kim’s clients include a broad spectrum of companies such as MasterCard, Johnson & Johnson, American Express, Tyco, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Thomson Reuters, General Mills, Vanguard, Pfizer, Sony, Prudential, TD Financial Group, Estee Lauder, WPP, Colgate-Palmolive, and Citigroup. She has authored numerous articles, especially on the topics of diversity on boards, board succession planning, activism, and CEO succession planning. Kim is a contributor and featured in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Directorship Magazine.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ms. Van Der Zon held various senior management roles for Procter & Gamble, Labatt Breweries (now AB InBev) and The Bank of Montreal.