Jill Ader

Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder, the World’s Leading Executive Search Firm


How has the pandemic changed the role of leadership? In this keynote, you will learn the life force of today’s and tomorrow’s leadership. The pandemic is a catalyzer of change and the role of leadership will be redefined. Apart from rebuilding or transforming the business, there are key trends that will play a substantial role: The future of work, how to recruit and retain top talent and the movement towards a better, more inclusive world that truly lives up to ESG standards. What do I need to bring to the table, what needs to change within every organisation? 


Jill Ader is the Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder, where she has held several global leadership roles over the past decade. Jill is committed to driving Egon Zehnder evolution as they spark a global movement of leadership as a force for good in the world. 

She set up the Firm’s CEO Practice and led its London office and Global Consumer Practice. More recently, Jill founded the global Executive Breakthrough Program and the Discovery Program for CEOs focused on transformation and development that Egon Zehnder runs in partnership with Mobius. Previously based in London, she has recently moved to our Zurich office. In addition, Jill is passionate about unlocking the potential of serving and aspiring CEOs and advises clients worldwide on CEO and board succession.


Next Presidents Summit

November 8-9th 2021, Copenhagen