Leaders in Mining & Metals are adapting as their operating environments change. Today, they must equally serve as engineer, strategist, and diplomat. They must oversee value chains that have become much more dynamic and complex, manage stakeholders ranging from governments to traditional owners to environmental groups, and operate before a global media network that scrutinizes a company’s social license to operate.
Mining and metals production is critical to the global energy transition going forward. With an increasing need for the production of “green metals”, the industry is poised between growing to provide the resources we need to reduce the impact of fossil fuels and simultaneously transforming to ensure their own environmental impact doesn’t outweigh the gains.
To add to these challenges, the need to innovate, automate, digitize, and embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals is paramount. To thrive in the long term, Mining & Metals leaders will need to become ever more creative and sophisticated in how they structure their organizations, focus on the culture, collaborate externally, and interact with stakeholders and communities.
Who We Are
Our Mining & Metals consultants are former industry leaders, having worked at Vale, De Beers, Glencore, ABB, Incitec Pivot, Rio Tinto, Air Liquide, Pechiney and Ausenco, among others. We understand your unique challenges because we often faced them ourselves. Our industry experience also provides us with long-term relationships and invaluable access to candidates and industry intelligence.
We have one global P&L. We are as global as the industry we serve, reaching across borders for talent and ideas. As a result, we are incentivized to collaborate and harness all of our Firm’s resources to ensure our clients’ success. We tap into our Firm-wide network to offer creative solutions.
We create lasting leadership solutions. 86 percent of the leaders we place stay in their organizations for more than 5 years and more than 70 percent are promoted to more senior roles in the companies.
We see ourselves as an extension of your team. It matters just as much to us that the right leaders are in place in your organization. We aim to understand your culture and focus on internal development of current and future leaders. More than 80 percent of our clients work with us on an ongoing basis, thanks to our integrated approach.
We are committed to helping clients shape diversity, equity and inclusion strategies with lasting impact on their workforce, customers and communities in which they operate.
What We Do
Egon Zehnder’s Mining & Metals Practice works with many of the biggest companies in the industry globally, from leading public companies to global investors, industry associations, and privately backed miners, to help them rethink their talent requirements and organizational makeup to fit this evolving environment and to help cultivate leadership for a better world.
Our leadership solutions cover individual, team and organizational effectiveness, development and cultural transformation. These include both executive and board search; board advisory; CEO succession; and individual, team, and organizational assessment to unlock potential at all levels. We focus on your specific leadership needs, whether grappling with crises, building a culture of innovation and sustainability, managing talent in mergers and acquisitions, expanding globally, driving growth, or supporting benchmark studies to support your strategy.