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Damien O'Brien

Chairman | Egon Zehnder

London, Great Britain

"Helping the world get better leadership"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues

My tags:

Business DevelopmentEntrepreneurshipPerformanceStrategy General

Very good at:
+ Connecting with people
+ Working across cultures
+ Driving change through others

About me & my work:

My passion is leadership. I lead a global consulting firm dedicated to helping large companies and small, governments and not-for-profits, attract and develop leaders of the future. Having lived and worked in many countries around the globe, and leading colleagues and serving clients in over 40 countries, I like to think that I represent the kind of global, connected leadership that is the future. A new kind of leadership is emerging; leadership that can create longterm sustainable value for all stakeholders, globally. Now, that's a challenge worth thinking about.

I joined Egon Zehnder in Sydney in 1988 ultimately serving as the firm's CEO from 2008 until 2014 and Global Chairman since 2010. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, I was an Associate with McKinsey in Australia, and prior to that I held various management positions in an Australian family owned group of companies.

I have an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. I also earned a Diploma in Theology and Philosophy from Saint Columban's College in Sydney, which included two years work in the Philippines.

My links:

Egon Zehnder | Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with two distinctive aims: Place the interests of our clients first, and lead our profession in creating value for our clients. Today we are trusted advisor to many of the world's most respected organizations and a leading Executive Search firm, with more than 420 consultants and 68 offices in 41 countries spanning Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. We work at the highest levels of leadership to create tangible and enduring business impact.

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