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Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

Senior adviser at Egon Zehnder
and author


Claudio Fernández-Aráoz is a senior adviser of Egon Zehnder and was a member of its global
executive committee for more than ten years. He founded the firm’s management appraisal practice and served as global leader of its professional development, people processes,
and intellectual capital development.

He is a top global expert on talent and leadership and has been repeatedly ranked by BusinessWeek as one of the most influential executive search consultants in the world.

Claudio is a frequent keynote speaker at business gatherings in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, as well as at leading management schools. His personal advice has been sought by the CEOs
of major global companies, as well as by many progressive governments.

He is the author of It's Not the How or the What but the Who (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014), selected as one of the Best Business Books of 2014, and of Great People Decisions (Wiley, 2007), with 15 international editions. He has also published several bestselling articles
on the topic of People Decisions. These include the Harvard Business Review articles
“Hiring Without Firing,” “The Definitive Guide to Recruiting in Good Times and Bad,”
“How to Hang On to Your High Potentials,” “21st Century Talent Spotting,” and
“Leadership Lessons from Great family Businesses”.

Before joining Egon Zehnder in 1986, he worked at McKinsey & Company in Europe.

Claudio earned a Masters in Science in Industrial Engineering from the Argentine Catholic University (Gold Medal) and an MBA from Stanford University, where he graduated with honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar.