Jill Ader is a Senior Advisor at Egon Zehnder. She was elected Chairwoman of our global firm in 2018 and completed her term in October 2022. Previously she held several global leadership roles over two decades. She set up the Firm’s CEO Practice and led its London office and Global Consumer Practice. Jill founded our global Executive Breakthrough Program and the Discovery Program for CEOs focused on transformation and development that we run in partnership with Mobius. She’s now based in London, having spent four years in Zurich. Jill is passionate about unlocking the potential of serving and aspiring CEOs and advises clients worldwide on CEO and board succession and development.
The world needs more great leadership, which is what Egon Zehnder is all about. We not only find but also develop top leaders, teams and boards. That inspires me.
As Chairwoman, Jill was committed to driving our Firm’s evolution as we sparked a global movement of leadership as a force for good in the world. She has been a keynote speaker and panellists at leadership and DE&I events around the world.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Jill focused on retail, strategy consulting and venture capital. She earned an MBA from London Business School. Jill and her husband Roger have three adult children. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, in the countryside, walking their dogs and playing tennis.