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Dr Erik Slingerland


Managing Partner, EAS International S.A. and former Head of Public and Social Sector Practice & Partner, Egon Zehnder International (Suisse), Geneva

Erik Slingerland, based in Geneva, is deeply experienced in international work with governments, international organizations, civil society, education, and culture. He has recently retired from Egon Zehnder after 27 years to establish his own firm (EAS Int’l S.A.), advising organizations in the private, public and social sector in the areas of governance, leadership and talent development.  At Egon Zehnder, he conducted some of the firm's most senior engagements in the multilateral and NGO space, supporting clients in executive and board searches as well as management appraisals and leadership consulting. He led Egon Zehnder’s global Public and Social Sector Practice and was member of its Legal Professionals and Human Resources Practices. In the early 1990's, he helped establish and grow the firm’s Eastern European activities by opening offices in Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, and Bratislava.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Erik had an international career with Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis), serving in financial leadership positions in The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Brazil. Erik holds Masters and PhD degrees in law from the University of Zürich, and an MBA from the University of Virginia, in the USA.