Claudio Fernández-Aráoz 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.
He is a senior adviser at the leading executive search firm Egon Zehnder and has been 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 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.
Fernández-Aráoz is the author of It’s Not the How or the What but the Who (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014) and of Great People Decisions (Wiley, 2007), a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, and a regular lecturer at Harvard Business School.
Born in Buenos Aires, Fernández-Aráoz graduated with a Masters in Science in Industrial Engineering from the Argentine Catholic University (Gold Medal, highest GPA ever at that school) and obtained his MBA at Stanford University (graduating also with honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar).
Before joining Egon Zehnder in 1986, he worked at McKinsey & Co. in Europe.
He is married to María, and is the father of Ignacio, Inés, and Lucía.