Egon Zehnder Makes Strategic Appointment to Washington D.C. Office

Addition of Jessica Watson Bolsters Firm's Health Sector and Public and Social Sector Practices

May 19, 2015, 09:15 ET from Egon Zehnder

NEW YORK, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Egon Zehnder, the world's leading privately-owned executive search and talent management consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Jessica Watson as a consultant in the Health Practice Group.  Ms. Watson joins Egon Zehnder's expanding Washington D.C. office, where she will also focus on serving clients in D.C.'s Public and Social Sector.

Ms. Watson brings a unique Policy and Government perspective to Egon Zehnder's Health Practice Group, having previously launched the Washington D.C.-based Public Sector Practice for Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte, part of Deloitte Consulting). There she worked with multi-lateral organizations as well as various agencies of the US Government. 

"The Health industry has seen significant national development over the past several years," said Manuel de Miranda, Egon Zehnder's office leader in Washington D.C. "Jessica brings tremendous experience forging new relationships and creating strategic value for clients in this arena, as well as a deep understanding of the D.C. market across multiple sectors.  Jessica will be an integral part of the expertise and counsel we can provide to our clients in the US Capital Region."

Ms. Watson began her career in Washington D.C. at Ashoka, a not-for-profit entity and global leader in identifying and supporting leading social entrepreneurs.  She moved to Buenos Aires and later to Mexico City where she helped lead Ashoka's expansion in Latin America.  Ms. Watson holds an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and completed her MBA at the Kellogg School of Management.

"I am thrilled to take on this new role and to be a part of Egon Zehnder's expanding presence in Washington D.C.," said Ms. Watson. "I'm looking forward to working with this energetic and experienced team to help create strategic leadership and talent solutions for organizations here in D.C. and beyond."

About Egon Zehnder
Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder is the world's leading privately-held executive search and talent management consultancy with more than 400 consultants in 69 offices across 41 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, board search and advisory, CEO succession, family business advisory as well as leadership assessment and development to the world's most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder's clients range from the largest corporations to emerging growth companies, family and private-equity controlled entities, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations.

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