Succession Management Case Studies
Our Succession Management practice has made a critical difference to the boards and CEOs of many world-class companies around the world. A small selection of examples is provided below.
Top five pharmaceutical firm.
We helped this global pharmaceutical and healthcare company launch an initiative called LeaderSuccession to identify, develop and mentor the future leaders of the business. LeaderSuccession is a customized program of individual assessment and feedback, group learning, and executive coaching. The program has helped create a base of self-aware, influential leaders whose focus extends beyond individual results to a concern for the team and the broader organization. This has been integral to the company’s success in extending its recognition as one of the world’s most admired companies.
International tobacco company.
Our client’s vision was to become the top international tobacco company in the Asia Pacific region outside of China and Japan. Achieving this goal depended on two key elements: a strong leadership team who could manage their growth and a pool of emerging leaders to ensure the growth was sustainable. We delivered a range of leadership development and succession planning tools to help in both these areas. This resulted in more than 200 leaders gaining rich insights, feedback and coaching. It also provided the company with valuable data on the strength of its talent pools.
World-famous rail firm.
Facing an aging workforce and critical talent gaps, this rail company had urgent need of a succession management system that would address the specific business needs of growth, profit and risk mitigation. They also needed to build bench strength from CEO level down through mid-level leaders. Following our assessment of 80 top executives, the company was able to expand its succession and development assessment program to 400 mid-level managers. We had, in their words, given them “a new paradigm in how to build careers and talent”.
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Practice Leader, Supply Chain and Operations, Korn Ferry Futurestep North America
Office Managing Director, Regional Market Leader, Latin America, Life Sciences
Buenos Aires, São Paulo
Vice President, Operations
Johannesburg, Kiev, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Zurich, Nairobi, Almaty
Senior Client Partner, Logistics & Transportation Services, Public Private Partnerships
Senior Client Partner, Global Technology Markets Global Sector Leader, Software
Dallas, San Francisco
Vice Chairman and Senior Client Partner, Global Technology Market, Asia Pacific
Regional Market Leader, North America, Global Industrial Market,
Senior Client Partner, North American Supply Chain Operations Practice Leader
Vice President of Strategic Development, Korn Ferry Futurestep North America
Senior Client Partner, Global Consumer Market Practice, EMEA Co-Lead Global Marketing Center of Excellence, Global Corporate Affairs Practice
Eric Engesaeth, Ph.D.
Senior Client Partner, Head of Executive Pay & Governance, Netherlands
Global Practice Head, Consumer and Commercial Financial Services, Senior Client Partner
Senior Client Partner, Global Energy/Industrial Practice, Leader, CleanTech/Renewable Energy/Sustainability
Principal, Global Industrial Practice, Energy, Financial Officers, Human Resources
Senior Client Partner, Global Co-Head of Risk & Compliance Center of Expertise
Korn Ferry Futurestep Sector Leader, Chemicals and Process Manufacturing, Search North America
Senior Client Partner, Global Sector Leader, Healthcare Technology & Services
Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Global Board & CEO Services
San Francisco, Scottsdale
Office Managing Director, Denmark & Sweden, Board Services, EMEA
Copenhagen, London, Stockholm
Korn Ferry Futurestep Managing Consultant, Life Sciences, Germany & Austria
Paul Hsun-Ling Chou
Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice, Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry Futurestep Sector Leader, Credit Union and Community Banking
Vice President & General Manager, Client Services, Korn Ferry Futurestep, North America
Korn Ferry Futurestep Practice Leader, Finance and Accounting, Search North America
Senior Partner, Global Managing Director Strategy and Solutions, Korn Ferry Hay Group
Managing Director Taipei, Senior Client Partner Shanghai, Co-Managing Partner Human Resources, APAC
Senior Client Partner Global Managing Director, Information Officers Practice
Regional Market Leader, Europe Middle East & Africa, Financial Officer Practice
Office Managing Partner, Global Sector Leader, Mining, Metals & Minerals
Dennis R. Baltzley, PhD
Senior Client Partner & Global Head of Leadership Development Solutions
Stephen R. Bochner, M.D.
Senior Client Partner, Sector Leader, Health Care Private Capital/For-Profit
John R. Collett
Senior Client Partner, Global Industrial, Energy, Investment Banking & Private Equity Practices
Korn Ferry Futurestep Managing Consultant, Finance, HR & Legal, Benelux
Korn Ferry Futurestep Managing Consultant, Industry & Professional Services, United Kingdom
Steve Safier, Ph.D.
Senior Client Partner, Leadership Development and Global Human Resources Center of Excellence
Global Leader for CEO Succession and Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services
Atlanta, New York
Market Leader, Financial Services & Financial Officers, Korn Ferry Futurestep, EMEA
Senior Client Partner, Global Industrial Markets, Automotive Leader, Asia Pacific
Chris Von Der Ahe
Senior Client Partner, Consumer Markets
Managing Director, Los Angeles