Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, International Executive Search, for The Jacobson Group
We are delighted to be joined by Barbara Schönhofer who will tell us all the “Behaviours and Leadership skills required for the C-Suite.”
Barbara is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, International Executive Search, for The Jacobson Group where she manages Board and senior management search assignments.
Barbara has successfully assisted leading international industry organisations in the acquisition of business critical senior-level talent including Board Members, CEOs and other C-suite roles.
Barbara brings 35 years of executive search and business leadership experience in financial services.
She was the founder of ejsSearch, a boutique executive search and talent management consulting firm specialising in strategic search for clients in the insurance industry in the UK, Europe and worldwide, and was the driving force behind its recent merger with The Jacobson Group where she in order to provide the industry with a much needed continuity in global executive search.
Barbara was previously a Partner with Korn Ferry International, where she established their London insurance and reinsurance practice. Prior to this, she was Managing Director of the global Insurance Practice at Stephens Associates, an international financial services executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo where she managed relationships all around the world.
Barbara has been highly influential in persuading the UK to look carefully at inclusion and diversity and was instrumental in setting up TWIN (The Women’s Insurance Network) 8 years ago and in 2013 helped launch iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network) for the Worshipful Company of Insurers (www.wci.org.uk) where she is a Freeman and also sits on the steering committee.
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