Donald Chae Joins Egon Zehnder in Chicago
Egon Zehnder, a global leader in executive search and leadership advisory services, announced that Donald Chae has joined the firm’s Chicago office as an executive recruitment and board search consultant. Mr. Chae focuses primarily on Financial Services, where his experience spans wealth management, asset management, retail banking, risk management and financial technology. Mr. Chae is also active in the firm’s Professional Services and Public Sector Practices. In addition to executive and board search, he provides management assessment and leadership development.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Mr. Chae managed complex strategy, growth, and change initiatives in both executive and consulting roles. As a senior vice president at Northern Trust, he managed the corporation’s $400 million annual IT capital expenditures and led the enterprise PMO orchestrating its middle and back office transformation. He also designed and led a successful $290 million profit improvement program at Northern Trust. Previously, Mr. Chae was a principal at Boston Consulting Group supporting strategy and growth efforts in a range of industries, including financial services, industrial, and consumer. He was also vice president for Strategic Planning at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Chae earned a BA from Southern Methodist University and a PhD in Music History from the University of Chicago, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Paris, France. He has served on the Board of Directors at Heartland Alliance and on the Visiting Committee to the University Of Chicago Department Of Music. He was a 2014 Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago.
“Donald Chae brings distinctive and timely industry knowledge and valuable leadership insights that are certain to benefit a wide range of Egon Zehnder’s clients,” said Douglas Kush, leader of Egon Zehnder’s Chicago Office.
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