Executive search and leadership advisory services firm Egon Zehnder International appointed Edilson Camara as CEO, effective immediately.
Camara is Brazilian and began his career in Egon Zehnder’s Sao Paulo office 20 years ago working with industrial clients. In 2001, he moved to Rio de Janeiro to open Egon Zehnder’s first office there, ultimately becoming leader of the Brazilian practice while growing the business.
Camara was appointed to the firm’s executive committee in 2009, where he is a member of the finance committee. In 2013, he moved to Canada to lead the practice across three offices, doubling the firm’s size across Canada and tripling its profits. He is now based in Toronto.
He replaces Rajeev Vasudeva, who is leaving Egon Zehnder effective Dec. 31. Vasudeva has held leadership roles at the firm for the past 25 years and the CEO position for the past five years.
Egon Zehnder has offices in 40 countries. It ranks fifth on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest retained search firms in the US.