Karoline is based in London and is active across Egon Zehnder’s CEO Succession, Board, Industrial, and Services Practices. She also works for private equity portfolio companies. In addition to executive and non-executive search, she provides leadership assessment, succession planning, and accelerated integration support to executives transitioning into new roles. Karoline co-leads the firm’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Karoline was Chief of Strategy and Organization and a member of the Executive Board of Aker Yards (later STX Europe) – the largest shipbuilding group in Europe, where she was responsible for strategy, business development, communications, and HR. Karoline gained transactional experience from Akers Yards as well as Citigroup, while based in New York and London. She started her career with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, where she was head of the policy section and a member of the executive team.
Karoline earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Oslo and an MBA from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in the US, which she attended as a Fulbright Scholar.