Xavier Leroy

Xavier Leroy has a 10+ year executive search career and is the Managing Partner of the Johannesburg office, Egon Zehnder’s first in Africa.
With a Masters from Sciences Po Paris and an MA from ESSEC Business School, Xavier spent most of his career internationally. Growing up in Tunisia and in the Netherlands, Xavier was a strategy consultant with Monitor Company in France, Hong Kong, and India before joining healthcare company Sanofi in Japan, then the US and back in France in leading strategy, business development and marketing roles.
As the Managing Partner of Africa for the Firm, Xavier is primarily interested in the identification, development, and promotion of high potential talent and senior leaders, across and beyond Africa.
Xavier has led projects in South Africa, Nigeria, and all across the continent, primarily in FMCG, financial services, mining, retail and telecommunications.