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Magdy El Zein


El Zein’s extensive industry knowledge in the financial and industrial sectors and drive for results make him a driving force behind his clients’ success.

Over the course of his career, Magdy has been instrumental to building strong management teams for early-stage clients, and reinvigorating well-established international and local organisations with new leadership talent.

Professional Focus

  • More than 15 years’ experience in executive search
  • Member of the Global Financial Services and Industrial Practices
  • Industry expertise in cleantech, education, financial services, government & public sector, healthcare & life sciences, industrial and professional services
  • Functional expertise in board search
  • Background in senior management, primarily in business development and general management, in France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • Works with blue-chip service organisations, multinational and local organisations, family-owned conglomerates and start-ups in both the private and public sectors

Business Expertise

  • Founded the first regionally based executive search firm affiliated with a global network; developed business to become a leading player in the field; firm subsequently joined Boyden
  • Senior leadership roles with TNT, one of the world’s largest express delivery companies, at the country, regional and head office levels
  • Worked with blue-chip service organisations; gained extensive experience in commercial negotiations, start-ups and joint ventures

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Financial Services
  • Industrial

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • Social Impact

Additional Expertise

  • Board Search
  • Cleantech
  • Education
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector
  • Government
  • Logistics
  • Transportation

Education & Certifications

  • Degree in medicine (UK)


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