Veronika Zagieva

Veronika is a project manager at the Talent Equity Institute, an internal Research & Development division of Ward Howell. She specialises in research on the topics of leadership and corporate governance (boards of directors, CEO succession). In collaboration with Professor Stanislav Shekshnia, Veronika completed a number of research projects for INSEAD business school, World Economic Forum, Forbes Russia, Forbes Kazakhstan, etc. Veronika joined Ward Howell in 2011 and first focused on executive search projects. Prior to joining Ward Howell she worked in the press relations office of one of the government agencies. Veronika graduated from the Moscow State University in 2011 where she studied political science.

Latest Articles by Veronika Zagieva

  1. 31 August, 2017

    The three Es of effective board leadership: an INSEAD study

    A study by INSEAD of successful board chairs across countries shows how they engage, enable and encourage boards. Stanislav Shekshnia and Veronika Zagieva report on the results.

  1. board meeting

    8 September, 2017

    Board chair practices across the world: an INSEAD study

    In the second part of their global INSEAD report on successful board chairs, Stanislav Shekshnia and Veronika Zagieva compare factors such as culture, shareholder and executive relationships, and meeting preparation.

  1. athletic leaders, leadership skills, CEOs

    19 March, 2018

    Inside the minds of ‘athletic’ leaders

    CEOs who can turn turmoil into triumph have many personality traits in common with world-class athletes.

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    20 March, 2020

    Putting more women at the helm of corporate boards

    Research shows that women often outperform men in critical board-leader competencies. If only there were more female board chairs.