Bennett Hanig, PhD

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Bennett Hanig works with boards and CEOs across industries on CEO and C-suite succession planning, CEO role integration, talent benchmarking and talent development. Based in New York, Bennett works with a broad range of companies including those in the financial services, global industrial, consumer products, life sciences and technology sectors. He provides advisory services that focus on mission-critical leadership issues by leveraging his 25 years of CEO-level experience and a highly customized, client-centric approach.

Bennett was the chief talent officer for International Flavors & Fragrances before joining Russell Reynolds Associates. Before taking on that role, Bennett was a senior partner and region head at a large consulting company, where he focused on succession planning and executive development. Earlier in his career, he was a senior consultant at an organizational psychology consulting firm providing similar services.

Bennett received his MPhil, MS and PhD degrees in psychology from Columbia University and his BA, with honors, from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Bennett is a licensed psychologist.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers C-Suite Succession Culture Analytics Development and Transition Sustainability Officers

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Bennett has written and lectured on a variety of leadership topics, and his insights have appeared in publications such as Fortune magazine and SHRM’s HR Magazine . He is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York and is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Columbia University Alumni Association.