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About Z/Yen

Z/Yen looks for innovative intellectuals who provide the knowledge to help clients solve their toughest problems.

Candidates should demonstrate problem-solving skills, strong leadership experience and passion for client services on their application and at the interviews.

Your application should include:

  • CV and covering letter;
  • Educational background information;
  • Work experience;
  • Examples of extracurricular activities or special interests.

You should submit your application to

If you are interested in working with Z/Yen please send your application to We also run an interim management service, SpecialiZm.  To find out more about that please join the SpecialiZm community. 

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Z/Yen people comprise a dynamic, international workforce.  Team members represent eight nationalities, speak seven languages - English, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Greek - and have worked in over 70 countries.  Z/Yen is physically based in London and Geneva. Our team includes:


John Abbink

Crispin Black MBE

Linda Cook

Dr Malcolm Cooper

Mark Duff

Alex Evans

Paul Farmiloe

Stephen Haggard

Christopher Hall

Ian Harris

Keith Holland

Bikash Kharel

Alexandra Karathodorou

Matthew Leitch

Mark Yeandle

Bernard Manson


Professor Michael Mainelli

Bob McDowall

Simon Mills

Shevangee Gupta

Ben Morris

Hugh Morris

Mark Morris

Bernard O'Dea

Jan-Peter Ontswedder

Dr Kevin Parker

Robert Pay

James Pitcher

Alex Powell

Linyun Qiu

Maury Shenk

Professor Mike Smith

Mike Young

Mike Wardle

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Z/Yen encourages people in the firm to support Community Service and to think creatively about ways in which our firm can leverage its resources to help society advance.  We encourage our people to give time and, where appropriate, money to voluntary sector organisations and charities, though the firm itself does not typically provide direct financial support to charities as a matter of policy.

Our Community Service takes some of the following forms:

  • Payroll Giving is a scheme that enables employees to give to any UK charity straight from their gross salary (before tax is deducted), and to receive immediate tax relief - Payroll Giving.  Z/Yen promotes Payroll Giving in our workplace and we are proud to have a Platinum Award for staff involvement and levels of giving;
  • Encouraging staff to serve as trustees or provide voluntary services to, amongst others - Gresham College, Christ's Hospital, IFAW, Ocean Alliance, Sea-Change Sailing Trust, Council for Assisting Refugee Academics, Refugee Council, Thames Match, Real Time Club;
  • Running our online exchange laboratory and training centre ExtZy, encouraging charity donations as well as educating students;
  • Providing statistical processing skills and tools to several charities, particularly to increase marketing campaign effectiveness;
  • Recognised support for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation;
  • Recognised support for the City of London Festival;
  • Providing 'open house' days for The Brokerage Citylink's City4aDay programme, the Worshipful Company of Mercer's schools -  Mercers away day, and other schools;
  • Providing lectures for, amongst others, Peter Symond's School Winchester, Tower Hamlets College, Eton, City of London School for Girls, St Paul's School;

Internships and research projects for a wide variety of people coming from the following institutions:

  • Birmingham City University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gresham College
  • Harvard University
  • London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Oxford University
  • St Andrews University
  • UCL
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Reepham College