London – November 14, 2019 – YSC Consulting, a global leadership strategy firm, today announced a restructuring of its business to streamline, operate and expand as one global enterprise. The firm will align its operations under four inter-reliant entities: UK/EMEA and North America will continue as geographical regions, the Private Equity specialty practice will reach across all geographies and the newly established Global Markets will address the similar challenges and opportunities of growth markets.

Steve van Zuylen has been named Head of Global Markets, which will include Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa. Steve originally joined YSC nine years ago to set up the firm’s Latin America operation. Since then, he has had numerous roles within the firm, including being YSC’s Chief People Officer, responsibility for the offices in Mexico, Brazil and Spain, and leading some of the firm’s most iconic client relationships. Steve’s consulting work encompasses leadership and talent strategy, executive coaching and assessment, corporate universities, leadership development, diversity and inclusion and culture change. He has experience working across sectors, including consumer packaged goods, private equity, media, retail, pharmaceutical, financial services and energy.

“As we restructured the business, it became clear that Steve’s instincts and expertise were well suited for the unique leadership challenges our clients are facing across their global businesses,” said Eric Pliner, CEO of YSC. “Our new structure reflects our growth strategy in action and where we want to take YSC in the future, and I’m excited for the opportunity and clarity of purpose this reorganisation will give us.”

“YSC does not believe in one size fits all leadership,” said Steve. “We understand that while many aspects of leadership are common across borders, there are subtle but vitally important nuances in leadership context and emphasis that can make the difference between success and failure. Our new focus on Global Markets will reinforce the value we place on local relationships and understanding, and better enable us to deliver the leadership strategies our clients will find most meaningful to their businesses.”

YSC’s approach to leadership strategy helps organisations understand their current leadership against what they need in order to achieve their desired future state. Around the world, YSC consultants have varied professional backgrounds and hold advanced degrees and industry credentials in clinical psychology, organisational behaviour, management, adult learning and/or leadership and related fields.

Steve will join Eric on YSC’s Global Leadership Team, which also includes Sam Gilpin, Head of EMEA;  Tessa Breslin, Head of the Americas;  Rosanna Trasatti, Global Head of Private Equity; Rob Morris, Chief Innovation Officer; Edwina McDowall, Chief Operating Officer; and Nik Holgate, Chief Financial Officer.

About YSC Consulting
YSC Consulting is a boutique professional services firm that specialises in leadership consulting, helping organisations identify and develop the leaders they need to achieve their business strategies—now and into the future. The company was founded in London in 1990, and over the past three decades has expanded to include more than 225 professionals serving more than 20 markets across EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. YSC works across a wide range of industries and sectors, including technology, financial technology, biotech, private equity, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, luxury, consumer retail, energy, media & entertainment and consumer packaged goods. Learn more at