Sandy Ogg is the Founder of CEO.works. Sandy has spent over 30 years working with and learning from successful CEOs around the world. He’s seen what they do consistently to generate new and better value for all their stakeholders and has applied these practices to creating tools that teach leaders and organizations how to excel in the current business landscape.
From 2011 to 2016, Sandy worked as an operating partner in private equity at the Blackstone Group, serving Blackstone’s nearly 100 portfolio companies. Prior to Blackstone, he was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Unilever, where he overhauled Unilever’s operating framework and leadership system. Throughout his career, Sandy has also held various other roles, including at Motorola, Dove Associates, The VIA Consulting Group (which he founded), and The Center for Leadership Studies.
He is a member of SVP funds’ Advisory Council and is primarily involved in management recruiting and leadership at SVP portfolio companies. Sandy is also the Chairman Of The Board of Nord Anglia Education and Prometric.
His career began performing sea rescues as a line officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; he subsequently received a master’s in human development from George Washington University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He has served on the boards of INSEAD, The Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University, Netherlands), The European Academy for Business in Society (Vice Chairman), and BBH Advertising in London. In November 2015, he was inducted as a Fellow by the National Academy of Human Resources.