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Asad Haider President Americas, COO & Board Member

Asad brings an innovative approach to Executive Search, with clients across the globe recognizing his commitment to provide an unparalled, bespoke service. Having conducted searches across four continents, Asad brings unique insight to the often talent-starved and challenging emerging markets. Asad’s expertise is steering highly sought talent to rapidly growing companies, by engaging and building trusted relationships, and being a thought leader for both candidates and employers. Asad has a passion for mentoring high potential managers, guiding them through their progression over the course of their careers to the C-suite.

Prior to entering executive search, Asad enjoyed a corporate career spanning 10 years among blue chip consumer product companies such as Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo. Subsequently, Asad was a group executive in HR within a multinational conglomerate in Dubai, supporting 17 diversified business units, across the entire executive talent spectrum. These experiences provided Asad with an insightful basis for developing and implementing global talent platforms.

Asad has over 15 years experience in the Executive Search industry. With a passion for entrepreneurship and growing teams, he has helped build Ward Howell International into a top 25 global executive search firm.

In 2012 Asad was elected to the Board of Directors of Ward Howell International Group, while at the same time assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer of the firm. In 2015 he was appointed President North America, and is currently focused on developing the national foot print for Ward Howell, Americas.

Asad earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Bosporus University. He speaks several languages fluently, including English, Urdu and Turkish, and is conversant in German.



Primary Contact

One Grand Central Place
275 Madison Avenue, 28th floor
New York City
New York, 10016

Tel:     +1 (917) 472-7837
Cell:    +1 (917) 622-2811
Email: asad.haider (@) wardhowell-usa.com