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Dr. Bernd Prasuhn

Managing Partner & Chairman of the Board of Ward Howell International

Bernd’s career development is based on several years of Management experience in the fast moving consumer goods business and a successful consulting background of 25 years in the Executive Search Industry. Dr. Prasuhn has been a director on the global board of Ward Howell and Signium for almost 20 years, has served as the chairman of Ward Howell in the late 90ies, as the Chairman of Signium until 2007 and now has been appointed chairman of Ward Howell International in 2012.

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Jutta E. Lohkampff M.A.

Managing Partner & Member of the Global Board

Jutta E. Lohkampff has a background of more than 26 years as a consultant in executive search. She spent her first years with Heidrick and Struggles where she was the first woman in Germany to be offered partnership. In 1991 she left and joined Ward Howell International (for an interim period branding as Signium International) as Managing Partner. Since 2012 Jutta has been Member of the Global Board and takes an active role in the international development of the company.

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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.

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Kimberly Bishop


BusinessWeek named her as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters”. Newsweek appointed her to its Women & Leadership Advisory Board. CNBC called her “The Recruiter”. Kim is an experienced C-suite executive and expert advisor with over 25 years of business leadership experience.

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Dr. Hans Juergen Etterich

Managing Partner

Juergen`s career development started in industry where he spent 20 years before entering the consulting business. His last position in industry before joining the consulting business was Managing Director of Mauser Works, a packaging company. He came from Continental Group, where he held the position of Manager Business Development Germany. At Dow Corning, the previous company, he was Planning Manager Europe.

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Dr. Jörg Tröder

Lawyer, Partner

After running one of the most successful notary's offices in Düsseldorf for more than 25 years Jörg is a true expert in company law directives and notarizations of highly complex agreements. His focus is in structuring and designing international company law transactions, carve-outs, large scale real estate transactions of whole portfolios.

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Natalie Bairaktaridis

Managing Partner Austria

Natalie Bairaktaridis has more than 15 years’ experience in Executive Search and Leadership Services in Austria and CEE. Quickly advancing within different human resources consulting firms, she started in 1998 her own Executive Consulting firm. In 2003 she became Managing Partner of a worldwide represented Executive Search consultancy.

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Philip Lefebvre

Managing Partner

Philip combines more than 15 years of executive search experience between Korn/Ferry International Heidrick & Struggles. Philip began his career in Montreal, Canada, assisting companies across the telecommunications and natural resources sectors. He then moved to Toronto, where he broadened his experience and worked closely with clients in the pharmaceutical, FMCG and financial services sectors. Prior to moving to the UAE, Philip was the Canadian Practice Head for the life sciences industry sector for Korn/Ferry International. 

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Luigi Mancioppi

Partner & Chairman Italy

Luigi is a member of the Industrial, Consumer and Legal Practice Groups of Ward Howell and is Partner & Chairman Italy. He has successfully completed more than 400 projects in his Executive Search career. Before joining Ward Howell he operated under the Amrop brand for the past 19 years and was Amrop's Chairman Italy. 

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Vito Gioia

Partner & Managing Director Italy

Vito has consolidated experience and is used to working both for Multinational and domestic clients in many industries and particularly for Family Businesses. He partners his clients listening and proposing the most appropriate solution, whether it is for an Executive Search or a Leadership service, actively supporting his clients in the development of its Internal Executive resources and staff.

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Marcello Marcellini


Marcello has over 20 years experience in global executive search industry and he is steering highly sought talent to rapidly growing companies, by engaging and building trusted relationships, and being a thought leader for both candidates and companies.

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Marco Saltalamacchia

Associate Partner

Marco’s career development started in the industry where he spent 25 years before entering the consulting business, especially focusing in the automotive business.

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Massimo Misticoni

Associate Partner

Massimo's main focus is in the Consumer, Private Banking, Industrial and Automotive sectors, working for primary national and international companies.
Massimo is a highly qualified professional, with a significant background in management and executive search and consolidated experience in Italian and International business.

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Peter Grech

Managing Partner Canada

Peter has over 15 years experience in the global executive search industry. He started his search career at TMP Worldwide Executive Search in Toronto executing senior executive searches in multinational financial services, insurance, technology and manufacturing companies.

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Michael Maeder


Born in China, German by origin and with combined work and study experience in 6 countries spread over 2 continents, Michael is a true global citizen dedicated to cross-cultural understanding. After gaining a solid working record in supply chain development for automotive and machine building companies Michael has co-founded an award winning Specialist Recruitment Practice in China. He engages as Lead Consultant in executive searches since 2008. Apart from working on client projects, Michael is also in charge of training Researchers and Consultants in talent management, profiling, client industry know-how, research process management, interviewing skills, and salary negotiations. You will find Michael constantly concerned about the perfect talent-opportunity fit and the integration of global best practices into our company’s services.

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Hans Stremme

Managing Partner

With nearly 10 years professional experience in a leading position in the executive-search industry in China, Hans has completed numerous searches for C-level, function-head and regional head positions in China and Asia-Pacific. The client base comes from the automotive, chemical, engineering, life-science and FMCG industry.

With his strong engagement in the European Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (chair of the HR Working Group for the last few years), Hans has developed an extensive network in the local and international business community in China.

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Igor Kabuzenko

Managing Partner

Igor specializes in C-Suite and board searches for leading companies in Ukraine and the region of CIS. For over 15 years of his professional activity Igor has completed hundreds of executive search projects for banks and investment funds, as well as for real estate development, retail, agriculture, IT, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and FMCG companies.

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Gary Koh

Managing Partner

Since 1987, he has placed many Korean executives in the areas of automotive, industrial, financial, life science and other high-tech industries. He is deeply involved with cross-border searches for multinational companies by working closely with global partners in America, Europe and Asia. He also has a good track record with Korean government owned banks and utility services corporations by successfully placing C-level executives.

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Paul Lee


Over the past 20 years, Paul Lee has provided executive search services to multinational and domestic companies in Korea. He has conducted middle and senior manager level searches in information and telecommunication, semiconductor, industrial , automotive and consumer sectors. His main areas also include functional areas such as CMO, CFO, CIO and Human Resource Manager positions across various industries.

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Jackie Son


Jackie has a wealth of knowledge about Korean and multinational company culture, which she uses to provide her clients with specifically tailored executive search expertise. She specializes in Automotive, Consumer, Retail, Hospitality and Services industry for the client in Northeast Asia including China ,Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. She has worked closely with the partners in Asia Pacific to meet the demand for top talent from many global companies in that region.

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Malcolm Goodford


Malcolm left full-time employment to start his own business in 1998. The company he formed, MG and Associates is an executive search and niche recruitment and ICT consultancy. Clients include HP, Dell, Cisco, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Unisys and Lenovo amongst others. In 2007, he acquired a 30% stake in Manpower South Africa as the BEE partner. Manpower global is a $22 billion USD per annum company and owns the remaining 70% of the South African subsidiary. (www.manpower.com). He also owns 51% of In-Toto solutions; a joint venture with JSE listed Ellies Holdings. In-Toto Solutions is an energy services company focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

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Simon E. Franco


A veteran with over four decades of experience, Simon is a pioneer in introducing executive search in Brazil and was the 1st headhunter to be interviewed in the exclusive Leaders Yellow Pages of the prestigous weekly magazine VEJA. Co-founder of HRCN, a network that brings together prominent international consultancies in the Americas. Elected Chairperson 2004-2006 and 2006-2008. He has partnered with both national and multi-national companies, and has placed over 4,000 CEOs, Presidents, Directors and Controllers in the areas of Marketing, Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Accounting and, more recently, eCommerce, Internet and telecommunications.

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Ali Aga

Managing Partner

Ali has over 35 years of experience in Human Resource Management, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations and has worked at several senior level positions in various multinational companies. Having held the positions of Chief Executive, Executive Director and Head of HR at ICI Pakistan Ltd, Ali has a thorough understanding of key characteristics and competencies required for senior roles in a company.

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Jens Hagedorn

Managing Partner Mexico & Latin America

Jens leads the regional office in Mexico and heads the Board an C-Level Executive Search and Business Consulting Practices, servicing international organizations in Latin America that are committed to top governance, strategic and executive leadership performance and excellence in a variety of verticals, including : Automotive, Aerospace, General Manufacturing, Industrial Products, FMCG, Life Sciences, Food & Beverage, Technology , Telecommunications, IT, Hospitality , Oil & Gas among others.

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Tim Kloosterman

Managing Partner

In 1984, Tim moved to the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion NCH, where he was appointed as a General Manager, promoting Dutch investments and Exports worldwide. In this position, Tim held the ultimate responsibility for trade missions and so-called regional activities, such as the specific trade promotional activities in various regions as the Middle East, Africa, China, Korea, Japan, etc. Over the last 22 years, Tim conducted many C-level assignments in the Netherlands, as well as in other countries in cooperation with global partners.

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Gordon Chen

Managing Director

Gordon A. K. Chen is Managing Director of Ward Howell International covering the Greater China market. He has wide and in-depth knowledge of the corporate and business worlds as well as over 25 years of leadership experience in combination with a strong management consulting background.

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Rony Lan


Rony combines over 15 years of executive search and Human Resources management experience. Throughout the years she managed the recruitments of hundreds of C-level positions and she planned and directed a full complement of human resources programs for managers and employees located across the globe.

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Susie Marks


Susie has over 20 years of experience in senior Human Resources positions in High Tech and the Services industries in the Israeli market. She is experienced with the corporate culture of international Fortune 500 companies and brings her passion for executive search and source top talent to her companies.

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Nadiya Shaikh

Client Partner

Graduating with an MSc in 2000 in Business Information Technology, Nadiya commenced her career in HR. Working for some of the largest public sector organizations, she diversified her experience portfolio working on HR transformation and change projects, whilst also gaining functional HR experience. She has lead on award winning HR projects, within strong unionized environments, with an emphasis on developing and retaining leadership talent through to improving the recruitment and management of a volumised contingent workforce.

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Alexander M. Genil


Alexander Genil is a Partner at ZMG Ward Howell. He is a seasoned professional with over 30 years' experience in the fields of manufacturing, supply chain, sales, and human resources.

Prior to joining the firm, he was Vice President for Human Resources at Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila (AG&P) and Human Resource Business Partner for Operations at Nestle South Africa Pty Ltd.

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Ruby I. Jacob


Ruby Jacob is Executive Director of ZMG Ward Howell. She is a Partner covering business development for European, US, and ASEAN clients.

Before joining the firm, Ruby championed project management, business development, and strategic planning through her experience in various foreign companies across several industries. She was Project Manager at Copasetic Holdings, Ltd. (Cayman Islands), Executive Vice President of The Friedli Group (Miami), Destination Consultant for Full Circle International (Washington, DC) and Vice President of Particular Holdings, Ltd. (Channel Islands).

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Miguel de Gomis


Holds a B.A in Law, magna cum laude, and an MBA from IESE Business School. Miguel has a good expertise in Consumer Goods, Construction, Real Estate and Financial Services. He started his career in Banco Atlanticao, he joined Ceys in 1977 as Commercial Manager, and was later promoted to Managing Director, attaining the company the leadership in the specialized adhesives market. Thereafter he joined the Madrid office of Spencer Stuart, and was later promoted to Head of their Barcelona office.

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Javier Beneyto


Javier Beneyto holds a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences by the Polytechnical University of Barcelona, and an Advanced Management Program by IESE Business School. Before joining our Firm, he was for four years Director of EGON ZEHNDER, leading the High Technology practice. He was later appointed Partner at BOYDEN Barcelona. Along his career as Executive Search Consultant, he has carried out a big number of searches in the Technology, Consumer Goods, Industrial, Professional Services and Board Practices. 

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Indrajit Moulik

Managing Partner

Indrajit held business leadership positions in the technology industry before joining a leading executive search firm as vice president and practice head in 2001. He has completed several CEO and CXO level search assignments for large conglomerates, and also for startups on behalf of VC/PE firms.Though he has worked across many industries, he is highly regarded for advising and helping clients build effective top management teams in the technology and education sectors. Many of his assignments involved cross border talent movement. He was also part of the leadership team of two globally top ranked business schools for 8 years.

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Jheelaf Razdan


Jheelaf has over 20 years of experience, having worked in India and UAE. She has extensive experience in managing local and international assignments especially gained during her tenure with leading global Executive Search firms including Spencer Stuart and Egon Zehnder. She has worked in startup scenarios where systems and processes had to be built from scratch which gave her an opportunity to project manage some of the initiatives.

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Mrinalini Singh


With dual Master’s degree in HR and Marketing, Mrinalini began her career as an HR generalist before moving into a more specialized recruitment function. During her twelve year long recruitment tenure she has successfully delivered on senior search mandates across functions within the FMCG, Retail, Oil & Gas, Construction and Building Materials and Manufacturing sectors.

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Wiltfried Idema


In 2015, Wiltfried was invited to join Ward Howell International in the Netherlands as a Partner, with the focus of extending local services from consulting, leadership solutions and interim management to executive search, thus matching perfectly with Ward Howell International. Wiltfried read Medicine at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Wiltfried’s native tongue is Dutch and he speaks English and German fluently. He is an honorary member of several associations. In recent years, Wiltfried has held two supervisory board positions in the Netherlands, one at a Sino-Dutch law firm and another at an educational institute.

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Dr. Achim Brühne


Seit 15 Jahren betreut Dr. Achim Brühne Mandaten aus den Bereichen Automobilzulieferindustrie, Anlagenbau, Handel und Martime Industrie. Dabei arbeitet er sowohl mit international agierenden mittelständischen Unternehmen als auch mit global agierenden Konzernen zusammen.

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Claudio Sorgiacomo

Associate Partner

Claudio has an electronic background and master in Marketing from SDA Bocconi, he covered the role of a CEO for more than 20 years, first in a subsidiary start-up (Dräger Italiana Srl.) that soon became market leader in the medical device field and more recently in Carl Zeiss SpA, where he could successfully gain experience also in the Mechatronic and Research market.

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Luca Temellini

Associate Partner

Since 1979 Luca started working in executive search, gaining a thorough experience as Partner in International and Italian executive search firms. He has been used to work for national and multinational clients, assisting them in their business development in Italy and abroad. He has experience in automotive, manufacturing and life sciences sectors.

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Gabriella Espertini


She started her experience at Tasa International, a Swiss multinational, and later moved to the American Group TMP Worldwide. After a couple of years, she participated in the start-up of Asa Executive Search. Before joining Ward Howell, she worked at Amrop Italy.

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Reinhard Bockstette


Generated triple-digit sales and earnings growth, successfully merged companies, re-engineered business operations, launched brands on a global scale, and enhanced customer and service orientation, marketing skills, and management acumen in a variety of industries and markets worldwide.

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Werner Laber


Werner Laber has been working for over 25 years in Corporate Finance, M&A and Business Development - particularly in “special situations”of companies – distressed situations, succession problems, strong growth, disruptive changes, etc. across Europe. He has been co-founder of several successful high-tech start-ups, an Austrian Venture Capital company and investment vehicles. He has also been Managing Director, executive board and supervisory board member of several companies.

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Silvia Parik


Silvia Parik has more than 20 years´ experience in top management functions in national and international banks, most recently as CFO and CRO with extensive background experience in Governance, Compliance and Internal Auditing. She held positions as member and chairman of Supervisory Boards and has a background in Chartered Accountancy. She provides consultancy in Family Business Governance, focusing on Governance, Succession Planning and Family Constitution.

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S. Qaisar Shareef


Qaisar Shareef concluded a nearly 30-year career with Procter & Gamble in 2011. He joined the company in 1981 in Cincinnati, Ohio and served in several roles within the US and in P&G’s international operations in Marketing and in General Management. Most recently, he headed up the P&G operations in Pakistan; a role in which he served until early 2011, before returning back to the US. He is based in the Washington DC area. He is currently providing consulting services on business strategy projects to various clients. He has also recently joined as adjunct faculty in the MBA program, George Washington University, Department of International Business.

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Khalid Osmany

Managing Partner

Khalid has more than 45 years’ experience with large Multinational and Family owned Companies; based in Pakistan, UK, ASEAN and the UAE. He has held CEO and Director level positions in Business Management and Human Resource Management for around 25 years

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Axel Dietz


Axel helps you to find efficient solutions for your business problems in the marketing & sales area. With many years of top-management experience in consumer goods he can help you in your projects from strategic consultancy to the temporary take-over of a operational job, or investments in an early stage of your business. He also invests in start-ups and helps them in their initial phase as Senior Advisor.

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Gudola Schirmer


Mrs. Gudola Schirmer has profound experience in potential-, innovation- and change-management as well as in turnarounds and mergers & acquisitions. She served as President and President of the Board of the three
French companies Griset SAS, Technology Luminaires SAS and BAVARIA Luminaires Holding SAS.

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Fritz Hoering


CEO and Managing Director at subsidiaries of international corporations (AT&T, Deutsche Post and Ascom (Switzerland)), Director at Accenture, earlier sales manager at Siemens. Management span: 900 employees, 100 direct reports, highest budget responsibility: € 105 Mio.  

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Manfred Horstkotte


solid HR Genealist Leadership Expertise in various organisations

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Giovanna Kampuri Monnas


Mrs. Giovanna Kampouri Monnas has been an Independent Consultant since 1996. Mrs. Monnas served as the President of the International Division of Johann A. Benckiser GMBH from 1989 to 1996. She fulfilled various positions with Procter & Gamble from 1981 to 1988. She has extensive knowledge of the operational and strategic marketing aspects of the consumer market and also has in-depth knowledge of globalization, internationalization and global branding. Mrs. Monnas has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Randstad Holding NV since May 10, 2006. She has been a Director of AptarGroup Inc. since May 2010. She serves as a Member of the Supervisory Boards of Belenes Puig S.L. She served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL N.V. from April 7, 2005 to April 8, 2009.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Rudolf J. Menne


Mr. Menne is a well known expert in the Automotive Industry. He has spent more than 26 years with one of the leading OEMs. His overall responsibility included worldwide Research, Development and Manufacturing Activities. In parallel to his operational responsibility he was chief representative in various international and national committees as member of different managing boards. As a leader with a deep intercultural understanding he is able to build up strong international high-performance teams to establish new business and growth opportunities. He is also a lecturer (Prof.) in Process Engineering and Innovation Management at the University of Budapest, the Cologne University of Applied Science and the University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen). 

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Joachim Tonassi


Joachim is a successful manager with an extensive international background. His focal point has always been the establishment and profitable development of new business fields and markets. He has creatively developed concepts, proven their feasibility in pilot projects and then successfully put them into practice on the market.

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Werner Ullmann


Werner is an acknowledged expert in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, especially for the Automotive Industry. Before starting his own consulting business and partnering with MCS Automotive, he spent about 7 years with one of the leading IT business solution companies. His responsibility included worldwide Automotive Research & Development and Business Development for Supply Chain Solutions. He was responsible for the development and roll-out of the first worldwide standardized automotive supplier solution and at the same time guided the development of various specific OEM solutions. Open minded and with deep intercultural understanding he is able to work all over the world. Today, he also is a lecturer (Prof.) in Business Economics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, University of Applied Sciences.

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Frank Ruether


Strong track record from multiple international roles with increasing responsibility in world-renowned companies. Has successfully run HR functions in businesses with
GBP 8+ billions in revenues and 20.000+ employees. A result oriented, market focused change leader, who has delivered consistently.

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Rupert Wiest


• Operations Strategy • Operations Restructuring • Manufacturing Excellence & Lean Manufacturing • Sourcing & Supply Chain • Launch Excellence • Implementation Management • International Business • Turnaround Management

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Klaus Neuberger


Restructuring after the acquisition, strengthening the market position in color cosmetics, establishing Astor as a fragrance house.

Establishing successful and profitable a new product category in the cosmetic area, becoming European market leader with sales of 100 Mio U$ +within 8 years.

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Chris van der Haagen


As Managing Partner of B4B Ventures LLC taking operational CXO roles and minority shares in small and medium sized enterprises facing expansion, succession or turnaround challenges.

As Client Partner EMEA for the EMM Group, a legacy company of P&G and Accenture, providing marketing consulting services at Fortune 500 companies to drive profitable organic growth for B2B and B2C businesses, using the best toolset in the industry.

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Jane Feng


Jane Feng is an Advisory Partner of Ward Howell International, based in Shanghai. Educated and trained in the field of Organization Behavior (OB) & Organization Development (OD), Jane began her career as a university teacher, and has worked as a professional and executive in leading international companies in the field of HR and Learning & Development for over 25 years. She has worked with corporations including Coca-Cola, Intel, and PepsiCo. Just prior to joining Ward Howell, Jane was the Senior Human Resources Director, Talent Sustainability & Staffing of PepsiCo Greater China.

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Masoud Golshani


Masoud is a very commercial and strategic HR expert based in Dubai who has worked in almost every country in the region. He has a deep knowledge of FMCG and Telecom fields having worked 5 and half years with Coca-Cola MENA and 13 years in Vodafone globally. He has 30 years of professional experience, lived in 7 countries and worked in over 30 cultures across the world.

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Henry J. Flores


Hank is a partner at Ward Howell, co-leading the CPG practice for Americas and heading the Global Marketing Leadership practice. Hank has been in executive search for nearly 10 years, co-founding Radius Partners, and working as a Managing Principal with Consilium Partners.

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Sonia Prais


Sonia Prais has a background of more than 20 years in executive search. With a focus in retail, beauty and lifestyle, Sonia works domestically in the US and extensively across Europe, India and Asia. She has specific expertise in relocating candidates globally for her clients, often to challenging geographical markets.

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Pedro Torrabadella


His main areas of expertise are health care, pharmaceuticals, professional services, insurance companies and service companies. He has a deep knowledge of the Health Sector, having been the CEO of three different hospitals and other health services companies, including the Association of Private Clinics of Catalonia (ACES).  He has over 17 years of experience in consulting, since 2009 in executive search, and later he joined as Consultant Robert Allen–Horton, and also as CEO of its subsidiary Talent Finders.

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Michael A. Tappan


Mike Tappan is Partner-Board Practice and Head of Corporate Development at Ward Howell. He has had 46 years of experience in the executive search industry, including 15 years at Ward Howell in New York and Moscow in 1987-2002. For the past eleven years, he has consulted on board structure, composition, and compensation and the recruitment of international independent directors to organizations in Russia and, more recently, Ukraine.

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Michael N. Curran


His experience in executive search includes a broad range of sectors and management disciplines. While he continues to serve clients in several industries and functions, he has become particularly specialized in life sciences. Typically, his clients are development-stage pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies gearing up to advance through R&D, clinical development, regulatory approval and commercial stages of growth.

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John L. Pothin


John has more than 30 years of combined business and leadership experience including several senior global leadership roles in Human Resources with the GTECH Corporation, a Global Technology and Gaming business. He served as the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources prior to the sale of the company in 2007. He went on to serve as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, America’s, at Hasbro, Inc., a global consumer products, branded play, and entertainment business. His work included senior human resources functional leadership, talent assessment and development, business partnership, as well as board advisory.

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Kay Cioffi


Kay’s focus in technology stems from having witnessed how computing can transform businesses, address social issues and elevate individual lives. In her 20+ years in executive search, Kay has partnered with a wide range of US and international clients to address their corporate technology talent gaps and succession

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Lan Nguyen


As a former litigator with over fifteen years’ experience in the retained executive search business, Lan has honed and applied to her search work excellent due diligence, problem-solving, and advisory skills. She excels where a sophisticated understanding is required for the more technical, emerging, and esoteric roles that have components of analytics, data, or digital expertise.

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Joaquin de Juan


Joaquin has a big expertise in the Industry and in Private and Public Service Practices, having worked with companies of the automotive industry, bath products manufacturers waste containers manufacturers, Terciary sectors and Hospital sectors. Concerning Services, he has significant experience in media companies, energy services, comprehensive solutions and waste management. He has experience in acquisitions, cultural integration and change management, with a deep understanding of organizations.

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Oyvind Bo


In 2008 Oyvind started in the recruitment industry and his impressive recruiting track-record includes the putting up of entire leadership teams as well as identifying over-achieving talent. He is known for his extensive CFO and finance network. Moreover, he has placed management staff in large industrial corporations as well as in banking/financial services and private equity entities.

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David Archambault


David Archambault is an innovator who applies experience gained through a highly successful career in technology and its application to his current leadership recruiting and advisory work. He has a unique talent for building highly successful and effective management teams. This work has ranged from entrepreneurial start-ups to divisional-level leadership within multi-national Fortune 100 organizations. As a Ward Howell Partner, David specializes in the technology, automotive (AV/EV) and media sectors and recruits and advises senior leadership at the functional level as well as operations, technology/R&D, strategy and business development.

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Jennifer Nelson

VP Marketing & Corp. Dev.

Jen brings more than 20 years of experience in the executive search industry. Prior to joining Ward Howell, she spent over 15 years as a senior member of the marketing team at Heidrick & Struggles. Jen’s responsibilities at Heidrick covered all facets of the marketing and communications function, most recently developing and executing a strategic marketing plan for the Global CEO & Board Practice.

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Linda Schaler


Linda Schaler has over 20 years of Executive Search, Advertising and Marketing industry experience. Her clients range from small companies and start-ups to large corporations, global agencies and marketing service firms. Linda considers her experience and relationships integral to conducting senior level searches within the marketing, media, technology and communications industries.

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Phil Schneidermeyer


Phil is a Partner in the New York office of Ward Howell International. He has 25 years of executive search experience working across all sectors and with expertise in the technology, healthcare and life sciences industries. While he has experience working across the C-suite, Phil specializes in cyber, CIO and CTO leadership and talent advisory services.

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Kenneth Greger


Ken is a well-regarded advisor to the Travel and Hospitality Industry. He sees each client as unique and his approach is immersive, striving always to first understand the strategic objectives and DNA of his client, then crafting the appropriate search strategy to achieve an outcome in line with those objectives. Ken has more than 20 years of experience in retained search and has worked with businesses of all sizes, from startup companies to public Fortune 500 organizations, filling C-suite positions as well as top property-level roles. He is a frequent speaker and author.

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Thomas Dowdy


During the past 20 years, Tom has focused on serving the energy industry in talent attraction in both executive search and human resource management. He has assisted clients and employers’ in completing projects in North America, Europe, former Soviet Union, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Working on projects around the world, Tom has a global network and firsthand knowledge of international oil companies, drilling contractors, oil field services and heavy industry manufactures.

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Alessandra Maestroni


Alessandra`s career development started as entrepreneur in the water treatment and life science industry where she spent 8 years before entering in General Electric participating to the Leadership Program for the first two years and then becoming Global Partnership Manager for GE Water for 4 years. Her last position before joining Ward Howell was Account Direct Europe in the business of digital services for anti counterfeit in the fashion industry.

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Sandra Krieger

Assistant to the Management

Sandra Krieger graduated from a Business College. She is an Assistant to the Management of Ward Howell International and is responsible for the overall Office Management as well as for numerous project and marketing activities. Prior to joining Natalie Bairaktaridis’s team she worked in a tax consultancy and was Management Assistant in an international consultancy for many years. 

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Madiha Rashid

Research Consultant

Madiha is a Graduate with a joint degree from Sunway University and Lancaster University with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology. Prior to joining Ward Howell, she worked for Pfizer (Malaysia) in the Human Resources division. It was during this time that she was exposed to International recruitment practices and development and worked closely with the senior members of Pfizer to process improvement activities and plans. Since then, she has been involved with recruitment of senior roles within the FMCG, Oil & Gas, Cosmetics, E-Commerce and Information Technology sectors across Middle East and Asia Pacific regions and vital research activities across the globe. 

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Hira Mullick

Research Associate

Hira is a graduate from the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), one of the leading business school of Pakistan, with a BBA (Hons) in Human Resource and Marketing. She has sound knowledge of various industries through her academic experience and has professionally developed with a working experience in the telecommunications and FMCG industry. Having attended leadership and development programs held at IoBM, both as a participant and as a facilitator, she has gained greater insights on individual and organizational development. Hira has a flare for Human Resource and has a clear understanding of development skills. She is persistent and determined to be successful in her career and all future endeavors. 

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Katharina Nestoroudis

Research Consultant

Katharina is a Research Consultant in the Vienna office of Ward Howell International. She is responsible for projects in Austria and CEE as well as globally. She has over ten years of work experience as a psychologist in different job integration projects, including staff leasing for a variety of industries and companies.

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Mira Ihasz

Research Consultant

Mira is a Research Consultant in the Vienna office of Ward Howell International. She is responsible for research analyses in Austria and CEE as well as globally for a wide range of clients.

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Charmaine Castillo

Senior Research Consultant

Charmaine Castillo has several years’ experience in successfully searching for top and mid-level executives for a variety of industries and companies. As a Research Consultant at Ward Howell International she is responsible for projects in Austria and CEE as well as globally.

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Azat Mulashev

Research Consultant

Azat Mulashev joined Ward Howell International in Vienna as a Research Consultant. He is responsible for executive search projects in Austria and across Europe.

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Ruibing Chen

Research Consultant

As a Research Consultant in the Vienna office of Ward Howell International, Ruibing Chen is responsible for executive search projects in Austria and CEE as well as globally.

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