Olivia Lumbe

Senior Research Consultant

About Olivia Lumbe

As a Senior Research Consultant in the Vienna office of Ward Howell International, Olivia is responsible for the handling of local and global Executive Search assignments in Austria and CEE.

Prior to joining Ward Howell, she spent nine years working for a well-known international executive search firm in Vienna. Olivia's wide-ranging experience includes market research, candidate pool identification and direct approach of relevant candidates for a wide range of clients in the Legal and Professional Services, Industrial, Life Sciences and General Industry sectors. Additionally, she supports the partners with candidate and client handling as well as business development tasks.

Olivia strives to create sustainable and successful consulting solutions for clients through her strong communication skills and an experience-based, holistic understanding of client needs. She is passionate about driving transparent and customer-centric processes to effect change in organizations and build strong customer relationships.

Olivia holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations and a Masters’ degree in Human Resource Management with specialization on labor law from the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt. Additionally, to her native German she speaks fluent English and has good knowledge of Croatian.


  • General Industry
  • Financial Services


  • Executive Search
  • Talent Management