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Ella Sytnik

Managing Partner


  • Agribusiness
  • FMCG
  • Transport & Logistics


: Moscow


  • Economics degree from Moscow State University of Commerce
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Philosophy
  • Cornell University


  • English
  • Dutch

"Viam supervadet vadens"

Ella Sytnik is a Managing partner in the company. Her responsibilities include developing services, products, and client relationships, as well as selecting and integrating key people into the company group.

Ella joined the Ward Howell team in 2004. She started her career in the corporate finance department at ING Bank. Before joining Ward Howell, Ella headed an office of the European engineering company Petroplus Engineering, and also worked as a talent advisor for a leading Russian holding.

Ella Sytnik is a graduate of the Moscow State University of Commerce, with a specialization in global economics. In 2011, Ella began studying at Cornell University. In 2012, she completed her degree at Harvard Business School.

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  • Effective Interviewing: How to Appoint the Best Manager

    What are the most effective interviewing tools for appointing a top manager? Managing Partner Ella Sytnik and Senior Partner Sergey Vorobiev talk about how Ward Howell helps its clients tackle this question.

  • Sustainable Leadership

    Ella Sytnik considers CEO succession and development systems in organizations to be a necessary condition for sustainable leadership and company development. In the article she describes most common barriers arising on the way to succession planning and offers ways of overcoming them.