Director recruitment

Ward Howell is a leader in the Russian executive search market and has considerable expertise in the selection of Board members for private and public companies. 

The presence of independent directors on a Board of directors is an indicator of a professionally built corporate governance system, which in turn increases the level of stakeholder trust and helps to attract additional investment in the company and increase its value.

We help Boards of directors:

  • assess the representation of the required competencies at Board level; 
  • create a profile of an independent director; 
  • rank the best professionals who fit the profile, and evaluate their compatibility with the Board in question.

We specialize in:

  • director recruitment in the Russian and international markets;
  • searching for Chairmen of Boards and Chairmen of Board committees;
  • Board competencies mapping.

We address the tasks faced by particular Boards of directors, and our experience of collaborating with different geographies and industries enables us to promptly identify the most suitable professionals. Over 40% of our searches are international.

Ward Howell expertise:

  • Since 1993, Ward Howell has been finding effective managers and members of Boards of directors for public and private Russian companies.
  • Our daily communication with shareholders and top management, and members and Chairmen of Boards of directors of major companies allows us to track trends and the best practices in corporate governance in Russia and abroad.
  • Our consultants are current members and Chairmen of Boards of directors of Russian and international companies, have knowledge of regulatory requirements, and possess the practical skills to work effectively for Boards of directors.
  • Our Corporate Governance practice team has conducted more than 10 global studies in partnership with INSEAD Business School, has written academic articles and business books on corporate governance, and has broad academic knowledge and understanding of the topic.
  • We strive to ensure that our company, projects, and practices have a positive impact on the future and create long-term results for both our clients and Ward Howell.

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