Eva has over 22 years’ experience in executive search. She began her career in the London and Prague offices of a global search firm, where she specialised in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Eva has worked in a wide range of industry sectors. These include ﬁnancial services, ﬁntech, consumer ﬁnance, retail and corporate investment banking, private equity, venture capital and start-ups; FMCG; industrial; steel, metals and mining; legal and professional services; and healthcare / pharmaceutical. She has extensive knowledge of both the EMEA (specifically CEE, Russia, and CIS) and Asia Pacific regions.
Her clients value her geography-specific knowledge and understanding of cultural nuances and diversity when attracting senior candidates for international / regional roles. They also appreciate her bespoke client and candidate service approach along with her ability to build and maintain successful relationships.
Eva has continued working in these regions for a handful of boutique firms and also her own ﬁrm Centre Bridge Executive Search and HR Consulting. Eva led global recruitment for a leading private investment group with international ﬁntech and digital banking operations; she helped build the global senior leadership team for a leading consumer ﬁnance company; and she managed the hiring processes for the expansion of a subsidiary consumer ﬁnance company operating in the Asia Paciﬁc region.
In addition to her executive search activities, Eva has coached and mentored business leaders in the Czech Republic and internationally. She has also created, implemented and led significant mentoring programs supporting business leaders in the Czech Republic and internationally. Eva is currently a Board Member and 2nd Vice Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in Prague and is a founding member of the steering committee for the BCC Equilibrium Mentoring programme (Women in Business) and Ment2Grow a new mentoring programme for start-ups.
Eva is bilingual in English and Czech. She also speaks fluent French.
‘’Eva pursues a tailor-made approach to every organization and project she undertakes. Her customer focus and relationship management is superb. As a client, throughout the search process you’re continuously kept updated about the progress, every question is responded and dealt with, literally, in minutes. Working with Eva Shaw you can be confident – if a required profile / candidate exists anywhere in the market, Eva will introduce you to them.”
– Chief People Officer – Global Leader in Digital Consumer Finance
“I have been working with Eva Shaw on recruiting a range of senior banking roles across European and CIS markets for almost 2 years. Eva has a good command of recruitment instruments and best practices in hand, being able to hunt for great talents, thus delivering a successful growth to organization. Eva Shaw is an all-round wonderful person to work with and it is always a delight for me to communicate with her.”
-CEO, Next Generation Bank