Henrik Ottosson

Partner — Stockholm
Experience: 17 Years
Professional Qualifications

MSc, Industrial Engineering and Management, Chalmers University of Technology
European Test Certificate in Work and Organizational Assessment

+46 70 480 1336


Henrik brings more than 15 years of experience in executive search and helping clients, ranging from leading global Fortune 500 companies to fast-growing start-ups, identify the right people and building outstanding teams. His passion, focus and experience are in helping companies build better and more sustainable businesses by recruiting the right leaders to key senior-level positions for global, regional and local clients.

He concentrates on serving technology firms, tech-enabled businesses and organizations undergoing digital transformation, and is an active member of August Leadership’s Technology & Innovation practice. In addition, Henrik has a true engagement in advancing DE&I in leadership, and is part of the firms Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practice.

Clients turn to him for candid counsel, objective insights, deep market knowledge and unwavering commitment to finding the right, holistic solution to their complex leadership challenges.

Prior to joining August Leadership, Henrik spent 15+ years at two other leading global executive search/SHREK firms, where he was a member of their global technology & services and digital practices, and a fast-growing entrepreneurial boutique search and leadership consulting firm, where he led the Information, Communication & Technology practice and was part of the management team.

Before his career in search, Henrik held different roles in management consulting, and was, for example, consultant at the Swedish Trade Council in New York helping Swedish companies succeed in the US market, before he led the Business Services Unit of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in New York.

Henrik has earned a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He has also completed an exchange program at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a European Test Certificate in Work and Organizational Assessment.

He lives just outside of Stockholm with his wife Sara and two daughters, Emilia and Maya. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family traveling, skiing, developing their equestrian skills and playing/coaching football.

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