Practice

Consumer

The Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) industry continues to thrive in an extremely dynamic environment where corporations constantly compete for market share and retail shelf space, complicating consumer preferences.

Shopping habits are in rapid flux, goods are ‘hot today, left behind tomorrow’, and everything needs to be delivered faster to meet demand around the latest trend. Therefore, in such an environment where change is the only constant, CPG companies continue to study developments in consumer needs, demands, emerging trends, striving to improve, innovate and leverage the latest technologies to diversify their consumer base.

What we do

New capabilities will need to be adapted in order to remain competitive. We can help you assess your organization’s needs and develop a strategy for capability-building, organizational development, training and talent acquisition.

Leaders at all levels of organizations will need to learn how to lead change without damaging the culture by focusing on important leadership traits like accountability, teamwork, results, candor and transparency. Assessing and building skill within your organization to keep top talent engaged and committed while filling talent gaps with diverse, high-potential individuals is vital to successfully delivering consistent results.

With all these changes on the horizon, August Leadership has aggregated expertise across the consumer packaged goods and technology spaces. Our Consumer Practice can help your organization with all its strategy, organization structure, leadership development and executive search needs.

Our Expertise

  • Consumer Goods
  • Consumer & Retail Supply Chain
  • Traditional & Social Media Marketing
  • Branding & Brand Management

Practice Team

Asad Haider

Founder and CEO
As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing Executive Leadership Search Firms.

Michael Maeder

Managing Partner - Asia
Michael is Cofounder & Managing Partner of August Leadership in China and IOT ONE, a global IoT consulting practice.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

Umran Beba

Partner
Umran Beba is an experienced senior business executive with general management, talent and diversity background.

John L. Pothin

Partner
John has more than 30 years of experience across several industry sectors.

Eva Shaw

Partner
Eva has over 22 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

John Purkiss

Partner
John has over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He set up and ran the CFO Practice in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office, and was promoted to Partner. Since then he has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Carrie Magee

Partner
Carrie is an expert in organizational transformation.  She helps organizations undergoing rapid evolution optimize their talent equation and has deep practical experience in two specific areas:   Human Resources and Client Centricity/Customer Experience.

Peter Bowstead

Partner
Peter has earned a reputation for executing particularly ‘difficult’ searches in both mature and frontier markets.

Henry J. Flores

Partner
Hank concentrates on assignments for senior leaders who drive growth, typically for companies seeking to improve strategic focus on their customers and consumers. 

Shahed Quazi

Partner
Experienced with multi-country leadership role, leading one of the largest conglomerates in the country and in leading HR function of largest telco in Bangladesh.

Matiul I. Nowshad

Partner
Matiul Islam Nowshad is a seasoned management professional with over three decades of experience spanning three industrial segments- tea, textile and telecommunication.

Mrinalini Singh

Partner
Highly driven and a perfectionist by nature, Mrinalini is committed to her clients, candidates and colleagues.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner
Andrea B. Thomas is an advisory partner at August Leadership.

Jane Feng

Regional Advisory Partner
Jane Feng is an Advisory Partner of August Leadership, based in Shanghai.

Ami Bhatt Hardy

Partner
Ami has 30 years experience in search, handling assignments in a range of industries with a strong focus in the consumer goods, retail, sourcing and industrial sectors.

Paul Chau

Partner
Paul Chau has over two decades of executive search experience, and is highly regarded by clients of his expertise in the technology sector.

Christine Sobhani

Partner
Christine Sobhani brings over 20 years of recruitment experience to August Leadership. She is a leader in the talent acquisition and talent management space with a focus in HR and leadership roles across industries.

Asad Haider

Founder and CEO
As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing Executive Leadership Search Firms.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

Michael Maeder

Managing Partner - Asia
Michael is Cofounder & Managing Partner of August Leadership in China and IOT ONE, a global IoT consulting practice.

Umran Beba

Partner
Umran Beba is an experienced senior business executive with general management, talent and diversity background.

Gavin O’Malley

Partner
Gavin has been working in executive search for the last 13 years, having previously spent 10 years in international and local marketing roles at Unilever.

Paul Chau

Partner
Paul Chau has over two decades of executive search experience, and is highly regarded by clients of his expertise in the technology sector.

Ami Bhatt Hardy

Partner
Ami has 30 years experience in search, handling assignments in a range of industries with a strong focus in the consumer goods, retail, sourcing and industrial sectors.

John L. Pothin

Partner
John has more than 30 years of experience across several industry sectors.

Christine Sobhani

Partner
Christine Sobhani brings over 20 years of recruitment experience to August Leadership. She is a leader in the talent acquisition and talent management space with a focus in HR and leadership roles across industries.

Eva Shaw

Partner
Eva has over 22 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

John Purkiss

Partner
John has over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He set up and ran the CFO Practice in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office, and was promoted to Partner. Since then he has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Carrie Magee

Partner
Carrie is an expert in organizational transformation.  She helps organizations undergoing rapid evolution optimize their talent equation and has deep practical experience in two specific areas:   Human Resources and Client Centricity/Customer Experience.

Henry J. Flores

Partner
Hank concentrates on assignments for senior leaders who drive growth, typically for companies seeking to improve strategic focus on their customers and consumers. 

Peter Bowstead

Partner
Peter has earned a reputation for executing particularly ‘difficult’ searches in both mature and frontier markets.

Shahed Quazi

Partner
Experienced with multi-country leadership role, leading one of the largest conglomerates in the country and in leading HR function of largest telco in Bangladesh.

Matiul I. Nowshad

Partner
Matiul Islam Nowshad is a seasoned management professional with over three decades of experience spanning three industrial segments- tea, textile and telecommunication.

Mrinalini Singh

Partner
Highly driven and a perfectionist by nature, Mrinalini is committed to her clients, candidates and colleagues.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Jane Feng

Regional Advisory Partner
Jane Feng is an Advisory Partner of August Leadership, based in Shanghai.

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner
Andrea B. Thomas is an advisory partner at August Leadership.

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