Practice

Energy & Natural Resources

In the global energy landscape, traditional centers of demand are being overtaken by fast-growing emerging markets.  The energy mix is shifting, driven by technological improvements and environmental concerns. More than ever, the industry needs to adapt to meet those changing needs.

The role of digital technologies for generating, handling, and communicating data has taken center stage in energy discussions. While the power industry doesn’t have a reputation for customer focus, as customer expectations rise, social connectivity spreads, and distributed generation gains steam, this must change. As the power industry evolves, utilities must see their professionals not as experts focused on technical excellence, but rather as ones who possess management, analytical, and commercial capabilities. An aging workforce and widening skill gaps in the utility sector have begun to threaten ongoing operations.

What we do

To expand, improve profitability, gain competitive advantage and maintain their commitment to high levels of environmental performance, energy companies will have to change their strategies and operational models. As they position for the future, they must confront issues of energy demand, penetration of renewable energies, commitment to CO2 emissions reduction, the costs of different types of fuel, and infrastructure costs of different energy sources.

Furthermore, customers can now select the alternative power providers of their choice, which makes it imperative for providers to stay at the top of their game. They need to cultivate and nurture teams that lead from the front and see the bigger picture, anticipating impending volatility. August Leadership believes in finding the right talent for industries grappling with external forces and seeking the right fit in uncertain conditions.

Our Expertise

• Oil & Gas
• Renewable Energy

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.

Eva Shaw

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

Peter Bowstead

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

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Claudia Seidner

Partner
Claudia Seidner has many years of experience recruiting for challenging leadership roles in large corporate groups and medium-sized companies. Her focus industries include transportation, tourism and logistics, IT and telecommunications, as well as pharmaceuticals, life science and renewable energies.

Carilyn Quigley

Partner
Carilyn has started and grown two executive search firms in her search career. These search firms focused in a range of different markets which is the reason that Carilyn now successfully executes senior appointments across a wide range of industries.

Mrinalini Singh

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

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.

Jane Feng

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

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.

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.

Eva Shaw

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

James Gathercole

Partner
James serves key clients in the technology and industrial sectors, including hardware (semiconductors, solar, and contract manufacturing), software (enterprise software, data analytics, social media technologies, mobile ecosystem, and payment technologies), digital media, and business services.

Carilyn Quigley

Partner
Carilyn has started and grown two executive search firms in her search career. These search firms focused in a range of different markets which is the reason that Carilyn now successfully executes senior appointments across a wide range of industries.

Claudia Seidner

Partner
Claudia Seidner has many years of experience recruiting for challenging leadership roles in large corporate groups and medium-sized companies. Her focus industries include transportation, tourism and logistics, IT and telecommunications, as well as pharmaceuticals, life science and renewable energies.

Kristina Kalkman

Associate Partner
Kristina’s consultative approach has proven highly effective at executing strategic talent initiatives and delivering outstanding, diverse talent. Her hands on, common sense approach is highly effective in matching appropriate talent to leadership positions for companies of all sizes - from Start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

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.

Peter Bowstead

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

Jane Feng

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

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