Practice

Industrial

The industrial sector contributes $23.518 trillion to the global economy, accounting for more than22 percent of the world employment. This sector has grown tremendously, with companies adopting a more inward-looking approach and recognizing that the customers are increasingly expecting more reliable, transparent, and efficient B2B relationships.

Middle class spending is expected to increase to up to $64 trillion by 2030, accounting for a third of GDP growth3. This is mainly driven by the growing consuming classes in emerging economies. As innovations spark additional demand, global manufacturers will have substantial new opportunities—but in a much more uncertain environment. Therefore, to prevent extinction, industrial companies are expected to transform according to the evolving ecosystems, business models, technology, customer expectations, and workforce.

What we do

Industry leaders see innovation as the key to a future reliant on talent, skill, relationships, and intelligent deals. Thus, the human factor is working in concert with technology to create opportunities, not remove jobs. Global leaders agree that innovation and human capital are the two areas they must strengthen to capitalize on new opportunities. The biggest recruiting challenge for CEOs is attracting people talented in creativity, innovation, leadership, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and adaptability.

Aggressive and deliberate investments, while imperative, are not enough. The next wave of leaders in the industrial sector will build ecosystems that deliver on the promise of analytics and connectivity to maximize efficiency for themselves and their customers. They will get closer to their customers’ needs, creating suites of services and creating new partnerships outside their core specialty areas. They can succeed if they move forward in smart, deliberate strides. At August Leadership, we work with our clients to identify and develop the leaders who can make this a reality.

Our Expertise

• Manufacturing
• Construction

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.

Kimberly Bishop

Chairman Advisory Board and Managing Partner
Kim is an experienced C-suite executive and expert advisor with over 25 years of business leadership experience.

Michael Maeder

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

Anke Janssen

Partner
Anke has a long-standing career in executive search and has conducted Board level and senior executive mandates across a range of geographies and industry sectors.

Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice
Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership.

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.

David Barnette

Partner
With 15 years of experience as a senior leader in sales, marketing and operations, David brings a wealth of industry experience to August Leadership and specializes in the following areas: Digital Transformation, Go-To Market Strategy, Product and Channel Development,  Sales & Marketing Leadership, and Technology Leadership.  

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.

Caroline “Carrie” Magee

Partner
Carrie is an expert in organizational transformation. 

Lisa Tromba

Partner
Lisa is a well-experienced Executive Search, Leadership Assessment and Advisor delivering diverse leadership solutions across Consumer, Food & Beverage and Industrial markets globally. Her work spans functions and leadership levels through to C-Level.

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.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

David Florence

Partner
David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

Mrinalini Singh

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

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.

Kimberly Bishop

Chairman Advisory Board and Managing Partner
Kim is an experienced C-suite executive and expert advisor with over 25 years of business leadership experience.

Michael Maeder

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

Anke Janssen

Partner
Anke has a long-standing career in executive search and has conducted Board level and senior executive mandates across a range of geographies and industry sectors.

Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice
Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership.

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.

David Barnette

Partner
With 15 years of experience as a senior leader in sales, marketing and operations, David brings a wealth of industry experience to August Leadership and specializes in the following areas: Digital Transformation, Go-To Market Strategy, Product and Channel Development,  Sales & Marketing Leadership, and Technology Leadership.  

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.

Caroline “Carrie” Magee

Partner
Carrie is an expert in organizational transformation. 

Lisa Tromba

Partner
Lisa is a well-experienced Executive Search, Leadership Assessment and Advisor delivering diverse leadership solutions across Consumer, Food & Beverage and Industrial markets globally. Her work spans functions and leadership levels through to C-Level.

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.

David Florence

Partner
David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

Jane Feng

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

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