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.

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.

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.

Mrinalini Singh

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

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.

John Durkey

Partner
John possesses over 20 years of experience in the retained search industry and has executed assignments across all functional disciplines in the Life Sciences & Health, Manufacturing and Technology 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Durkey

Partner
John possesses over 20 years of experience in the retained search industry and has executed assignments across all functional disciplines in the Life Sciences & Health, Manufacturing and Technology sectors

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.

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