Our People

Umran Beba


New York City

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

Lukas Beech



Lukas Beech is one of the most influential search consultants in Asia, with about 20 years of deep expertise, especially in the Korean market.

Farah Haider

Chief Operating Officer

New York City/Karachi/Lahore

Farah is overseeing the global operations of August Leadership as its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. 

Leon Shivamber

Advisory Partner

Nashville/New York City

Leon Shivamber is an Advisory Partner at August Leadership, with a stellar record of building great teams and leading transformation across five continents.

Musharaf Hai

Advisory Partner


Musharaf’s career in consumer business spanned over 35 years. 

Thomas Fuller


New York

Thomas Fuller is a seasoned senior leadership advisor and executive search consultant who serves clients across the global Consumer sector.

Asad Haider

Founder & CEO

New York City

As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing executive leadership search firms.

Mary Macleod



As a trusted leadership advisor to boards, Mary chairs the Board & CEO Practice at August Leadership.

Mrinalini Singh



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

Michael Maeder



Michael has over 17 years’ experience in executive search.

Katarina Dempsey


New York/Cleveland

Katarina is an accomplished executive search professional and has 20-plus years of global experience in management consulting, recruiting, and executive search. 

Walter Lee



Walter has over 30 years of business leadership experience with several MNCs and boards in the Life-Sciences, and healthcare industry. 

Rick Helliwell

Advisory Partner


Rick has 25+ years of executive recruitment and HR experience in various business settings, including large firms, SMEs, startups, and professional services.

James Gathercole 


Shanghai/Melbourne/Hong Kong

James serves key clients in the industrial, consumer, technology and professional services sectors. He has a keen interest in innovative, technology-enabled industrial, consumer and healthcare businesses.

Anke Janssen



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.

Claire Lawson


London / Singapore

Claire has spent seventeen years in executive search and focuses on leadership positions in consumer, industrial and professional services.

Daanish Iqbal


Dubai/New Delhi

As a highly accomplished relationship builder with a track record of excellence, Daanish has played a pivotal role in placing over 120 CEO and C-level executives.

Faith Sharp

Associate Partner

Washington, DC

Faith’s 20 years of Defense and National Security background positions her distinctly as a trusted partner and strategic talent advisor for military, national security industries as well as government contracting companies across diverse competencies, including but not limited to finance, aerospace manufacturing, defense technology, artificial intelligence, and software engineering.  

Nathalie Spree



Nathalie brings 15 years of leadership recruiting expertise in MENA region across multiple sectors. 

Faiza Savul



Faiza brings 20+ years of global experience in finance, executive search, and consulting, and held senior HR leadership roles.

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