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 

Practice Team

Asad Haider

Founder & CEO

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

Mrinalini Singh


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

Chun Liew


Chun has more than 17 years executive search experience.

Gavin O' Malley


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.

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner

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

Claire Lawson


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

Musharaf Hai

Advisory Partner

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

Kevin Howard 


With exceptional expertise in global energy and consumer products, Kevin delivers transformative leaders and talent that shape and drive the success of organizations. 

Umran Beba


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

Arne Adrian


Arne specializes in top management positions in trade, FMCG, luxury goods and media industries. Arne also leads a personnel diagnostics business, Scan Up AG.

Michael Maeder


Michael has over 17 years’ experience in executive search.

Hank Flores


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

Michelle Partipilo


Her experience spans a range of industries and sectors. Michelle specializes in VP, C-suite, and Board-Level searches primarily.

Ken Greger


With an impressive depth of domestic and international experience, Ken is well-regarded as a thought leader and advisor to the travel and hospitality industry.

Thomas Fuller


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

Katarina Dempsey


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

Daanish Iqbal


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.

Markos Moya


Markos leads operations in Australia. With over 25 years of experience, Markos focuses on the Technology, Private Equity, and Retail industries.

Victoria Stead


Victoria has over 25 years of executive search and leadership development experience, building diverse teams.

Nathalie Spree


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

Arthur Aroney

Advisory Partner

Arthur is an accomplished senior leader in premium consumer goods, e-commerce and marketing. 

James Gathercole 


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.

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