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

Alastair Paton


Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

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 12 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.

Louise Gatenby


Louise has 25 years of non-executive and executive search experience working with clients in the UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia supporting the appointment of diverse and purpose-led leaders into non-executive and senior leadership roles.

Claire Lawson


Claire has spent seventeen years in Executive Search and focuses on leadership positions in Consumer, Industrial and Professional Services.

José López


José entered the Search profession in 2004 after 10 years in strategy consulting and 2 years line experience in consumer goods. 

Musharaf Hai

Advisory Partner

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

Kevin Howard 


With exceptional depth of expertise in Global Energy and Consumer Products, Kevin delivers transformative leaders and talent that shape and drive the success of organizations in these spaces.

Waichiro Hayashi


As an experienced executive recruiter and senior executive for multinational corporations, Waichiro provides consultative support and expertise for firms who believe that leadership change and/or counseling will dramatically improve performance. He focuses on senior level assignments for multinational firms undertaking business in Japan and Asia-Pacific in the Industrial, Technology, Life Science and Professional Services.

Laura Raynak


Laura brings over 20 years of executive search experience in the life sciences and healthcare industries. Her clients range from well-funded start-ups to global Fortune 100 companies, in both product and services organizations

Janeen Kang


Janeen Kang brings 15 years of experience in the Retail industry across North America and Asia Pacific.

Paul Chau


Paul Chau has over two decades of executive search experience, and is highly regarded by clients of his expertise in the technology sector.

Jason Wagner


Jason is a seasoned talent advisor with a strong focus on Southeast Asia, specifically in sectors such as banking, private equity, asset management, insurance, professional services, as well as digital transformation, consumer, and hospitality.

Carilyn Quigley 


Carilyn built her early executive search career in developing markets where she gained invaluable skills, solving clients’ executive talent challenges.

Eva Shaw


Eva has over 23 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

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 good and media industries. In addition to executive search Arne leads a personnel diagnostics business called Scan Up AG.

Michael Maeder


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

Gavin Cheadle


Gavin is an experienced recruitment and Executive Search professional, based in Dubai focused on senior level, CXO and Board appointments across the Middle East region.

Ami Bhatt


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.

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 including but not limited to sports & entertainment, technology, not-for-profit, travel/tourism & hospitality, alternative energy and real estate. Functionally, Michelle’s 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, including CPG, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, and Travel & Hospitality. He also leads projects in the Private Equity, Life Science, and Technology sectors. With a career spanning over 25 years in executive search consulting, Mr. Fuller has successfully delivered hundreds of Board Director and C-suite leadership projects for Fortune 500 companies, Mid-cap firms, privately held enterprises, as well as private equity, pre-IPO, and venture-backed clients.

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