Practice

Consumer

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 Marketi

Practice Team

Alastair Paton

Partner

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

Partner

As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing Executive Leadership Search Firms.

Michael Maeder

Partner

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

Umran Beba

Partner

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

Eva Shaw

Partner

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

John Purkiss

Partner

John has over 25 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.

Hank Flores

Partner

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

Mrinalini Singh

Partner

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

Arne Adrian

Partner

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.

Chun Liew

Advisory Partner

Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Ami Bhatt

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.

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.

Carilyn Quigley 

Partner

Carilyn has started and grown two executive search firms in her search career. These search firms focused in a range of different markets which is the reason that Carilyn now successfully executes senior appointments across a wide range of industries.

Gavin O' Malley

Partner

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.

Kristina Kalkman

Partner

Kristina’s consultative approach has proven highly effective at executing strategic talent initiatives and delivering outstanding, diverse talent.

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner

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

Jane Feng

Advisory Partner

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

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