Established in 2006, AltoPartners is a leading international alliance of retained executive search and leadership consulting firms. We are not bound by global off-limits and our flexible, independent and locally-relevant approach to executive search makes us unique. Our proven search and assessment methodologies, industry expertise, existing network of professional contacts, and our impressive timelines provide our clients and candidates with the best results at every opportunity.

We believe that talent often comes in unexpected packages. Where other firms see race, gender, age, culture, personality types, personal values, experience and qualifications in isolated silos, we see a set of characteristics that set candidates apart and make them perfect in the right context. We don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion, we actively live it, embrace it and drive it forward in each and every search, positioning us as strategic advisors in the search for diverse and inclusive talent.

To find out more about our commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our profession, click here.

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Today’s ever-changing global economic landscape demands a change in the leadership dynamics of organizations. Businesses are recognizing that to remain successful, thought leaders, positive agitators, rousing innovators and divergent thinkers are needed.

Our strategic leadership offerings are designed to not only provide high quality executive transitions at individual and enterprise levels, but also to build the employer brand by encouraging better leadership decisions, which are pivotal to the growth of any business. We are trusted advisors who understand specific business needs, and offer professional, candid, and discreet advice. AltoPartners is committed to the highest levels of ethics and integrity in all our engagements.

We combine our consulting expertise, business experience, and proprietary tools to help our clients with:

  • Board Effectiveness Assessments
  • Compensation Surveys
  • Human Resource Due Diligence
  • Interim Management
  • Leadership and High Potential Assessments
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership Onboarding
  • Organisational Development
  • Succession Planning



Our global alliance and local presence provide innovative solutions for the top talent needs of today’s complex world.

Spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, each member firm in the AltoPartners alliance offers expert local knowledge and has the ability to provide access and insights to high quality leadership candidates in all of the major economies. Each member firm is owned and operated by its Partners, operating under their local brand, so that clients and candidates benefit from the brand reputation and profile in their own markets. We live where we work. We understand the quirks, habits and nuances of the regions and countries that we serve.

We are committed to delivering an outstanding client experience. It is vital that our member partners are like-minded in their approach to doing business, and share our values of transparency, flexibility, innovation, entrepreneurship, open communication, trust and mutual respect. Our collaboration across geographical borders, industries, and functions ensures that our knowledge and understanding of specific local requirements is always up to date.

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Nuanced solutions powered by purpose and insight

With over 300 global Partners and Consultants, supported by excellent primary research capabilities, AltoPartners has expertise in many functional areas and industry sectors, delivering assignments with true local market insights, knowledge and experience. We are committed to the highest standards of operational excellence delivered by senior Partners and Consultants in each country. While we operate in Practice Groups, our flexible business approach means we are adept at identifying and engaging candidates in other sectors and industries. This delivers top talent that adds value and experience to existing teams.

Our executive search practice focuses on senior executive, board and C-level searches, in the following functions:

  • Board
  • CEO, Leadership & General Management
  • Corporate & Commercial Management
  • Corporate Affairs & Communications
  • Data, Digital & Analytics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • Information Management & Technology
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Marketing
  • Operations, Production & Engineering
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Specialist (industry specific)
  • Supply Chain & Procurement

Our partners and consultants are linked to one or more global practice group, enhancing collaboration and shared expertise within the alliance. If your business requirement falls in a different industry or geographical location, we know exactly which of our colleagues are best placed to offer quick and reliable support, creating global leverage and yielding the best results for your business.


The Director’s Dilemma – March 2024 Edition
01 March | insight

Produced by Julie Garland-McLellan, Consultant at AltoPartners Australia and non-executive director and board consultant based in Sydney, Australia. Contribution by Plácido Fajardo, is the...

Governance is crucial for family-owned businesses in rapidly changing environments : Extracts from Sorin Popa’s Interview
29 February | insight

Corporate governance. That’s the key to succession planning in family-owned businesses in Romania, according to Sorin Popa, Managing Partner Accord Group Resurse Umane / AltoPartners Romania. Popa,...

The Company We Keep : Regina Graf
28 February | insight

Regina Graf, Managing Partner and Owner, MPB Recruitment Group AG / AltoPartners Switzerland. WHERE WERE YOU BORN, AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW? I was born in Gidrostroitel near Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan....

Ask Alto: Trends transforming workplaces in 2024: how ready are you?
27 February | insight

“Sometimes it feels like we’re being punished for the freedom we had during the pandemic like our company wants to exert control pointedly. I feel they don’t trust me and that I’m being treated...

Fredrik Hillelson Awarded the 8th size in the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim for outstanding social contributions by H.M. The King of Sweden
23 February | news

Congratulations to Fredrik Hillelson, Founder of Novare Group, co-founder of Beredskapslyftet and AltoPartners Global Operating Committee member, on being awarded the 8th size in the ribbon of the...

Succession planning in family-owned business takes trust and time : Extracts from Corinne Klajda’s Interview
22 February | insight

Trust is the key factor in a successful leadership transition, says Corinne Klajda, Managing Partner Accord Polska / AltoPartners Poland. When the economy opened up after the fall of the Iron...