About Us

Leadership. Impact.
Founded in 1957, Alexander Hughes is an international Executive Search firm advising senior management on key talent acquisition supporting their firm’s success: Executive and non-executive Directors, senior managers and recognized experts.

Alexander Hughes is one of the few independent European headquartered groups in Executive Search able to offer globally high level of quality and commitment to the most exacting clients.

With more than 50 offices, Alexander Hughes, headquartered in Paris, has a fully owned worldwide coverage offering local expertise combined with global capabilities. The team includes 130 consultants operating in 11 practices, from Financial Services and Technology to Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing or Consumer Markets.

Managers by Alexander Hughes is the fully owned subsidiary specialized on the searches for key managers, specialists and high potential future leaders through the same quality search-only approach.

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Alexander Hughes is one of the few independent European headquartered groups in Executive Search able to offer globally high level of quality and commitment to the most exacting clients.

With 54 offices, Alexander Hughes, headquartered in Paris, has a fully owned worldwide coverage offering local expertise combined with global capabilities. The team includes 130 consultants operating in 10 Sectors of Excellence, ranging from Financial Services and Technology to Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing or Consumer Markets.

Solutions And Expertise

With 54 offices, Alexander Hughes, headquartered in Paris, has a fully owned worldwide coverage offering local expertise combined with global capabilities.

The team includes 130 consultants operating in 10 Sectors of Excellence, ranging from Financial Services and Technology to Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing or Consumer Markets.

Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Asset Management
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
Functions
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

Why Organizations are Hiring for Skills Over Experience

COVID-19 has forced companies to rapidly adapt to changing talent needs. More than 70 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment insurance from March through December last year. Now, more organizations are converting what were furloughs early in the pandemic to permanent job losses, according to a new report by McKinsey & Company. “While many companies

Alexander Hughes Appoints Managing Partner

Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has appointed Jean-Charles Nantier as manager partner of Managers by Alexander Hughes, which is dedicated to supporting companies and organizations in their recruitment of experienced executives, managers, experts, for succession-plan programs and the discovery of high potential profiles. “I’m delighted to welcome Jean-Charles Nantier as new managing partner of Managers by Alexander

Alexander Hughes Expands in London

Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has expanded with the addition of Joanne Macris as a new managing partner in its London office. “Alexander Hughes’ U.K. and Ireland office is a crucial part of the Alexander Hughes group with regards to the customized services we offer to our clients in executive search, specialized skills and talent to deal

6 Proven Ways to Select the Right Search Firm to Win Top Talent

 The right candidate can have a measurable impact on your bottom line. So how can you ensure that you are identifying, interviewing and selecting the absolute best candidates? The goal is to identify a search firm that focuses on being your recruiting partner rather than just fitting you into their process, according to a new

Press Releases

Alexander Hughes Global Governance Review 2020

(June 15, 2020) The newest edition of the Alexander Hughes Global Review is out. Conducted annually, the study explores the structure of boards of directors and executive management teams of 1,500 largest companies across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. To view the Global Review, visit the Alexander Hughes website at

Alexander Hughes Expands its Operations in Greater China

PARIS, France, October 30, 2017 – Alexander Hughes – the global Executive Search firm headquartered in Paris celebrating its 60 years’ anniversary this year, expands its organization in Greater China. While Alexander Hughes has been operating in Greater China – Shanghai, Taipei and Hongkong – since 2011, today, the firm strengthens its commitment to the Chinese

Alexander Hughes Strengthens its Organization in the Nordics

PARIS, FRANCE, September 1, 2017 – Alexander Hughes – the global Executive Search firm headquartered in Paris celebrating its 60 years’ anniversary this year, strengthens its organization in the Nordics. Alexander Hughes established its first Nordic office in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007 followed by offices in Helsinki, Finland and in Copenhagen, Denmark. Throughout the years, Alexander Hughes

Alexander Hughes International to Deploy FileFinder Anywhere

PARIS, France, July 27, 2016 — Alexander Hughes International to deploy FileFinder Anywhere across its 55 offices globally. Dillistone Systems, the leading global provider of technology to executive search firms and strategic recruiting teams, is pleased to announce that it has secured an order for its FileFinder Anywhere product with the Paris headquartered global executive search firm

Alexander Hughes Opens Office in Iran

PARIS, France, July 5, 2016 — Alexander Hughes, a leading global executive search firm, and IranianOffice, leader of business intelligence and corporate services in Iran, announce the launch of the activity of Alexander Hughes – IranianOffice, a joint venture based in Tehran, Iran. This is the first western executive search company returning to Iran since 1979. Shayan