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 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.

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

Alexander Hughes Names President of Recruiting Subsidiary

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Didier Simon de Bessac was recently named president of Managers by Alexander Hughes,

Help Wanted! Companies Stepping Up Summer Hiring Plans

The summer job market is upon us and there’s good news: Companies are stepping up their seasonal hiring. Forty-one percent of employers plan to hire workers for the summer while a vast majority (88 percent) expect to transition some summer hires into permanent roles, according to a new report by CareerBuilder. Employers said they are

Alexander Hughes Names New Leaders in Nordic and Greater China Regions
Alexander Hughes Evan Tolstoj Hansen head Nordic region Nicolas Musy managing partner Greater China

Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region and Nicolas Musy as managing partner for Greater China. With the strong and still growing economy in Northern Europe and in particular in the Nordic countries, the demand for top-level talent acquisition is strong and growing. To meet these

Alexander Hughes Opens In Iran

Iran’s economy is a mixture of central planning, state ownership of oil, village agriculture, and small-scale private trading and service ventures. So it seems like an unusual outpost for a recruiter. But Alexander Hughes’ Iranian office has now officially opened for business. Shayan Shadfar and Christophe Laurent-Atthalin are managing the new operation. CEO Julien Rozet, Mr. Shadfar

Press Releases

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

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