About Us

Mercuri Urval is a leading global Executive Search, Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory firm operating in over 70 countries every year.

Our industry was formed to help clients with a timeless problem: Employing the right people. In the beginning, we discovered that it was possible to employ more effectively than the norm – using unique and pioneering methods that provided for more open, valid and reliable selection. From the 1960s to today, we know that future success at work, that could not be directly observed, could still be reliably predicted.

Today rapid change, increased expectations and scarcity of talent make this problem more challenging than ever to solve. Especially at leadership level where the impact of getting decisions right or wrong is the largest. An evidence-based method is required. From a diverse pool, more than 90%* of leaders selected using the Mercuri Urval method succeed at work.

Mercuri Urval solves the client’s problem in a more thorough and evidence-based way, through a quality-assured consulting project.

About Mercuri Urval
The only global Executive Search and Leadership Advisory firm based in the Nordics:

  • Founded 1967, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 3,000 clients served each year; leading global corporation and public sector institutions to SMEs, digital start-ups and local government
  • Expert teams worldwide, performing assignments for clients in more than 60 countries each year
  • Operating in all major markets; working without boundaries in person and online, worldwide.

A true pioneer in leader employment, development, and business advisory

  • Science-based Executive Search and Strategic Recruitment
  • Science-based Leadership Advisory Solutions in leadership and organisational development
  • Pioneering leadership selection and development capability with unrivalled accuracy and independently verified quality standards (ISO 10667-2)

Foundation owned Partnership “Stiftelsen Mercuri Urval

  • Mandate to ensure the company remains independent and strong
  • Appoints Partners
  • Chaired by a board of well-known and respected leaders

Achievements

Our People

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Mercuri Urval serves more than 3000 clients in over 60 countries worldwide, cutting across all sectors and sizes. What is connecting them? They all seek improved results through people. Regardless of whether the client is large and global or small and local, Mercuri Urval´s combination of global reach, local presence and extensive experience makes us a strong partner.

Visit https://mercuriurval.com/global/contact/our-people/ to find a consultant close to you!

Who should be your new Executive?

These are the kind of decisions our consultants live for, and with our proven methods at hand, we are confident in making the right choice for you. Our experts will work discretely, systematically and diligently to exceed your expectations. Our experience in successfully delivering more than 2000 executive and top management search assignments a year mean we know how to get it right. So from your next CEO, to a key executive in your team, we will find the leaders that will take you into the future. We exist to make sure organisations always have the right people capabilities in place so they deliver the best possible results

Solutions And Expertise

Since 1967, our mission has been to help leaders become more successful and deliver the best possible results for their organisation. The core of Mercuri Urval is still our advisory capacity and our unique competence in finding, selecting and developing the right professionals and executives that fulfill our clients’ needs.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Outplacement
Industries
Functions
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Mercuri Urval Creates Advanced Air Mobility Competence Center

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has launched its advanced air mobility competence center, which designed to address the leadership need in this emerging industry sector. Consultant Julia Reichel and partner Florian Erhorn have both specialized in electrification, aerospace and aviation industry for many years and are familiar with the opportunities and needs for this sector. They

Mercuri Urval Appoints Global Practice Head for Newly Formed ESG Practice

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has named Peter Torjussen as global practice head for its new ESG practice. “MU has a clear strategy that aims to constantly strengthen our position in the leadership segment, international business, and industry expertise,” the firm said. “Our plan is to grow all these areas with care and continue to

Mercuri Urval Appoints Global Practice Head of Financial Services Practice

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has named Thorsten Kocherscheidt as global practice head of its financial services practice. “MU has a clear strategy that aims to constantly strengthen our position in the leadership segment, international business, and industry expertise,” the search firm said. “Our plan is to grow all these areas with care and continue to

Mercuri Urval Launches Board and CEO Practice

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has launched a new board and CEO practice. “MU board and CEO practice is our response to the increasing demand for our services in the realm of board and CEO recruitment and advice,” said Christian Schaffenberger and Mieke Weijenberg, global board and CEO practice leads and partners at MU. “MU provides a reliable alternative

Press Releases

MU has been recognised as one of Sweden’s Best Managed Companies for the 3rd consecutive year

Best Managed Companies is a quality award given to private Swedish companies based on criteria that assess strategic direction, operational capacity, corporate culture, and financial development. The program was founded by Deloitte in Canada in 1993 and has since been established in over 20 countries worldwide. Sweden’s Best Managed Companies was launched in 2018 by

MU is soaring to new altitudes with the launch of its Advanced Air Mobility Competence Centre

MU is delighted to announce the launch of the Advanced Air Mobility Competence Centre, addressing a critical leadership need in this emerging industry sector. Julia Reichel, Consultant MU, and Florian Erhorn, Partner MU, have both specialised in electrification, aerospace and aviation industry for many years and are well familiar with the opportunities and needs to

Peter Torjussen has been appointed Global Practice Head of MU’s ESG practice

MU has a clear strategy that aims to constantly strengthen our position in the leadership segment, international business, and industry expertise. Our plan is to grow all these areas with care and continue to strengthen our work for our clients. Hence, MU are delighted to announce that  Peter Torjussen, Partner, has been appointed Global Practice Head for

Nicklas Jungander appointed Global Practice Head of MU’s Manufacturing practice

MU’s Practice model ensures Reliable Leadership Advice™ tailored to each organisation and industry. By bringing together expert consultants facing similar challenges, we leverage collective expertise to address diverse client needs effectively. This collaborative approach transcends geographical borders, enabling seamless collaboration to serve our clients across the globe. Our company’s largest industry practice is manufacturing, a

MU announce 2023 results and key milestones

2023 was a solid operational year and another year in which we further fortified our foundation for the future. MU demonstrated our strength and sustained development despite continued financial turbulence and uncertainty in the world. We continued to enhance our organisation and rolled out enhanced client offerings, guaranteeing clients access to the leadership development they