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


Our People


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.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Outplacement
  • 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 Names Cybersecurity Practice Leader in Americas Region

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has added Stephen Spagnuolo to build and lead its cybersecurity Americas practice. “Information and cybersecurity is a priority for CEOs and boards, and it’s fair to say will remain so for many years to come. We are delighted to welcome Stephen to further strengthen our advisory expertise in this essential

Mercuri Urval Appoints Leader of Americas Business

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has named Darcie Murray as new head of the Americas business. “We are delighted to have such a globally exposed and senior executive like Darcie lead our U.S. team,” said Richard Moore, CEO of Mercuri Urval. “Her experience building and running client-centric teams across geographies in executive search and leadership

Mercuri Urval Group Appoints Sector Leader

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has appointed Sanna-Mari Muukka, a former consultant with Russell Reynolds Associates, as a director, based in Helsinki.  Ms. Muukka has more than 20 years of executive search, talent acquisition, and leadership experience across industries, with an emphasis on the service, retail, technology, and energy sectors. At Russell

Mercuri Urval Names CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Mercuri Urval, a global Swedish executive search, professional recruitment and talent advisory organization founded in 1967, has appointed Richard Moore as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Moore joined Mercuri

Press Releases

Mercuri Urval Announces that Sanna-Mari Muukka has Joined the firm as a Director

(March 4, 2022) Mercuri Urval announces that Sanna-Mari Muukka has joined the firm as a Director after couple of years in another global executive search firm where she was part of the Nordic practice working with C-suite searches in European context. Sanna-Mari has more than 20 years of executive search, talent acquisition and leadership experience

Mercuri Urval Welcomes Suhail Kazmi

(Feb. 2, 2022) Mercuri Urval Group is pleased to announce that Suhail Kazmi has joined the India/ APAC team as Director and Team Leader Executive Search India and Sector Lead for MU Global Financial Markets APAC. Suhail brings more than seven years of Executive Search experience and overall, three decades of corporate experience across Leadership

Mercuri Urval’s Wout Van Impe Has Been Named Team Director in Brussels

(Jan. 18, 2022) We are pleased to share that Wout Van Impe has been named Team Director for our office in Brussels. Mercuri Urval has a clear strategy that aims to constantly strengthen our position in the leadership segment and in international business. Our plan is to grow with care and continue to strengthen our

Mercuri Urval appoint 18 new Partners

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Earlier this year Mercuri Urval reached a new stage in their history as the company appointed their first 30 shareholding Partners. 18 further new Partners have now been announced by the company. The 18 newly appointed equity Partners represent eight nationalities from Mercuri Urval’s global organization. The appointments took place on December 18th 2018 at

Mercuri Urval received highest rating among Executive Search firms in Switzerland

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, March 9, 2018 – The Swiss economy newspaper “Handelszeitung” has published a list of Executive Search companies based on answers given by over 3400 HR managers, external HR Consultancies and candidates – “The best HR Consultancies special presented by Handelszeitung” on March 1st 2018. We are proud to say that Mercuri Urval in Switzerland is