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 Expands in the U.S.

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has expanded with the addition of Belinda Burson as vice president of the professional services practice for the Americas. She will be based in Houston, TX. “We are pleased and excited to welcome Belinda into our MU team,” said Darcie Murray, SVP and head of the Americas for

Navigating the Road to Diversity

By now, we are all well aware of how diversity in the workplace can help our teams, companies, and society as a whole—not as an act of pinkwashing but actually as a sound and simple business approach to ensure that the people in company match those that you are looking to serve outside of your

The Importance of Culture on Today’s Businesses

Culture is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are likely

CEOs Anticipate a Possible Recession

As 2023 starts to take shape, corporate leaders are already braced for a recession. The only mystery is what final form the downturn will take: mild or deep — and will the U.S. weather the storm better than the rest of the world? Other economic and geostrategic subplots add uncertainty to the story: Will supply

Press Releases

MU Welcomes Belinda Burson to its US Team

MU, a global science-based leadership acquisition and advisory firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, announced that Belinda Burson has joined their U.S. team, based in Houston, as vice president of the professional services practice for the Americas. With 25 years of executive search experience, Belinda will help to build a high quality, profitable business for MU

We are pleased to welcome Thorsten Kocherscheidt to MU

Mercuri Urval Group is pleased to announce that Thorsten Kocherscheidt will be joining as Group Director to lead the Frankfurt Office Thorsten brings more than 30 years of experience in Financial Services in multiple c-suite positions and extensive experience in Executive Search in EMEA. He covers clients globally in the areas of Executive Search, Executive

MU Welcomes Lisa Brantley to its US Team

MU, a Global science-based Leadership Acquisition and Advisory firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is pleased to announce that Lisa Brantley has joined our U.S. team, based in Houston, as Head of Client Consulting & Executive Search. Mrs. Brantley has devoted her career to executive search, client relationship management, and business leadership. She has executed over

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