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 Acquires Delta Management Consultants

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has acquired German executive search firm Delta Management Consultants GmbH. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are pleased to be acquiring such a longstanding firm with such exceptional colleagues,” said Richard Moore, CEO. “Together we will create even further value for both our clients. Today clients need effective,

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

Press Releases

MU Group is pleased to announce that Roger Muys have joined our company

By Sofia Hjort Lönegård Andreas Frische November, 23rd MU Group announced that Roger Muys have joined the company as team director for their operations in the Netherlands. Roger Muys has extensive experience in the field of leadership recruitment and HR, and has held various leadership positions in prominent organisations. Before joining MU, he served as

MU is the best-known Executive Search company in Finland

By Sofia Hjort Lönegård Esko Oja Stockholm, November 21st MU is the best-known Executive Search company in Finland, according to a recent study MU has been named the best-known Executive Search company in Finland, and this is just the latest of external recognitions MU has received in the last years: MU named #1 ‘top-of-mind’ ES firm,

MU Introduces a Reliable Alternative for Board and CEO Acquisition and Development

By Sofia Hjort Lönegård Stockholm, October 6th The effectiveness of Boards and CEOs is crucial to an organisation’s success, both in the short term and the long term. Recognising this, MU is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative Board & CEO Practice, dedicated to challenging the conventional landscape of leadership acquisition and development. “MU

MU Expands Global Expertise with Accomplished Executive Search Consultants in Frankfurt

Stockholm, Sweden – September 1st, 2023 – Mercuri Urval (MU), a global science-based leadership acquisition and advisory firm headquartered in Stockholm, announced the addition of three highly accomplished senior consultants to its Frankfurt team. The new additions to the MU team include Maria Howland, Martin Bartetzko, and Alex Weishaupt. These strategic hires, specializing in the

Mercuri Urval (MU) acquires Delta Management Consultants

Mercuri Urval (MU), a leading global Leadership Acquisition and Advisory firm acquires Delta Management Consultants GmbH, one of the largest owner-managed Executive Search firms in Germany. Founded in 1983, Delta Management Consultants has for over 30 years assisted clients in areas such as Executive Search, Leadership Advisory, management consulting and more. MU was founded in