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 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

6 Proven Ways to Select the Right Search Firm to Win Top Talent

 The right candidate can have a measurable impact on your bottom line. So how can you ensure that you are identifying, interviewing and selecting the absolute best candidates? The goal is to identify a search firm that focuses on being your recruiting partner rather than just fitting you into their process, according to a new

Press Releases

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

Mercuri Urval is Now Officially the Largest Executive Search Firm Operating in Finland

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, November 24, 2017 – Mercuri Urval is now officially the largest Executive Search firm operating in Finland. Thank you to all our clients, candidates and colleagues in Finland. Extraordinary results is all about people! Suorahakuyritykset Suomessa presents a comprehensive table of direct search companies on their website. Duunitori.fi, one of the largest recruitment portals in Finland, have collected

Mercuri Urval Received Highest Ranking Among the Top 250 Recruitment Firms in France

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, November 21, 2017 – The French newspaper “Les Echos” has conducted a ranking of the top 250 recruitment firms among the 3,500 that exist in France. We are proud to say that Mercuri Urval in France is rated 5 stars, for providing excellence in Executive Search services. For the first time, “Les Echos” and Statista

Mercuri Urval in Belgium Awarded Best Executive Search & Advisory Services Company 2017

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, November 17, 2017 – Mercuri Urval in Belgium won the HR Excellence Awards 2017 in the category Best Executive Search and Advisory Services Company. For eight years, this prestigious initiative has been designed – in a structured, independent and fully objective way – to trace and reward HR service companies for their innovation, their realizations and added