About Us

Signium is a global executive search and leadership consulting firm, helping clients around the world make the right decisions at moments of strategic importance.

Celebrating 70 years of experience, we are experts in helping clients recruit, develop and retain the best leadership teams. This means we don’t just find talent – we advise senior business leaders on developing their skills, their people and their organizations.

Our clients operate all around the world, and so do we. With offices in 30 countries, we combine global reach with deep local knowledge to exceed our clients’ needs – whenever, wherever, whatever. During periods of significant change, we give our clients the edge when shaping their futures.

Find out more about how we can help your organization to succeed.


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As former business leaders, our more than 150 consultants have firsthand experience with the pressures you face.

For more information about Signium’s consultants visit: https://www.signium.com/consultants

Solutions And Expertise

  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Growing and Developing Next Generation Leaders

Today’s members of the C-suite have a special responsibility to help mold the leaders of the future. In a new report, Signium’s Matthew Dallisson looked into what attributes are needed in next generation leaders, and how to develop them. “Clients engage Signium to enhance the NextGen leadership in their own organizations by identifying a pipeline of

Signium Adds Former HR Executive in Dublin, Ireland

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Executive search consortium Signium recently appointed former HR executive Jim O’Brien as consulting partner in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. O’Brien is an accomplished HR veteran with 25 years of experience. He joins Signium from Aramark, where he was

Signium Names Co-Leaders of Global Technology Practice

Executive search consortium Signium appointed Stéphanie Engels and Alexander de Freitas as new co-leaders of the global technology practice. Based in Zurich, Ms. Engels has developed new business models and coached intrapreneurs as well as partner start-ups. As a partner at Signium, she is experienced in defining new business models with different types of partners (big companies, SMEs and start-ups)

Signium Elects New Board

Executive search consortium Signium today will announce the election of its new board of directors: Annelize van Rensburg, director of executive search in Johannesburg, South Africa will be elected chair, and Piotr Pilecki, managing partner in Wroclaw, Poland will be elected as vice chair. Signium also will add Felipa Xara-Brasil, senior partner in Lisbon, Portugal; Aleksander Montalbetti,

Press Releases

Next generation leadership: growing and developing leaders of the future

(November 01, 2022): With more than 20 years’ experience advising organisations who seek exceptional talent to lead them with vision and innovation, Signium Partner and Global Head of Consumer Practice, Matthew Dallisson probes the business critical topic of what attributes are needed in Next Generation Leaders, and how to develop them. As the current captains of industry, today’s

How do you actually balance the expectations of leadership?

(October 14, 2022): When Martin Peterson joined Signium in 2014, he had already worked extensively in management, assessment and recruitment. Today, he is a partner at Signium and one of several consultants in the Gothenburg team – where he specialises in assignments in manufacturing, energy and process industries, as well as the construction and real

Markus Heimbrodt and Horst Geiger move from taskforce to Signium Germany

(October  01, 2022): How do companies remain flexible and agile, even and especially in economically turbulent times like these? To overcome such difficult challenges, companies are increasing turning to interim managers. The personnel consultancy Signium Deutschland is expanding its service portfolio to support its client companies in bridging short-term staff shortages or for specific project

Executive Search Firm Signium Strengthens Its Leadership Team

In response to strong growth in the senior executive recruitment market, leading Executive Search firm, Signium Ireland (www.signium.ie) has announced the appointment of Jim O’Brien as Consulting Partner. Jim joins Signium from Aramark, where he was HR Director for Aramark’s operations (16,000 employees) across Northern Europe. Jim is an accomplished HR leader with 25 years

Signium Announces Stéphanie Engels and Alexander de Freitas as Co-leaders of Technology Practice Group

(June 14, 2021) Signium, one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership consulting partnerships, announces the appointment of Stéphanie Engels and Alexander de Freitas as new co-leaders of the Global Technology Practice. As a partner at Signum Switzerland, Stéphanie supports companies in finding and hiring the right leaders for the future. She holds a



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