Mats-Ola Bydell

Head, Industrial Practice, Atlanta

Mats-Ola Bydell is a Partner and head of Odgers Berndtson’s Industrial Practice. With more than twenty years of executive search and talent management experience, Mats-Ola focuses on recruiting global business leadership at the board and executive levels, working with both large- and mid-cap companies including private, listed, and PE-owned.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mats-Ola spent ten years with a large global executive search and talent advisory firm, where he was Senior Client Partner in the Global Industrial Practice. He was leading the Swedish operation before transferring to Atlanta in 2012. Earlier in his career, Mats-Ola spent 14 years at a global recruitment and assessment firm, where he was EVP, International Business and Operating President of the firm’s consulting group. Additionally, he was responsible for establishing business in China and India and served on the boards for the company’s offices in China, India, Belgium, and Germany.

Mats-Ola earned a degree in economic history from Uppsala Universitet/Örebro Historical Institution, as well as a degree in teaching from Luleå University in Sweden. He is “fluent” in Swedish, English, and the Scandinavian languages.