Gianluigi RUSSO

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Western Europe – Alexander Hughes

Gianluigi Russo is member of the Executive Board of Alexander Hughes International and he is currently managing the Western Europe region (France, Germany, Italy and UK). During the years he has conducted several key executive search assignments in different industries and sectors mainly at CEO and Board level and he is leading the Private Equity practice. Previously, in 1989 Gianluigi was one of the youngest executive directors of Fininvest Group and for several years he held different positions with ever larger responsibilities mainly at corporate level. In 1997, he became a shareholder and the Managing Director of Impresa & Sinergie, a consulting firm created within the Fininvest Group, with the primary focus to serve clients on Corporate Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Management Audit. Gianluigi joined the executive search industry definitively in 2005, when he was appointed as Senior Partner at an important international firm based in Milan. He studied philosophy and psychology at the universities of Milan and Madrid, has postgraduate degrees in business management and strategic advisory services; he speaks fluent Spanish, English and Italian.

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Founded in 1957, Alexander Hughes is an international Executive Search firm advising senior management on key talent acquisition supporting their firm’s success: Executive and non-executive Directors, senior managers and recognized experts. Alexander Hughes is one of the few independent European headquartered groups in Executive Search able to offer globally high level of quality and commitment to the most exacting clients. With 55 offices, Alexander Hughes, headquartered in Paris, has a fully owned worldwide coverage offering local expertise combined with global capabilities. The team includes 130 consultants operating in 11 practices, ranging from Financial Services and Technology to Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing or Consumer Markets. Managers by Alexander Hughes is the fully owned subsidiary specialized on the searches for key managers, specialists and high potential future leaders through the same quality search-only approach.