Alpha Mengistu is a member of the firm’s Leadership & Succession team, based in Boston. She is a trusted client advisor, leveraging a deep global consulting, strategy and assessment background to deliver market-leading insights and team development initiatives. Alpha partners with clients across industries and geographies, with a particular specialization in private equity, to conduct comprehensive executive assessment, leadership development and succession planning.
Alpha joined Russell Reynolds Associates from a leading organizational consulting firm, where she was a Principal. In this role, she focused on consulting for US-based private equity firms on key hires for portfolio companies. Previously, Alpha was Director of Marketing for Ethiopia at Unilever, based in Addis Ababa. Earlier, she spent more than five years with Diageo in the UK and Ethiopia, working in strategy and general management. Alpha began her career with Katzenbach Partners (formerly part of McKinsey Change Center) in New York.
Alpha holds a BA in world history and African studies, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She speaks fluent English and Amharic.
Succession Planning, Executive Search, Assessment, Leadership Advisory Services