Frequently Works With
Carl Azar is a core member of the firm’s Industrial and Energy and Natural Resources Practices, with a particular focus on the automotive, chemical and process industries, as well as the services & infrastructure spaces. He is also member of the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners at the European level, focusing on family-owned businesses across sectors. With a multicultural background, Carl leads executive searches, management audits and succession planning projects for multinationals, as well as mid-size family or private-equity-owned companies. He is based in Paris.
Carl re-joined Russell Reynolds Associates after nine years with another international management consulting and executive search firm, where he led their French division and coordinated international executive search operations. Prior to this, Carl was with RRA for eleven years, most recently leading the Infrastructure Practice in EMEA after previously leading the Chemicals, Materials and Processing Practice. Carl started his career at Michelin, where he spent a decade, as Sales Director, Europe, for the commercial vehicles product line. Previously, he held various sales, engineering and production positions in Europe and Japan.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Carl received his degree in engineering from École Polytechnique and École Supérieure des Mines de Paris and his MBA from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). He is fluent in English, French, German, Arabic and Japanese.