Folke Friis-Frederiksen is a core member of the firm’s Financial Services Sector. Leveraging more than 25 years of experience in the sector, he is a trusted client advisor, providing deep market insights across the banking, insurance, asset management and pension industries. Folke partners with both regional and international clients to recruit, assess and develop top general management and functional leaders. He also has experience recruiting CFOs across various sectors, as well as working with private equity companies. Folke is based in Copenhagen.
Folke joined Russell Reynolds Associates from a leading global executive search firm, where he was a Senior Client Partner in the Financial Services, CFO & Financial Officers and Private Equity sectors. Over the course of four years, he built the firm’s Financial Services business in Denmark and advised banking, insurance, asset management and pension clients. Previously, Folke was with another executive search firm, where he was a Partner in the Financial Services group. He began his career in the financial services market in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and a number of Nordic firms.
Education & Affiliations
Folke holds an MSc in economics from Copenhagen University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He speaks Danish, English, Norwegian and Swedish.