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Matti Takala is a member of the firm’s Board and CEO Advisory Partners group, as well as its global Industrial Practice. Currently focusing on Board and C-level assignments, Matti has been in executive search in various functions for nearly 15 years in both Europe and North America and across various sectors, functions and companies from start-ups to listed companies. Recent work has included Board Member, CEO and C-level searches for several OMX Nordic large-cap, mid-cap, family-owned and PE-owned companies. He is based in Helsinki.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds in 2013, Matti worked for seven years with another executive search firm in several international roles, including Global Knowledge Manager for Machinery Segment and IT Officer Practice Knowledge Specialist for Europe, working on international assignments based out of Helsinki and Calgary. Prior to this, Matti worked at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
Matti holds a BA in musicology from the University of Helsinki and an MA in history, and he also studied at the University of Poitiers in France. He speaks Finnish, English, Swedish and French.