Dr. Pascal Bécotte leads the firm’s Canadian operations and co-leads the firm’s global Corporate Officers group, which includes the Finance, Human Resources, Operations & Supply Chain, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Corporate Affairs Practices. Pascal is also a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee, as well as a member of the Healthcare and Industrial teams, where he advises clients across the globe on their overall talent strategy, particularly with respect to leadership assessment, succession planning and the recruitment of directors, CEOs and other senior executives. He splits his time between the Toronto and New York offices.
Pascal has more than 18 years of executive search experience, most recently with another leading global firm, where he was Managing Partner for the Montreal office. Immediately prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Pascal worked for Target Canada, where he was Group Vice President for Stores and an Officer. Earlier in his career, he was President of a boutique recruiting and consulting firm that specialized in sales and marketing. Pascal began his career as National Sales Manager for a sportswear manufacturing company.
Education & Affiliations
Pascal received his Bachelor of Engineering Physics degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and was trained as an aerospace engineer with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He also earned his Master's and Doctorate degrees in business administration from Athabasca University in Canada, where he focused his research and dissertation on CEO succession. Pascal speaks fluent French and English.
Healthcare, Industrial, Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Goods, Industrial Services, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Operations & Supply Chain Officers, Executive Search, Assessment, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning