Barnaby Noble

Barnaby brings a multi-cultural background and multi-industry track record to find the most relevant solution.

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Barnaby Noble works with blue-chip companies and professional services firms across all industries on executive search. Based in Paris, Barnaby has an extensive background in consulting, strategy, private equity, and finance and specializes in the automotive, power generation equipment, and rail infrastructure sectors.

Barnaby joined Russell Reynolds Associates from another leading executive search firm where he served as a consultant for several years. Before that, he served as vice president of global PSA-GM Alliance and vice president of strategy and business development for PSA Peugeot Citroen. Earlier in his career, Barnaby held senior leadership roles with Alstom, Permira and Credit Suisse First Boston.

“If you frame the problem well, the solution is easy.”

Barnaby earned a B.A. in art history from Brown University and graduated with high honors. He received his MBA in international finance from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Barnaby grew up on both sides of the Atlantic and is a native speaker of both French and English and is conversant in German, Italian, and Spanish.
Barnaby has served on several boards, including France’s largest shipbuilding company. He also served on the executive board of the Aspen Institute France.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking Automotive Energy and Natural Resources Executive Search Human Resources Officers Industrial Operations and Supply Chain Officers Sustainability Officers

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