Nicholas Engellau

Nicholas helps his clients within Consumer, Fashion, Retail and Healthcare to reach their next level, by improving how they are led.

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Nicholas specializes in identifying, assessing, and recruiting senior executives across industries and functions. Based in Stockholm, he has extensive experience working with listed companies, private equity-owned portfolio organizations, and family-owned businesses.

Nicholas' recent client experience includes recruiting chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief people officers, chief marketing officers, chief commercial officers, communication directors, and e-commerce directors, among other senior executives. Nicholas has also advised several companies on the appointment of board members.

Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Nicholas worked at H&M. Before that, he was at the Swedish progressive luxury company Acne Studios, based in Stockholm and New York, where he focused on customer experience and e-commerce strategies.

"Always let your conscience be your guide." - Blue Fairy, Pinocchio

Nicholas received his BS in business and economics from Uppsala University and his MS from Copenhagen Business School, with a minor in luxury and fashion from LUISS Business School in Rome.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Consumer C-Suite Succession Healthcare Leisure and Hospitality Retail and Luxury

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