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 Engellau specializes in the identification and recruitment of top talents across multiple industries and functions. Based in Stockholm, he has extensive experience working with listed companies, private equity-owned portfolio companies and family-owned companies. Nicholas' recent client experience includes recruiting global CEOs, chief marketing officers, chief commercial officers, communications directors and e-commerce directors among other senior executive appointments.  

Further, Nicholas has advised several companies with the appointments of board members.  Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Nicholas worked at H&M. Before that he was at the Swedish fashion house Acne Studios, based in Stockholm and New York, where he focused on customer experiences and e-commerce strategies.

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

Nicholas received his B.S., in business and economics from Uppsala University and his M.S., 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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