Nicola Gavazzi

Nicola is one of the leading executive search consultants in Italy and truly values partnership, within our firm and with our clients.

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Nicola Gavazzi works closely with public and private companies on CEO searches, C-suite succession planning and board advisory. Based in Milan, Nicola is a senior member of the Energy, Industrial and Natural Resources and Technology Sectors. He leverages his deep expertise to help clients find innovative board members and assess leadership performance.    Nicola joined Russell Reynolds Associates after nearly 30 years with another international executive search firm, where he served as managing director. In that role, he led the firm’s Milan and Rome offices and conducted searches across the technology, communications and financial sectors.   

Previously, he was a business controller for Gruppo Industriale Ercole Marelli after beginning his career as a project engineer at Foster Wheeler Italiana, then worked at Techint, in project management, M&A and business development.

"The value I can bring to our clients consists of myself, the individual consultant, with my personality, my intellect, social skills, experience and judgement.  Successful advisory in the boardroom requires both a well-established firm and consultants with impeccable experience and judgement."

Nicola holds an MSc in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan and an MBA from SDA Bocconi.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking Board Director and Chair Search Board of Directors Chief Executive Officers Executive Search Financial Officers Human Resources Officers Infrastructure Private Capital

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Nicola is a board member of the Milan Polytechnic University Alumni Association and of a children’s nonprofit organization (CAF Onlus). He is also a Proboviro of Assolombarda.