Ulrike Wieduwilt

Quality creates trust: Ulrike doesn’t focus on finding the first best candidate, but the best candidate for the client.

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Ulrike Wieduwilt conducts senior-level assignments for clients in the fast moving consumer goods industry and in trade/retail. Based in Singapore, Ulrike oversees operations in South East Asia for Russell Reynolds Associates. She has completed numerous high-profile searches for board members and CEOs for companies globally, particularly across Europe and Asia.

Recent assignments including recruiting a German country manager for a global food and drink companies, and the continued managed of a global skin care and health goods companies.  In 2015 and 2016, Ulrike was based in Shanghai where she conducted searches for Chinese multinational companies. Ulrike has conducted executive searches as part of our firm since 1999. She joined our firm from Eugen Block AG where she was Managing Director of Marketing and Sales. 

Previously, she spent 10 years with Mars Inc. at Effem GmbH, a maker of pet food, plant care products and other food productions. That includes time as an account manager for several large German consumer trade chains such as Tengelmann, Schlecker and Lidl. Ulrike is also a member of the Board of Directors at the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

"I am always looking for solutions with a high degree of diversity. In particular, companies that can increasingly not afford to let the valuable potential of women lie idle."

Ulrike received her degree in economics from the University of Hamburg. In addition, she gained international working experience by doing a number of internships in France, Italy, and the U.S.. She is fluent in German and English and speaks some Chinese.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Consumer Products Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Education Marketing, Sales, and Strategy Sustainability

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Ulrike is a board member of the Foundation of Sustainability. She is also on the non-executive board of the Hamburg University for Business and Administration for the faculty certified Key Account Management.