Rae Sedel

Managing director, board member, Russell Reynolds Associates

Company Info: Russell Reynolds Associates

Web site:

Address: 24 St. James Square, London, UK SWIY 4HZ

Phone: 44 207 830 8061


Advice: Exceed expectations on what you are currently doing and think ahead carefully about your long-term aspirations.

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Outstanding performance, people leadership and judgment, and continual learning and development.

Sector specialization: Nonexecutive and CEO, cross industry; telecommunications, technology, media, private equity

Job function specialization: CEOs, nonexecutive directors, COO

Geographical Focus: Europe, Global

Companies I often recruit for: N/A

Favorite historical figure: Winston Churchill, for leading through adversity.

Education: Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management, MBA; BA, Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, Suma Cum Laude

Languages: English

Employment history: Russell Reynolds Associates: Managing Director, 1988 to present, Board of Directors, 1991-2005, Head of Industry Sectors, 1991-2004; Products, 1971-86

Other interests: Dogs, walking, reading

Professional/Membership Affiliations: N/A

Experience in executive search consulting: 21 years

High Profile Placement: N/A

Other paths I might have pursued: Running a large global mobile operator

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Liquidity and ease of technology.

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