Boyden Re-Elects Jörg Kasten as Chairman and Trina Gordon as CEO

New Directors also elected to firm’s Global Board to support global

a premier global talent and leadership advisory firm with more than 65
offices in over 40 countries, today announced that Jörg
has been re-elected to a third term as Chairman and three new
members were appointed to its Global Board. The elections were held at
Boyden’s annual partner meeting in Sydney, Australia.

The new board members, elected to two-year terms, include Jim
, a Managing Partner of Boyden Canada and member of the firm’s
Global Technology Practice; Kjetil
, a Managing Partner of Boyden Norway and member of the
Global Industrial Practice; and Ulrich
“Uli” Schumann
, a Managing Partner of Boyden Germany and former
Global Technology Practice Leader.

, who also serves on the firm’s Global Board, was re-elected
to another term as Boyden’s President & CEO through 2021. She has been
in the top leadership role since 2011 and remains the only woman to ever
serve as CEO of a major global executive search firm.

“As we grow, Boyden’s Global Board is continually assessing our clients’
needs as markets rapidly evolve, including the impacts of technology and
other critical areas of disruption,” said Chairman Kasten, who also
serves as a Managing Partner of Boyden Germany. “Trina has been a
tremendous firm leader and Jim, Kjetil and Uli are key additions to our
board. Our new board members offer important expertise in technology,
private equity and venture capital, which are playing increasingly
important roles in all sectors, including Consumer/Retail, Financial
Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences and Industrial organizations.”

Jim Harmon, Board Member: Harmon is a key member of firm’s Global
Technology Practice. He has executed numerous board, CEO, C-suite and
other senior executive placements in the tech, aerospace and defense
sectors. In addition, he is a Co-Founder of Boyden’s Ontario offices and
serves on Boyden’s Canadian Board of Directors. Harmon holds a
bachelor’s degree from the University of New Brunswick.

Kjetil Haug-Nodeland, Board Member: Kjetil leads a wide range of
board and senior executive searches for Norwegian and multinational
organizations in Consumer/Retail, Industrial, Energy, Professional
Services, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Previously, he served as a
Managing Partner of another leading global executive search firm. Kjetil
earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and human resources from BI
Norwegian Business School and in environmental engineering from
University of Agder.

Uli Schumann, Board Member: Schumann specializes in new areas
within international IT, telecommunications, new media, IoT, big data
and cleantech, with a strong background in Private Equity and Venture
Capital. He also focuses on board appointments and searches in Consumer
& Retail and Industrial. Schumann holds a master’s degree in psychology
and has completed additional coursework in social sciences and business
management at University of Marburg and University of Bonn. He was named
as one of Germany’s Most Influential Search Professionals by

Partners continuing to serve on the firm’s Global Board include William
, Asia-Pacific Director and Managing Partner of Greater
China; Carita
, EMEA Director and Managing Partner of Boyden Finland; and Robert
, Americas Director and Managing Partner of Boyden Canada and
Boyden United States.

Earlier this month, for the third consecutive year, Forbes ranked
Boyden in the top ten among 200 organizations on its new list of Best
Executive Recruiting Firms

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more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. Our global reach enables us
to serve client needs anywhere they conduct business. We connect great
companies with great leaders through executive search, interim
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