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Christopher Thompson

Managing Consultant, Industry
Chris Thompson is a Managing Consultant for Korn Ferry since 5 years. Based in Zurich Switzerland, he is responsible for Search within the broader EMEA Industrial practice (with a focus on the Diversified Manufacturing, Agri Machinery and Industrial Services space).

He brings more than 10 years' experience of developing and building trusted client relationships across the EMEA and Southeast Asia markets.

Mr. Thompson has built a specialization within the Industrial space, delivering retained engagements from pivotal middle management up to C-level. Building firm relationships with both multinational and local clients up to board level, He has led numerous business critical and technical assignments for a variety of industry sectors.

He is passionate about leadership and human capital and how organisations effectively attract, retain and deploy talent to gain a competitive advantage.

He started his career in banking for some years in Sweden, before joining a leading executive aviation group, responsible for market growth and client development for the EMEA & Russian markets for complex transaction values between US$15-60 million.

Mr. Thompson is educated at Halmstad University Sweden with a Major in Business Administration.

He is bilingual in Swedish and English, with intermediate German, French, Norwegian and Danish.

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