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Ellie Filler

Senior Client Partner, Managing Partner, EMEA Human Resources Practice
Ellie Filler is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry. She is based in Switzerland and among her focus on consumer and life sciences industries she is the Managing Partner of the EMEA Human Resources Practice.

Ms. Filler brings to Korn Ferry close to 15 years experience in executive search and has worked globally throughout her career. With a strong focus on international assignments, she has significant experience and understanding of the Eastern European executive landscape. Ms. Filler leads the Human Resources Centre of Expertise for EMEA.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Filler worked for Heidrick & Struggles based in Zurich, where she also lead the EMEA Human Resources Practice as well as a strong focus on consumer and life sciences. Prior to that she was with A T Kearney based in Sydney focusing on assignments across the Asia Pacific region.

Before entering the search profession, she spent over twelve years in human resources with some of Australia's largest organizations in financial services, telecommunications and IT, learning and development, performance and reward. She has spent significant time in post merger integration work especially across the Pacific.

Over the years, Ms. Filler has contributed to implementing diversity practices into organizations, work that has been recognized with multiple awards for best practices. She has been often published on the topic of human resources in organizations and has made several presentations at global conferences on this subject. The book entitled Chief Human Resources Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resources Leaders has been published with the dual contribution of Ellie Filler with Dave Ulrich. Their most recent article Why Chief Human Resources Officers Make Great CEOs has been published in the December 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review.

Ms. Filler holds a degree in industrial relations (labor law) and political science from New South Wales University, Australia. She is fully accredited as a practitioner and trainer in Targeted Selection Interviewing. She is also a certified assessor for Assessment and Development Centres.

Ellie sits on the following Boards: Swiss Australian Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for Learning (FFL).

She is fluent in English, Russian and German.