Mr. Nilsson is an experienced international executive who brings more than 25 years of industrial leadership and management consulting experience in the very sectors of the aviation, aerospace, transportation, technology, software, media and sports industries to the firm. Moreover, he has a subject matter expertise in Aviation Sustainability as well as in Employer Branding.
Before joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Nilsson worked at another global executive search firm, where he was the Global Aviation & Aerospace Sector leader, based out of the firm's Switzerland office.
Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Nilsson served as a Director at the International Air Transport Association, IATA in Geneva. Earlier, he held executive positions at Swiss, KLM, West Atlantic, Jeppesen, TV4 Sweden, and Bortz Media & Sports Group. He started his career as an accomplished Pilot for the Swedish Coast Guard.
Mr. Nilsson has been an active contributor to advisory boards within aviation sustainability, biofuel, and business strategies. He lived and worked in Switzerland and the United States for over ten years, and has worked across the globe.
Mr. Nilsson earned a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Leicester, and he holds a degree in Aeronautical Science as a graduate Coast Guard Pilot. He speaks English and Swedish.