Sarah

Lim

Managing Director, Consumer Board & CEO Services, Global Board Practice

Sarah is Managing Director, Consumer Board and CEO Services at Korn Ferry, where she specialises in Chair, Non-Executive and CEO /  leadership succession at an international level.  She works as part of the Global Board Practice & the Global CEO Succession Practice. 

Sarah brings more than 25 years of leadership and executive search experience working globally across a range of publicly quoted, private equity backed and privately owned companies in Retail, Digital, Hospitality & Consumer Branded businesses, leading Chair, Non-Executive Director and CEO appointments for companies across the spectrum of luxury, premium, specialty, mass and value segments.

Clients include Tommy Hilfiger, Gymshark, eBay, Ocado, Asos, Boohoo, Currys, The White Company, & Walgreens Boots Alliance, Harrods, Nando’s, Jaguar and Whitbread; to name a few. 

She is the author of the Annual Chair Survey and the Annual Retail CEO Tracker which tracks CEO changes and trends on an annual basis.

Sarah is renowned for working with clients on board composition & NXD appointments; Chair and  CEO succession & recruitment, and the appointment of leadership teams to drive growth and transform business performance.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Sarah was Managing Partner & Head of Retail EMEA; and former Head of the Retail and Consumer Practice – at other leading global executive search firms, including Spencer Stuart, CTPartners and Odgers Berndtson.

Sarah has an MBA specializing in Strategy & International business from Henley Business School and is a former Fellow of & Nominations Committee member for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. She is an active supporter of the British Retail Consortium and a number of other professional organisations which support retail, hospitality & consumer goods sectors.