Alex Jakobson

Alex Jakobson

Senior Client Partner

New York

Alex Jakobson leads Korn Ferry’s Corporate Transactions & Transformation Global Solution across 116 offices worldwide.

He has assisted both private equity clients and corporate buyers with strategic acquisitions, alliances, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, capital market transactions, dispositions and recapitalizations spanning a broad range of transaction structures and industries. He has extensive experience in domestic, international and cross-border transactions.

Alex has held board and executive positions. He has founded and sold global consulting firms, which operate today as part of a publicly quoted company.

Mr. Jakobson has made over a thousand keynote presentations for organizations all over the world on topics ranging from purpose driven leadership to customer centricity transformation. He is unique in that he can engage, host, and motivate audiences of thousands of people. 

Alex Jakobson’s expertise lies in Mergers & Acquisitions HR Due Diligence & Post Mergers Integration; Develop and executive alignment around a common Purpose, Mission, Strategy and Values; Cultural change and pathways to accelerate strategy execution; Creating and operationalizing leadership behavioral frameworks to drive innovation and high performance; Extraordinary leadership capability development; Succession planning; Leading engagements that develop organization wide motivational strategies to dramatically increase productivity; Sales effectiveness and revenue growth capability.

His clients are in the Fortune 500 and in industries such as financial service, professional services, life sciences and retail. 

Mr. Jakobson graduated with a masters in philosophy and modern languages from Edinburgh University in Scotland, and received his 'Leading Professional Service Firms' executive education diploma from Harvard Business School.

He is fluent in English and French.