Graham Ruddle

Graham Ruddle

Principal, Global Automotive


Mr. Ruddle is a Principal based in Korn Ferry’s Chicago Office.

He is a member of Korn Ferry’s Global Automotive Practice where his focus is on talent solutions for the Automotive industry.

Mr. Ruddle’s primary focus is on executive search, where he has completed over 150 assignments across the Automotive Supplier and Aftermarket, Automaker and Automotive Technology (Auto Tech) industries. These placements include CEO/COO work as well as key regional and functional leaders. 

Mr. Ruddle’s work has also incorporated Korn Ferry solutions across Culture Transformation, RPO and Project Solutions/Greenfield Sites, with particular emphasis on the R&D functions within Automotive, Transport and Mobility.

Previously, Mr. Ruddle was an International Business Development Executive at a leading global market research firm. He started his career as an Assistant Language Teacher with the JET Program in Hiroshima, Japan. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin in his native Ireland.