Mats-Ola Bydell

Mats-Ola Bydell

Senior Client Partner


Mr. Bydell brings over twenty years of executive search and talent management experience to Korn Ferry, with a specific focus on global business and leadership at the board and executive levels, working with both large- and mid-cap companies.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Bydell spent fourteen years with a large global recruitment and assessment firm, where he held the position of Executive Vice President, International and Operating President of the firm’s consulting group. Additionally, he was responsible for establishing business in China and India, as well as serving on the boards for the company’s offices in China, India, Belgium, and Germany.

Mr. Bydell specializes in working with global European-headquartered clients in North America, providing the total Korn Ferry Talent solution portfolio. His extensive and broad global experience allows him to collaborate and add value in an advisory capacity to clients engaging in global talent matters, while supporting business and talent alignment with an integrated talent approach.

Before starting his search career, Mr. Bydell had roles in public school management, management consultancy, and IT from a larger IT/management consultancy firm in Europe.

Mr. Bydell earned a degree in economic history from Uppsala Universitet/Örebro Historical Institution, as well as a degree in teaching from Luleå University in Sweden. He is fluent in Swedish, English, and the Scandinavian languages.