Sarah Lim
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Sarah Lim

Managing Director, Retail Sector Lead for EMEA, Head of the Consumer Practice UK

Sarah is Managing Director & Sector Lead for Retail, UK & EMEA, and Head of the UK Consumer Practice at Korn Ferry.

Ms. Lim brings more than 20 years of leadership and executive search experience working at an international level across a range of publicly quoted, private equity backed and privately owned Consumer businesses leading Board, CEO & COO positions, as well as key leadership roles at EVP/SVP level across Fashion, Luxury, Grocery, Health & Beauty and Pure-Play Online Retail. This follows an earlier search career across the wider FMCG sector for food, drink, beauty & personal care.

Ms. Lim is the author of the Annual UK Retail CEO Tracker which tracks CEO changes and trends on an annual basis, & is renowned for working with retailers & international brands on their international expansion strategy, multichannel & ecommerce development & the promotion of wider diversity onto Boards.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Lim was Managing Partner & Head of Retail EMEA; and former Head of the Retail and Consumer Practice UK – at other leading executive search firms.

Ms. Lim has an MBA specializing in Strategy & International business from Henley Business School and is a Fellow of & Nominations Committee member for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. She is an active supporter of a number of professional organisations which support retail & consumer sectors.

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