Executive Search

Connecting the brightest minds

at Annapurna Executive, We help transforming companies find World-class senior talent

Exceptional leadership will be the differentiator between organisations that thrive and organisations that simply survive.

Through the use of our global talent network, technology tools that facilitate accessibility & visibility and dedication to eliminating implicit bias, we can present you with the leadership selection that is worthy of leading your business into the future.

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Research has proven there is paramount importance for creating strong, diverse and inclusive purpose-driven cultures and we recognise that inclusive leaders and diverse leadership teams are known to lead higher-performing teams.

We help our clients to create sustainable business success through building workforces, ensuring all search assignments remove any opportunity for unconscious bias.

We use a focused interviewing platform, in order to remove any prejudice and consciously put steps in place to define a process to continuously embed DEI.


We have dedicated over 15 years to building a network of leaders that drive sustainable change and success across global organisations.

As instigators of our former sister company The Business Transformation Network – now combined with Annapurna, we facilitate invite-only events and thought leadership content, targeted at the most influential players in the market. That way, we can provide unparalleled access to a unique talent pool.

Our extensive research capability is underpinned by assessments and data, enabling us to create a complete talent market lens for each vertical and horizontal we operate within.


We have a specialism in partnering with scaling and transforming companies to help them ERUPT.
Executive search has historically been rigid and unadaptable when it comes to price, methodology and delivery. It needs to become more flexible to suit modern business, which we facilitate through embracing technological advancements.

We believe in transparency throughout our executive search strategy and have innovated our pricing model, technology and timelines to provide you with a service that goes beyond traditional head-hunting.

Our highly talented team manage the execution of our senior mandated work to help the organisations we partner with, to achieve business growth and improvement, which enables market disruption.

See what our clients say

“Annapurna Executive initially placed me at Zalando several years ago and we have remained in partnership ever since.
I subsequently moved to Wayfair to head up the European division and continue to partner with Annapurna Executive following several successful searches at both businesses. This People Director role was a tricky search for us, and Annapurna Executive have delighted the SLT by helping to appoint a great candidate into this role.”

Director of Talent Acquisition @ Wayfair

“Annapurna delivered an excellent candidate longlist and shortlist for the role, having taken the time to meet to understand the brief and tailor the shortlist, as required. They provided advice on the best people in the market for the role and successfully managed to source a fantastic Head of Talent Acquisition. I would highly recommend working with Annapurna Executive for any search of this kind.”

Head of L&D @ ASOS

“I worked with the Annapurna Executive team in my role as the Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Zalando, which they also appointed me into. They delivered on a number of key roles for the People and Operations leadership team, and I would highly recommend them in terms of their market knowledge and skills to present high quality shortlists and appoint market leading talent.”

Previous Global Head of Talent Acquisition @ Zalando

“I’ve been blown away by Annapurna Executive and the seamless process we’ve experienced. I’m excited to partner with them again in the near future.”

VP of HR @ Colt

“Annapurna Executive were a consultative partner, helped to streamline an efficient process and we would highly recommend using them to help build our C-suite team.”

Co-Founder @ Marshmallow
James Ballard

We are excited to offer a service that truly disrupts traditional executive search, whilst partnering with organisations going through a transformation.
Our unique community, formerly The BTN, has been at the heart of our business since inception and we have access & engage with executive leaders on a daily basis.

James Ballard
Co-Founder @ Annapurna

An example of how we empower leaders to inspire and innovate

Our ERUPT events

Since 2008, we have been bringing people together, exploring how like-minded individual share their knowledge and inspire others. We ran 5 annual conferences – in-person and virtual ones, facilitated panel discussions on stage in the most incredible venues in London and in Europe, hosted 500+ roundtables thanks to our partners. All these events led us to grow our inspiring network to over 100,000 members, all around the world.

Watch below some of our greatest thought leadership events insights.

"Equity vs Equality: The DEI Bucket List" by Salma de Graaff, VP People @ Skyscanner
at ERUPT Innovation Beyond Survival 2021 Conference
"Excellence in Talent"
Roundtable event in partnership with HelloFresh
"The Changing Face of HR" with Amanda Cusdin, CPO @ Sage
at Excellence in Leadership 2019 Summit
"Winning Women: Is the Future Optimistic?" by Nadia Hutchinson, Global Director, HR Services and Operation @ Cabot Corporation, Farhana Kuddus, Global Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion @ 10x Banking and Bine Aagaard Johanson, Managing Director @ Jellyfish
at ERUPT Learning & Talent 2022 Conference
"The Leadership Gap: Turning Leaders of Today Into Leaders of Tomorrow"
Roundtable event in partnership with Coachhub
"DEI: A Journey from Ticking Boxes to Accessibility" by Annika Allen, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ All3Media, Manjuri Sinha, Global Director of Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding & Onboarding @ OLX Group and Sola Osinoiki Global VP, Office of CIO @ Prosus Group & Naspers
at ERUPT Learning & Talent 2022 Conference
"Still Standing: Being an Instrument of Change" by Yetunde Hofmann, NED and Chair of RemCo @ CIPD
at Excellence in Leadership 2019 Summit
"Hiring People, Embracing Vulnerability and Finding Diversity" by John Collins, Director of Engineering @ Vinted
at ERUPT Innovation Beyond Survival 2021 Conference
"Executive Search: Time for Change"
Roundtable event in partnership with Cielo

Want to know how our Executive Search team can support your organisation?

Let’s help grow your business exponentially

We’ll take care of your hiring from start to finish, so you can focus on growing your business.

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