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Krystyna Nowak

Partner, Board Practice

Krystyna Nowak

Krystyna is a Partner in the Board Practice with over 12 years’ experience in board search across all sectors, focusing primarily on chair and non executive director appointments. She has also been asked by clients to advise on board composition and succession planning issues.

Prior to executive search, her early career was with Citigroup where she spent nearly two decades in a variety of senior roles in both Europe and Asia. Krystyna is a Trustee of London Youth Rowing and of the Oxford and Cambridge Rowing Foundation. She has been a non executive director of Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Limited since 2015.  In 2021 she also joined the Board of Record Plc as a non executive director. She holds an MA in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PGDL from the College of Law.

Why do you enjoy working at Ridgeway?

First and foremost, the people. To work with high calibre, dedicated colleagues where we are all striving to be the best for our clients and candidates is a joy. Our clients and candidates are interesting business leaders and every conversation is a learning experience and I feel privileged to experience this.

What makes us progressive?

Really understanding our clients’ issues and what the wider problems are that they are trying to solve for their organisations going forward. This enables us to be advisory rather than transactional and to build strong relationships. Innovative approaches to succession planning and to diversity and flexibility both in thinking and in process is also key to being at the top of next generation executive search.

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