Leadership Transitions

    • Leadership Transitions #12: Gilbert Sape

      In 2015, Mission Talent placed Gilbert Sape in the role of Asia Pacific Wildlife Campaign Manager at World Animal Protection Asia Pacific. In December 2016, he was ...

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    • Leadership Transitions #11: ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye

      At the end of 2017, Mission Talent placed ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye as the Country Director for WaterAid in Nigeria. Previously, she was the Country Director at Girl Effect, ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Leadership Transitions #10: Anabella Rosemberg

      In 2018, Mission Talent placed Anabella Rosemberg in the role of International Programme Director at Greenpeace International (GPI). Previously, she worked at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) as ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Leadership Transitions #9: Masego Madzwamuse

      In October 2018, Mission Talent placed Masego Madzwamuse as the CEO for The Southern Africa Trust. Previously, she was the Team Leader for the Economic and ...

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    • Leadership Transitions #8: Delphine Moralis

      In 2017, Mission Talent placed Delphine Moralis in the role of Secretary-General at Terre des Hommes. She was previously Secretary-General for Missing Children Europe.   In this ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Leadership Transitions #7: Velina Petrova

      In 2016, Mission Talent placed Velina Petrova in the role of Knowledge for Impact Director at Oxfam International. She previously held various roles setting up systems ...

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    • Leadership Transitions #6: Giovanna Alvarez-Negretti

      Giovanna Alvarez-Negretti is the Executive Director at The Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN). She was previously Regional Director for the Middle East for the American ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Leadership Transitions #5: Dr. Suchi Gaur

      Dr. Suchi Gaur is the Lead, Global Engagement and Strategic Communications at the World YWCA, based in Geneva. She joined the World YWCA in 2018, after ...

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    • Leadership Transitions #4: Aura Freeman

      In August 2018, Mission Talent placed Aura Freeman as Head of Campaigns – Animals in Disasters at World Animal Protection. She previously worked in human rights ...

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    • Leadership Transitions #3: Bright Ekweremadu

      Bright Ekweremadu is the Country Director of CBM in Nigeria, an organisation working to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the poorest countries worldwide. ...

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    • Leadership Transitions #2: Yeb Saño

      In 2016, Mission Talent placed Yeb Saño in the role of Executive Director with Greenpeace Southeast Asia. He previously served as Climate Change Commissioner for the ...

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    • Leadership Transitions #1: Melanie Rutten-Sülz

      In 2017, Mission Talent placed Melanie Rutten-Sülz in the role of Secretary General at Youth For Understanding. Melanie works at the heart of a global federation of intercultural ...

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  • Leadership Transitions #12: Gilbert Sape

    In 2015, Mission Talent placed Gilbert Sape in the role of Asia Pacific Wildlife Campaign Manager at World Animal Protection Asia Pacific. In December 2016, he was ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #11: ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye

    At the end of 2017, Mission Talent placed ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye as the Country Director for WaterAid in Nigeria. Previously, she was the Country Director at Girl Effect, ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #10: Anabella Rosemberg

    In 2018, Mission Talent placed Anabella Rosemberg in the role of International Programme Director at Greenpeace International (GPI). Previously, she worked at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) as ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #9: Masego Madzwamuse

    In October 2018, Mission Talent placed Masego Madzwamuse as the CEO for The Southern Africa Trust. Previously, she was the Team Leader for the Economic and ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #8: Delphine Moralis

    In 2017, Mission Talent placed Delphine Moralis in the role of Secretary-General at Terre des Hommes. She was previously Secretary-General for Missing Children Europe.   In this ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #7: Velina Petrova

    In 2016, Mission Talent placed Velina Petrova in the role of Knowledge for Impact Director at Oxfam International. She previously held various roles setting up systems ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #6: Giovanna Alvarez-Negretti

    Giovanna Alvarez-Negretti is the Executive Director at The Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN). She was previously Regional Director for the Middle East for the American ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #5: Dr. Suchi Gaur

    Dr. Suchi Gaur is the Lead, Global Engagement and Strategic Communications at the World YWCA, based in Geneva. She joined the World YWCA in 2018, after ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #4: Aura Freeman

    In August 2018, Mission Talent placed Aura Freeman as Head of Campaigns – Animals in Disasters at World Animal Protection. She previously worked in human rights ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #3: Bright Ekweremadu

    Bright Ekweremadu is the Country Director of CBM in Nigeria, an organisation working to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the poorest countries worldwide. ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #2: Yeb Saño

    In 2016, Mission Talent placed Yeb Saño in the role of Executive Director with Greenpeace Southeast Asia. He previously served as Climate Change Commissioner for the ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leadership Transitions #1: Melanie Rutten-Sülz

    In 2017, Mission Talent placed Melanie Rutten-Sülz in the role of Secretary General at Youth For Understanding. Melanie works at the heart of a global federation of intercultural ...

    Mission Talent Team

Spotlight On

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      William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, advancing the field of transparency and evidence-informed policymaking

      One of the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States, the Hewlett Foundation was established in 1966 with the goal of making the ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • WWF Adria – the increase of influence to protect wildlife

      WWF is a non-profit organisation that has led the fight for the conservation of nature and the defence of species for the last ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • The Legacy Landscapes Fund – a new approach to safeguarding biodiversity

      As the global economy slows down, conservation faces a huge challenge. Many protected areas are funded by tourism, which has trickled to a ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

      PASGR was founded in 2011 as a response to the declining academic standards, especially in quantitative research methods, in African social science institutions. ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Oxfam Mexico, fighting inequality

      As we search for the new Executive Director for Oxfam Mexico, we took some time to learn more about the organisation’s work in Mexico, ...

      Mission Talent Team

  • hewlett-india-women-traditional-group-reading-empowerment

    William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, advancing the field of transparency and evidence-informed policymaking

    One of the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States, the Hewlett Foundation was established in 1966 with the goal of making the ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • WWF Adria – the increase of influence to protect wildlife

    WWF is a non-profit organisation that has led the fight for the conservation of nature and the defence of species for the last ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • The Legacy Landscapes Fund – a new approach to safeguarding biodiversity

    As the global economy slows down, conservation faces a huge challenge. Many protected areas are funded by tourism, which has trickled to a ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

    PASGR was founded in 2011 as a response to the declining academic standards, especially in quantitative research methods, in African social science institutions. ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Oxfam Mexico, fighting inequality

    As we search for the new Executive Director for Oxfam Mexico, we took some time to learn more about the organisation’s work in Mexico, ...

    Mission Talent Team

On Our Minds

    • (Mission) Talent Development: Insights from 2023

      In our journey through the dynamic landscape of talent development in 2023, we have uncovered crucial insights that redefine our approach to fostering ...

      Katja Schramm

    • Behind the Brand: The story behind our new look

      When we came back to our graphic designer with our head hanging after our website project had been delayed –  for the second ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • A Message from Mission Talent

      As we wind towards the end of a difficult and unexpected year, we’re reminded to take the long view, that no one is ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Various protest signs of black fists in the air arranged against a wall.

      How can NGOs and social movements work together to make real and long-lasting change?

      As a global executive search firm, Mission Talent is in the business of having in-depth conversations with people from all over the world. ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Arbeitssprache Deutsch – ein Kommentar

      Vergangene Woche hat das Landesarbeitsgericht Nürnberg ein Urteil veröffentlicht, welches bestätigt, dass die Filialleitung eines Unternehmens Personalgespräche nicht in deutscher Sprache führen muss. Der Betriebsrat ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Various protest signs of black fists in the air arranged against a wall.

      Mix’n Talent: How can NGOs and social movements work together to make real and long-lasting change?

      The recent incidence of police violence has sparked a global uprising of people demanding an end to racism and police brutality. At the ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Mix’n Talent: Are humanitarian organisations more resilient to deal with the COVID-19 crisis?

      A pandemic on our doorstep: COVID-19 is challenging the global community in an unprecedented way — both professionally and personally. For many, it ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • COVID-19 Message from Mission Talent

      At Mission Talent, we are in the business of supporting leaders all over the world. While our local circumstances might vary, we all ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Looking back & looking forward: celebrating ten years at Mission Talent

      In 2009, Mission Talent was founded in Germany and South Africa. Today, the company has grown to a team of nine consultants based ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Greetings from Mission Talent, 2019!

      At the start of a new year Now that 2019 is rapidly getting underway, we hope this mail finds you back at your ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Visiting African Prisons Project at Kamiti Prison in Kenya

      Nervousness hit me when I read the email from the Africa Prisons Project: “Kamiti is a male maximum security prison… [Visitors] should avoid being ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • I’m not an engineer, an ecologist or a doctor. So here’s how I make a difference.

      In 2003, I was an intern in New York City and I went to see Jeffrey Sachs (then director of the Earth Institute ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • From Silos to Movement

      The first ever Mix’n’Talent event brought forward a range of crucial reflections on how the civil society sector can drive social change in ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Leading Change in Uncertain Times

      Faced with challenges such as political uncertainty, climate change and a global humanitarian and refugee crisis – how can we effectively drive social ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Organisational Languages

      The other day I was arranging a few matters with a client. There were a number of terms she used during our communication ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • We are Africans and we are rising for justice, peace and dignity

      A great initiative is happening today throughout Africa, attempting to garner pan-African solidarity towards ‘calling out our leaders on (Africa’s) failures and building ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Women’s Marches

      On the day after the American people voted last year I avoided the news and Facebook. Last Friday, people on my Facebook timeline ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • How to campaign for the future

      Have you heard? It’s 2015; the Millennium Development Goals are up, the Sustainable Development Goals are on and governments are supposed to agree ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Get to know the team: Mission Talent talks leadership

      At Mission Talent, it’s our job to ask questions.  We want to find out from our clients exactly what kind of leaders they ...

      Mission Talent Team

  • (Mission) Talent Development: Insights from 2023

    In our journey through the dynamic landscape of talent development in 2023, we have uncovered crucial insights that redefine our approach to fostering ...

    Katja Schramm

  • Behind the Brand: The story behind our new look

    When we came back to our graphic designer with our head hanging after our website project had been delayed –  for the second ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • A Message from Mission Talent

    As we wind towards the end of a difficult and unexpected year, we’re reminded to take the long view, that no one is ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Various protest signs of black fists in the air arranged against a wall.

    How can NGOs and social movements work together to make real and long-lasting change?

    As a global executive search firm, Mission Talent is in the business of having in-depth conversations with people from all over the world. ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Arbeitssprache Deutsch – ein Kommentar

    Vergangene Woche hat das Landesarbeitsgericht Nürnberg ein Urteil veröffentlicht, welches bestätigt, dass die Filialleitung eines Unternehmens Personalgespräche nicht in deutscher Sprache führen muss. Der Betriebsrat ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Various protest signs of black fists in the air arranged against a wall.

    Mix’n Talent: How can NGOs and social movements work together to make real and long-lasting change?

    The recent incidence of police violence has sparked a global uprising of people demanding an end to racism and police brutality. At the ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Mix’n Talent: Are humanitarian organisations more resilient to deal with the COVID-19 crisis?

    A pandemic on our doorstep: COVID-19 is challenging the global community in an unprecedented way — both professionally and personally. For many, it ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • COVID-19 Message from Mission Talent

    At Mission Talent, we are in the business of supporting leaders all over the world. While our local circumstances might vary, we all ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Looking back & looking forward: celebrating ten years at Mission Talent

    In 2009, Mission Talent was founded in Germany and South Africa. Today, the company has grown to a team of nine consultants based ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Greetings from Mission Talent, 2019!

    At the start of a new year Now that 2019 is rapidly getting underway, we hope this mail finds you back at your ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Visiting African Prisons Project at Kamiti Prison in Kenya

    Nervousness hit me when I read the email from the Africa Prisons Project: “Kamiti is a male maximum security prison… [Visitors] should avoid being ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • I’m not an engineer, an ecologist or a doctor. So here’s how I make a difference.

    In 2003, I was an intern in New York City and I went to see Jeffrey Sachs (then director of the Earth Institute ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • From Silos to Movement

    The first ever Mix’n’Talent event brought forward a range of crucial reflections on how the civil society sector can drive social change in ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Leading Change in Uncertain Times

    Faced with challenges such as political uncertainty, climate change and a global humanitarian and refugee crisis – how can we effectively drive social ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Organisational Languages

    The other day I was arranging a few matters with a client. There were a number of terms she used during our communication ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • We are Africans and we are rising for justice, peace and dignity

    A great initiative is happening today throughout Africa, attempting to garner pan-African solidarity towards ‘calling out our leaders on (Africa’s) failures and building ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Women’s Marches

    On the day after the American people voted last year I avoided the news and Facebook. Last Friday, people on my Facebook timeline ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • How to campaign for the future

    Have you heard? It’s 2015; the Millennium Development Goals are up, the Sustainable Development Goals are on and governments are supposed to agree ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Get to know the team: Mission Talent talks leadership

    At Mission Talent, it’s our job to ask questions.  We want to find out from our clients exactly what kind of leaders they ...

    Mission Talent Team

Resources / Interviews

    • You are a member of a recruitment panel – so now what? Tips on how to be a great panel member

      It’s a career truth: one day you are the candidate, and the next you are sitting across the table leading the interview.  But ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • ‘No’ does not mean never: why being declined for a job can be a good thing

      A few weeks ago, on the brink of a new search, I contacted a candidate – who we had placed last year in ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Your interview: the view from across the table

      Many might expect a connection between seniority of a candidate and the quality of their interviews. That is not what we experience at ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • Bringing out the best qualities of candidates

      When searching for potential candidates, I always look for the best. But sometimes candidates do not present themselves well during interviews, so I ...

      Mission Talent Team

    • What are interviewers looking for?

      It’s always a good idea to prepare for an interview, but how? Of course, it pays to know about the organization and the ...

      Mission Talent Team

  • You are a member of a recruitment panel – so now what? Tips on how to be a great panel member

    It’s a career truth: one day you are the candidate, and the next you are sitting across the table leading the interview.  But ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • ‘No’ does not mean never: why being declined for a job can be a good thing

    A few weeks ago, on the brink of a new search, I contacted a candidate – who we had placed last year in ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Your interview: the view from across the table

    Many might expect a connection between seniority of a candidate and the quality of their interviews. That is not what we experience at ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • Bringing out the best qualities of candidates

    When searching for potential candidates, I always look for the best. But sometimes candidates do not present themselves well during interviews, so I ...

    Mission Talent Team

  • What are interviewers looking for?

    It’s always a good idea to prepare for an interview, but how? Of course, it pays to know about the organization and the ...

    Mission Talent Team

(Un) Learning

    • Un-Learning: DEI

      Mission Talent is pleased to invite you to a webinar where we seek to challenge the traditional DEI definitions – often influenced by a single geographical perspective or gender. Together, we want to explore the need to craft our individual and organisational DEI formula that is flexible enough to align with our distinct organisational cultures, team members, and strategic goals.

      Mission Talent Team

  • Un-Learning: DEI

    Mission Talent is pleased to invite you to a webinar where we seek to challenge the traditional DEI definitions – often influenced by a single geographical perspective or gender. Together, we want to explore the need to craft our individual and organisational DEI formula that is flexible enough to align with our distinct organisational cultures, team members, and strategic goals.

    Mission Talent Team