Russam Worldwide

Russam delivers interim management and executive search solutions for clients all over the world. This is enabled by the expertise, local knowledge, board level networks and talent pools across our 37 international offices.

Our Offering

Brexit, Covid-19, digital transformation and globalisation are just some of the challenges as organisations look to adapt their strategies and operating models. We have a proven track record of rapidly matching the right leader or specialist to the situation on both an interim and permanent basis. We help British companies overseas but we also help our global partners to find the right resources on UK based projects through our extensive talent pool and networks. 

  • We have 25,000 vetted candidates in our worldwide talent pool. Our core strength geography is across all European countries (including central and eastern Europe) and we have a strong presence in AsiaPac; followed by a growing presence in the US and Canada. 
  • Over the past 10 years we have delivered solutions in over 40 countries; we are able to find solutions for our clients with the same quality standards and guaranteed results. 

Our candidates can lead on difficult decisions and bring vital skills that are in high demand.  Typical international client projects encompass:  

  • Performance Improvement and Digital Transformation
  • General management and leadership 
  • Restructuring and Turnaround
  • Private Equity Services & Integration of Acquisitions
  • International Deployment and Project Management

With a worldwide presence we can help our clients to thrive all over the world. Some examples:

We helped a Swedish automotive Tier 1 company to downsize and improve it’s key European plant

We helped a British manufacturing company to close a factory in Nigeria

We helped a US food production company to find a project management expert to build a new site in Coventry

We helped a large UK private equity company to find an Interim COO to drive performance improvements for a portfolio company based in Finland

We helped a Canadian private equity company with a due diligence exercise for the acquisition of a French head-quartered financial software company

We placed a global brand expert for a Swedish “smart alarm” company to roll-out a new strategy in 14 global markets

We placed an Interim CRO to strip out cost and run major restructuring programme for a concrete business in Spain

We helped a Dutch Medtech company to build a new strategic purchasing function and drive significant cost savings

We partnered with Kroll/Duff & Phelps to find an Interim CFO to join a medical devices firm in the USA that was preparing for a sale


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Featured Case studies

Evac Group

Client: Evac Group, acquired by Bridgepoint Capital in 2017  Mission: Interim Chief Transformation Officer & Deputy CEO Evac is a global market leader in the provision of environmentally friendly waste, wastewater, and water management systems…


We were undertaking a major change management programme, transforming our culture into a commercial organisation. We needed to hire people with specialist skills and experience to lead this transition. Russam understood the challenges that we faced and sourced highly experienced interims to work with us and help us transform the organisation into the modern, commercial and successful company that we are today

Kath Hollister, HR Director, Ericsson, Red Bee Media

We chose Russam for our interim resourcing roles for a few simple reasons: They understand our business and they deliver on our business requirements. They deliver the right people, with the right skills, for the right project. We have now taken on two senior interim project managers that have helped us to deliver on our business plan

Lene Nielsen, Vice President Human Resources, Rothschild Bank AG

One of the key benefits of employing interim managers is that they can bring a wealth of experience and sector knowledge. They are not afraid to question the status quo and their fresh perspective and independence often delivers great results

Mike Innes, Senior Partner, Graphite Capital 

Dr. Reinhard was the best interim consultant that we have hired, we are extremely pleased with him

Chris Bell, Partners, Bridgepoint

Russam really understand our business and have formed a strong relationship that goes way beyond recruitment. The principals have deep industry knowledge and the company hosts thought provoking networking events and invite us even when we are not working with them. They are very credible people who are great to work with

Marcus Lee, Head of Resourcing, Santander

Richard has overseen a transformation of our Group’s governance and leaves us in a much stronger position. He has made a huge contribution

Mark Way, CEO, Odeon Cinemas 

Companies don’t create value from legacy thinking of what has gone before, the opportunity for the WIL Group’s approach is therefore huge – it offers the platform to disrupt, and then to create new value.

Antony Perillo, Group Director Sourcing & Product Development, Clarks

You have provided us with so many outstanding individuals who are doing a great job fixing the business.

Grant Cox, Head of Europe, Bidcorp

We have a good working relationship with Russam – they understand our business and have consistently found high quality, heavy-weight interims very quickly that have not only been competent but are the right cultural fit for our business

Martin Totty, CEO, Barbon Insurance

As organisations move through various transformations in today’s difficult economy, the flexibility and expertise offered by interim managers is invaluable. These are fluid times and a fluid approach to resourcing strategies is vital if organisations are to remain competitive. Highly skilled interims offer precisely that support

Penny Davis, People and Talent Director (former), Balfour Beatty 

Interims are proving their value in every single transformation, in many different ways. Clients in every sector are achieving strategic, financial and efficiency benefits by employing interim professionals. It is this that is driving both Russam and the WIL Group’s rapid growth in digital transformation projects worldwide

Cathy Kay, Managing Partner, Russam 

“Russam and the WIL Group creates a fresh and innovative approach for global organisations seeking interim and transformation 

expertise to provide some of the world’s top business talent across a very wide range of disciplines.”

Asma Aidi, Head of Transformation, Vodafone



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Should you wish to discuss our interim management solution or have identified a situation where you think it could be appropriate to utilise interim resource, then please do get in touch with Cathy Kay or Jason Atkinson on 0207 009 2222 or


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