Professional Profile

Jim Aslaksen is a Managing Director at ZRG Partners. Jim has significant experience in leading assignments for CEOs, Board Directors and other senior level executives for global industrial organizations, frequently working within the chemical and process industries markets. Additionally, Jim has broad experience working in Asia, Europe and the Middle East for both local and multi-national enterprises.

Previous Experience

With some two decades of executive recruitment experience, Jim has led more than 600 search and talent management assignments on behalf of clients across a range of financial structures, from Fortune 500 companies to venture capital backed start-ups. He has engaged with senior management and the Board to facilitate cultural and operational change within organizations. His hands-on approach and depth of understanding for industrial markets globally are uniquely suited to today’s challenging business climate.

Jim was formerly the co-head of the Global Industrial Practice at CT Partners, and prior he had spent 17 years as the Global Sector Leader Chemical/Process Industries at Korn Ferry and as a consultant with Spencer Stuart.

Prior to entering the executive search field, Jim held positions in engineering, sales, and management with industry leaders in the refining, chemical and industrial gas businesses.

Education

Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.