Perrett Laver appoints new Managing Partner for its growing team in Germany

Leading international executive search firm, Perrett Laver, has announced the appointment of Dr Nicole Shea as its new Managing Partner, Germany, to head up its growing presence in the country. 

Perrett Laver is dedicated to supporting the appointment of leaders in purpose-driven organisations that seek to change the world for the better. Nicole started her role in the company’s new Berlin office on 1st September. 

A German national, she joins Perrett Laver from the Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES), where she had served as Executive Director and Founder of the journal EuropeNow since 2015. In her role, she oversaw the renowned annual International Conference of Europeanists, the prestigious World Society Foundation Global Fellowships, the Mellon-Dissertation Completion Fellowships as well as numerous research networks and publications. In Germany, she worked with the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies (Humboldt University of Berlin) as Chair of COST Action 18204 and with the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) as Interim Head of Personnel Development and Research Funding. 

Nicole is the author of The Politics of Prostitution in ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ and the editor of The Many Voices of Europe: Mobility and Migration in Contemporary Europe. 

Nicole will be part of the Perrett Laver Region Europe, under the leadership of Dr Sinead Gibney and Josephine Scholten, who consider “Nicole’s appointment key to the implementation of our strategy and an exciting development of Perrett Laver’s expanding European Operations. As Country Managing Partner and the latest exceptional talent to join the offices in the DACH region, we expect Nicole to leverage her extensive knowledge and network, focusing on leadership development across a range of sectors including higher education, research, innovation and social impact sectors.” 

Recognising her landmark appointment, Simon Laver and Dan Perrett, Co-Founders of Perrett Laver said:

“We are very excited to welcome Nicole as our newest Partner.  She brings a wealth of experience and vision to the role and her appointment is indicative of our broader goal of enhancing our offering in Europe. We look forward to seeing Nicole expand on our work in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, supporting organisations having a transformative impact on our world with diverse and visionary leadership.” 

Reacting to her new position, Dr Nicole Shea, Managing Partner, Germany, said: 

“It’s an honour to be joining the Perrett Laver team to set up its Berlin office during such a pivotal moment for the company as it grows its presence in Germany and the DACH region. I’m looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to drive change through the appointment of some of the world’s most influential purpose-driven leaders.” 

Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary milestone, Perrett Laver will continue to improve diverse representation in leadership, seeking to bring greater inclusion and vision to purpose-driven sectors.