Board Recruitment

In Birn+Partners we advise owners, management teams and board of executives across countries regarding the latest market tendencies within attracting talent, implementing strategy and enhancing organizational performance.

We have for several years provided Board Education as an executive program to more than 300 executives, being on top of latest trends within the board room.
With combined 400+ years of experience within Executive Search in 8 European countries among our team of 50+ headhunters - Birn+Partners are capable of finding the national/international unique skills and personality needed for any type of Board of Directors.

Ever wondered how and when to engage with external professional board members…?

  • What is your strategy for the ownership?

    • What is your own role?
  • What is the strategy for your company?

    • Where are you heading?
    • What do you want to accomplish?
    • How will you make it happen?
  • What are the tasks of the board?

    • What will create real value?
    • What kind of sparring are you missing?

Food for thought when hiring board members…

  • Board experience
  • Personal competencies
  • Industry knowledge
  • Strategic experience
  • Functional competencies
  • Management
  • Implementation experience

Responsibilites of a Board

  • Act on the company’s best interest and add value to the owners
  • Set the right strategy for success and control management execution
  • Succession of the management profiles
  • Control of finance and risk

The Recruitment Process

Board Search

The Recruitment Process

Board Search


Identify gaps, desire for competencies, strategy check, need for skills/diversity/technology, board composition, governance


Direct search, database search/network, headhunting, match towards jobprofile, longlist is prepared


Approval of longlist, benchmarking, cross examine profiling


Test for skills and personality, interview, assessment


Dossier, CV, test results, case


Selection, onboarding, evaluation

Birn+Partners offers various Board Services.

Read about our Board Services here

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Questions to consider when professionalizing your board…

  • Are you ready to let in people close to you and your business?
  • Will you prioritize the board work?
  • Do you need strategic sparring?
  • What competencies and profiles are needed to mirror the future strategy?
  • Change and transformation can be difficult

Contact us in case of questions or requests.

We will gladly help

For more information please contact Birn+Partners:
or contact Managing Director, Mikkel Birn: +45 22 88 16 61

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