Arpad Szakal

Senior Research Associate

Arpad Szakal joined Cellence Plus from a leading executive search and leadership advisory businesses where he was a member of the Financial Officer Practice.

Arpad acted as lead Associate on senior level finance searches, ranging from CFO to specialist roles, for clients that included FTSE 100, Fortune 500 and DAX 30 companies, as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

He has a broad industrial background having previously worked as an Associate at a boutique executive search firm in London. Whilst at the firm, he delivered a number of transport and energy related mandates and also supported the maritime & finance practice on C-Suite and senior management assignments. He brings extensive experience of international markets having successfully delivered executive and Board-level assignments globally. 

Having a legal background, Arpad started his career in executive search at a specialist legal recruitment consultancy in London. He speaks fluent English, German, Hungarian and conversational Spanish and lived in Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK.

Arpad has a particular passion and interest in the aviation & aerospace sectors and uses every opportunity to get on a long-haul flight.

As a guest lecturer at various executive education programs, Arpad speaks on a range of career management topics including executive communication skills & career planning. He also publishes widely on the topic of diversity & inclusion. 

Phone: 01777 350063
Office details: 3rd Floor, 15 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3DJ