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James Aslaksen
Managing Partner
Global Industrial Practice Leader
Chicago / Seattle
O: +1.630.701.6456
M: +1.630.272.8537

Professional Profile

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

With some two decades of executive recruitment experience, Jim has led more than 800 search and talent management assignments on behalf of clients across a range of financial structures, from Fortune 50 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 and technologies globally are uniquely suited to today’s challenging business climate.

Previous Experience

Formerly, Jim 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 business management with industry leaders in the refining, chemical and industrial gas businesses.

Areas of Expertise

Jim is unique in his experience with global “C” level and Board recruiting for EPC and process industry leaders in chemicals, refining, energy, and renewable technologies. He enjoys leading highly technical projects in today’s innovative technologies to minimize the global carbon footprint.


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

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