Based in the Copenhagen office, Michael Vad leads Spencer Stuart’s business in the Nordic region, bringing more than 15 years of executive succession, leadership advisory and assessment experience. He also champions the firm’s family business efforts in the EMEA region. Michael specializes in CEO and board succession projects in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Consumer and Private Equity practices.

Broad leadership experience

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Michael worked at another global executive search firm, where he served as a member of the executive team, as well as managing partner of global geographies and partner-in-charge for the firm’s Denmark office.
  • Prior to his career in executive search and advisory services, Michael was CEO of the online division of Egmont, a media and entertainment group, and an investment director at Scandinavian IT venture capital firm 2M Invest.
  • He began his career with TDC, a leading Danish telecom company, where he held a variety of leadership positions across consumer services, retail and digital.

Michael earned an executive M.B.A. from Copenhagen Business School-Scandinavian International Management Institute (CBS-SIMI), and a master’s in economics from the Aarhus School of Business at Aarhus University. He also completed the TDC Leadership Development Program at INSEAD’s Europe Campus with honors. Michael is an experienced nonexecutive director and vice chairman for The Danish Cancer Society.