Based in Spencer Stuart's Copenhagen office, Michael Vad co-leads the Leadership Advisory Services Practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, bringing more than 10 years of executive leadership consulting and assessment experience. He specializes in CEO and board assignments 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.