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Leon Ford

Head of Global Consumer Team

  • Industry: Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods, Digital
  • Regions covered: US and EMEA

Leon is responsible for the Global Consumer team covering all functional leadership and general management positions across mostly Food & Beverage, FMCG/ CPG, Digital, Retail, Fashion & Apparel, Digital & Sports markets. He specialises in C-suite/ Director level+ appointments where cultural alignment is crucial.


Having operated across many sectors including Aerospace & Defence, IT, Financial Services & Travel, Leon found more common ground with senior executives in consumer-focused markets and is fascinated by consumer trends/ Commerce, digital transformation and CPG manufacturing.


In his earlier career, Leon spent 10 years in the British Army as a Bomb Disposal/ EOD & High-Risk Search Team Leader, Class 1 combat engineer and physical training Instructor. Prior to joining CSG Talent, he had built up 10 years senior executive search and selection experience. Leon wanted to work in an established executive search firm with a truly global footprint, modern approach and collaborative senior leadership team so was keen to join the team at CSG Talent.


“I’ve assisted 100’s of companies globally with their growth and transformation plans by placing key people. It’s great to watch executives I place into new roles thrive & ultimately, increase the performance of our client’s business. I enjoy learning and building new relationships, I’m fortunate that I get to speak to & work alongside some of the most talented senior executives across a variety of consumer markets globally and learn something new every day.”


If you’re keen to explore a new career within the consumer sector, or you’re a business keen to grow your team and enhance your hiring strategy, get in touch with Leon: leon.ford@cstalent.com or +44 (0)113 4166 432.

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