Jacob Rønne

Associate Director

Bureau: Copenhagen, Stockholm & Oslo

Jacob Rønne is operationally responsible for the Norwegian Division and recruits at senior management and executive level across the Nordics. He specialises in executive search, leadership assessment, talent acquisition and project management, with experience from the Consumer sector, Heavy Industry, and Information Technology and digitalisation.

Jacob started has spent most of his career in executive search and organizational development, launching and establishing Nigel Wright's business in Norway and later managing the turnaround of an IT recruiter. Prior to re-joining Nigel Wright he worked in a global Readiness role for a multinational industrial company, setting up new organisations for cement plant operations, in North Africa and the Middle East.

Jacob's educational background is in psychology, leadership, and business. He is trained as a sergeant in the Norwegian military, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oslo and a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Psychology from BI Norwegian Business School. Jacob is an expert assessor with certification in a variety of tools, most notably from suppliers as HOGAN, SHL and AON.

  • Despite not being selected for the job, I felt the Norwegian team ran a thorough and very professional process. The team had a good understanding of the client’s needs and the communication was clear throughout.


  • Jacob and Hedda are very professional and helpful. They’re good at matching candidates with the right company.


  • Really appreciate the support and follow-up by Nigel Wright throughout a really good hiring process.