Alex Jakobson

Alex Jakobson

Senior Client Partner

New York

Alex Jakobson is a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry Hay Group, based in the firm’s New York office. He works within the Strategy Execution & Organizational Design practice.

Mr. Jakobson is unique in that he can engage, host, and motivate audiences of 4,500 people. He develops leaders to better articulate strategy, and has founded leadership consultancies, successfully operating in London, Paris, and New York.

Mr. Jakobson engages with clients to define and facilitate the articulation of people strategy – purpose, mission, values, beliefs and behaviors. He also develops frameworks to powerfully cascade values and desired behaviors, linked to strategic goals, throughout an organization leading to often dramatic increases in bottom line results.

Mr. Jakobson’s expertise lies in crafting a common purpose, mission, strategy and values, executive alignment, cultural change and pathways to accelerate strategy execution, creating and operationalizing leadership behavioral frameworks to drive innovation and high performance, extraordinary leadership capability development, succession planning, driving organization wide motivational strategies to dramatically increase productivity, sales effectiveness and revenue growth capabilities, customer centricity, and keynote speaking.

His clients are in the Fortune 500 and in industries such as financial service, professional services, life sciences, and retail.

Mr. Jakobson graduated with an masters in philosophy and modern languages from Edinburgh University in Scotland, and received his 'Leading Professional Service Firms' executive education diploma from Harvard Business School.

He is fluent in English and French.