Margarita Koshman is a consultant based in Spencer Stuart’s Moscow office, covering the firm’s Consumer, Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods and Healthcare practices for the Russia and CIS markets.

Executive search expertise with firsthand industry experience

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Margarita was a partner in an international search firm operating in Moscow. During her five-year tenure with another global search firm, she was instrumental in building its Russian office, while serving clients in the healthcare and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. Margarita conducted various CEO and heads of function searches in addition to focusing on leadership consulting projects.
  • Margarita served as a director of talent acquisition for Sistema, one of Russia’s largest diversified holding companies.
  • Before joining executive search, Margarita has held a number of leadership roles in business. She served as a general manager of an international business-to-business textile company, where she successfully established the company’s Russian operations. Earlier, she instituted a key account management system at Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest fast-moving consumer goods company in Russia, and also was a marketing director at a Russian pharmaceutical distributor. She began her career with Wrigley in customer service and logistics.

Margarita founded The London Business School Alumni Club of Russia and has served as its chair for seven years. She also co-founded Leadership without Boundaries, an initiative focusing on promoting diversity in leadership. Margarita holds an M.Sc. in economics, with honors, from Novosibirsk State University and earned an M.B.A. from London Business School. Margarita is a Russian national and speaks Russian and fluent English.

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