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Mina Ames

Managing Partner

The leadership landscape is rapidly evolving, challenging how we think about attracting and retaining the very best talent in a post covid-19 environment. I am thrilled to join a company that understands this and is genuinely disrupting a traditional search industry through its purpose-driven approach and DEI-focus while uniquely integrating search, assessment and coaching. Add to that the company values of charitable giving: no one can compare: it's a privilege to be part of the Modern family.

Mina Ames leads the Global Financial Services and Technology practices at Modern. She has extensive global executive search experience across Financial Services and Technology and has held several P&L executive positions in industry. Currently located across London/New York, and having lived and worked in the UK, US, Asia Pacific, and Australia, she brings an international perspective and a capacity to calibrate talent across multiple geographies. Mina works closely with organizations that are being disrupted or are the disruptors that need to transform their operating models, diversify their talent needs, and adapt culture in dynamic financial services and technology-enabled ecosystems.

Prior to joining Modern, Mina was the Global Head of Financial Services at ZRG. Before that, she was Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates, where she co-led the Global FinTech Practice and led Financial Services across Australia and New Zealand. Previously, she was at Egon Zehnder.

Earlier in her career, Mina was Vice President, HSBC Global Key Accounts with MasterCard in Australia. Prior to that, she was Head of Partnerships, Credit Cards & Consumer Lending at Citibank and was instrumental in driving their partnership growth strategy. Earlier, Mina held marketing and business development roles with American Express based in the UK, Singapore, and Australia.

Mina has completed numerous global searches at the Chair, Non-executive Director, C-suite, and senior executive levels across all Financial Services verticals and Technology companies. In addition to front-line and functional roles including technology, digital transformation, and data and analytics. As a member of Modern’s Board & CEO Advisory Practice, she is a trusted advisor to CEOs and Chairs, working closely with these senior leaders to resolve complex people issues and leadership succession.

Mina holds a BA with joint honors in economics and geography from the University of Portsmouth, UK, and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) in Australia. She has previously served on the board of Arrow Leadership, a nonprofit Christian organization and the board of Springboard Enterprises, which helps women entrepreneurs secure early-stage investment funding.

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