Lisa Walker

Managing Partner, Global Industrial Practice

Lisa leads DHR’s Global Industrial Practice and is a member of the firm’s Global and North American Executive Committees.

Lisa Walker

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Prior to entering executive search, Lisa had a career that included both consulting (Bain & Company and Kearney) and industry (BP and Honeywell). She was also the Chief Marketing Officer of BP’s global aviation business.

Lisa earned her Master of Business Administration in Finance and Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Management and her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. She serves on the board of RTM Engineering Consultants as well as the following nonprofit boards: Cornell University Engineering College Council (Vice-Chair), the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center and the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago.

Lisa’s practice focuses on the industrial verticals:

  • Industrial Technology
  • Advance Materials and Chemicals
  • Engineered Products
  • Packaging

And Lisa places executives in the following functional areas:

  • CEO, General Manager and Board
  • Sales, Marketing and Strategy
  • Operations
  • Innovation, Research, Development & Engineering
  • Sustainability


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