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 Committee.

Lisa Walker

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Prior to entering executive search, Lisa was Chief Marketing Officer of BP’s global aviation business. Her career included consulting (Bain & Company and Kearney) as well as business management, operations, engineering and commercial roles (BP and Honeywell).  Prior to DHR, Lisa was a Senior Partner at a global executive search firm where she initiated, built and led the Global Sustainability Practice and the Global Agribusiness Practice.

Lisa earned her Master of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Management and her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. Lisa has been honored by The White House as “a Champion of Change for her outstanding leadership in entrepreneurial mentoring, counseling, and training.” She serves on the board of RTM Engineering Consultants as well as the following nonprofit boards: Co-Chair of the Cornell University Engineering College Council, and the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago.  She previously served in an advisory role for the Clean Energy Trust and on the Boards of the University of Chicago Laboratory School, and the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center.

Lisa’s practice focuses on the industrial verticals:

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

Lisa has built her reputation identifying talent, with an emphasis on performance, potential, and culture fit.


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