CT Executive Search: Management

Managing Director - Christian Tegethoff

Christian Tegethoff
Managing Director

Christian Tegethoff is the Managing Director of CT Executive Search.

With a wealth of experience that spans over 20 years, Christian is one of the leading international HR experts, particularly, when it comes to executive recruitment.

His main area of expertise includes the recruitment of top talent to senior positions within companies with operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEA).

Prior to founding CT Executive Search, Christian worked with other international HR firms such as Kienbaum Executive Consultants. He’s also loaned his HR expertise while partnering with international trade bodies.

A graduate of the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin, Christian also holds an executive MBA from Cass Business School/City University London.


Associate Partner - Aouni Kawas

Aouni Kawas

Head of Middle East Hub Office, Beirut/Lebanon

Aouni Kawas is the Managing Partner at Kawas Consulting and the Director of the CT Executive Search regional hub office in Beirut, Lebanon. The Beirut office handles assignments across the Near and Middle East and supports searches in North and West Africa.

Aouni has been working in executive search for over 15 years.  During this time, he has handled a high three-digit number of mandates in the GCC region, the Middle East and Africa. As Managing Partner of Kawas Consulting, Aouni has worked with CT Executive Search on various executive recruitment projects for European and US companies, as well as Arab companies looking towards international expansion.

Aouni previously worked for Deloitte and the financial services company Bartercard. He studied marketing at the Lebanese American University and has since held a professorship there.

Office Director Moscow - Semyon Cherkasov

Semyon Cherkasov

Office Director Moscow

Semyon Cherkasov is a generalist, but many of his mandates in recent years were in the capital goods sector, retail, and the consumer goods industry. He has also worked for energy and mining companies, as well as for the agricultural sector in Russia, Central Asia, and Ukraine.

Semyon works for international and large Russian companies, where he has successfully helped recruit numerous local and expatriate candidates. Prior to joining CT Executive Search, he worked for Amrop Hever and Kienbaum in Moscow.

Semyon graduated in Economics from the Moscow State Technical University of Aviation.