Executive Search | Board, CEO & C-Suite

Our Executive Search Firm enjoys close working relationships with select commodity and shipping clients globally by delivering an unrivalled approach to handling complex and strictly confidential assignments.

Our Approach

Here at Imperium Commodity Search we understand through 30+ years of C-Suite hiring experience that when looking to fill a senior position you’re more importantly looking for a business leader who can help take your company to its targeted future state. You may be looking to deliver something new or to solve an existing business problem with a compelling executive or board hire. We position ourselves right by your side to establish what that looks like and find that ideally suited leader, wherever they might be. 

As an experienced executive search firm, we do that with total comprehension and precision with no compromise on quality.

Our collective experience has enabled us to create a completely unique retained search experience for our clients, built for how search should work in the 21st Century, not just how it has always been done. We combine best-in-class global research capabilities with an internal commitment to cutting-edge technology and product development. This produces extensive, rich with talent pipelines across all asset classes and geographies for our clients. Imperium Commodity Search also uses a bespoke flexible pricing model that offers a variety of engagement options to accommodate virtually any growth-stage company. We get to understand you where you are to build the best cost solution instead of shoehorning you into an antiquated pricing model. 

In summary, our inimitable process is created in full collaboration with each client to deliver what they need, exactly when they need it

Nothing at Imperium Commodity Search is deemed “same as everyone else,” and that includes our commitment to delivering on performance.

We are so confident in our capabilities that we guarantee all of our searches for 12 months.

We therefore invite you to join Fortune 500 companies, established private equity firms, multi-stage startups, and progressive mid-market companies in selecting Imperium Commodity Search as their preferred executive search talent partner.

Recent Examples of Searches Concluded


Chief Compliance Officer | London | Asset Manager
Chief Technology Officer | Hertfordshire | Logistics
Head of Energy Brokerage | London | Derivatives Trading
Head of UK Bunkers | London | Energy Distribution
Non-Executive Director | London | Trading House


Institutional Sales Director | New York | Multi-Asset FSB
Director - Customer Accounts | Dubai | Precious Metals
Managing Director | APAC & North America | Proteins Trading House
Operations Director | California | Dairy Logistics
Chief Executive Officer | Netherlands | Food Packaging

Industry Specialisms

Having multi-asset and multi-jurisdiction industry experience has enabled us to understand the intricacies of executive and board leadership in  wide ranging scenarios. Our search specialists and C-level recruiters enjoy unique access to tier-one executive and board talent across multiple categories within the commodities and shipping sectors.

Agriculture Trading

Soft Commodities & Agriculture

Trading Houses, Marketers, Risk Management, Brokerage, Funds, Sourcing, Operations, Logistics, CME/CBOT, Research/Analytical, Elevators & Sustainability.


Shipbrokers, Chartering, Operations, Logistics, Warehousing, FFA, Freight Derivatives, Dry Bulk, Container, Cruise, Yacht & Superintendent.


Trading Houses, Producers, Physical Supply, Back to Back Trading Oil, Gas, Power, Bunkers, Operations, Risk Management, Trade Finance, Funds & Brokerage.

Metals & Mining

Trading Houses, Brokerage, Production, Logistics, Operations, Trade Finance, Funds, LME, Risk Management, Sales, Mining Services, Market Commentary & Machinery.

Executive Search Solutions for True Leadership

As the demands on ethics, governance and performance continue to evolve, so must the nature of Board and CEO leadership itself. 

Leaders must demonstrate the capacity, agility and commitment to drive the business for today while enabling the business to grow and innovate for the future. Boards must also keep pace, supporting CEO’s and management teams to address the complex challenges and consider the needs of all stakeholders in the process. Anticipating the questions of tomorrow while operating for today requires incredible alignment, courage, vision and sense of shared responsibility and purpose.

Imperium Commodity Search has developed expertise in the matters that concern CEO’s and Boards the most as they navigate these dynamic changes from Board consulting, Board succession planning to Board effectiveness. In addition, our teams are specialists in CEO succession planning and can guide Boardrooms on how to identify, develop and support the CEO’s for today and the future.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Naturally diverse teams are considered to be better teams. We always strive to support hiring organizations to get there with our considered and inclusive approach.

We aim to help all companies become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. It is always the right thing to do of course and it will contribute to your team performing at a higher level.  The C-Suite’s propensity to be inclusive and demonstrate diversity of thought and perspective leads to better decision-making and better outcomes.

Our multi-diverse research teams ensure an anti-bias candidate review and evaluation processes,  continuously assessing the candidate pool diversity to ensure that executive talent from all  backgrounds are always represented. 

Not all organizations have established as yet their DE&I education and training programs. Founders/Owners therefore need to identify, attract, and retain diverse leaders that will be a culture add and help accelerate the organization towards a better future.

Next Steps

For an exploratory discussion around your leadership requirements you can speak to an impartial advisor in confidence.  You will be directed to a partner who knows the relevant market information to your sector.

Imperium Commodity Search will then deliver to you a suitable proposal for review after an initial Teams consultation with all interested stakeholders.

To request a call back please click here or you can reach someone directly on:

EUROPE +44 203 927 5090
USA +1 312 380 0225
APAC +65 3158 1066