Tor-Egil Ruud


Tor-Egil Ruud is RUUD Executive’s founder and Managing Partner. He is born and raised just outside the capital in Norway, Oslo. He has studied both in Norway and abroad, and enjoys a Master of Science in Economics, combined with subjects within organizational development.

Tor-Egil Ruud has over 20 years of experience in Recruitment, Executive Search and Leadership Services from several national and international market-leading companies. He has conducted over 250 national and international assignments within Executive Search and recruitment. He has been client manager for several top 50 companies in Norway and for leading players abroad.

“My dedication to my work and our clients comes from a deep curiosity and motivation in understanding the concept of Leadership Excellence. When we, as Trusted Advisors to clients, assist in identifying the right Leader to operationalize the given strategy, it never stops there. I am at my best when I can advise the client selecting the best combination of Leaders in a team as well as contribute with Leadership Group Development in order to make the team work seamlessly towards an ambitious Business Plan. “

Ruud Executive

RUUD Executive is a consultancy firm established in 2013, located in the capitol of Norway, Oslo. Our vision is to empower organizations and boards with outstanding leadership capabilities. We are the first choice for clients, giving high valued advice within Executive Search, board services and organizational development and change.

We are a value-oriented company and a trusted partner to our clients. Through an agile and competent set up we help people, organizations and society to achieve their full potential. We are business oriented, work closely with our clients and believe in a long-term collaboration and partnership.

Our services are developed through years of market experience and international scientific research within organizational development. We combine modern and traditional methods to achieve the best results for our clients. Our services are divided into 3 main areas: FIND, GROW & CHANGE.


We provide services across all industries, in both the private and public sector. We deliver the following services:

  • Executive Search
  • Team and Leadership Development
  • Assessments
  • HR Due Diligence and Management Audit
  • Board Services
  • Team development and (team) optimisation
  • Executive (leadership) development
  • Executive Onboarding

We empower outstanding leadership and sustainable growth!


Latest news

IESF welcomes RUUD Executive from Norway

Latest news

IESF welcomes RUUD Executive from Norway