A disruptive vision


CEO Worldwide Founder Patrick Mataix says, “As an entrepreneur regularly using the services of headhunters and consultants, I had been frustrated by the inadequacy of their answers and timing to solve the international problems I was facing daily.” The solution? To launch CEO Europe, encompassing the values he felt missing in other executive search functions. And it did start as it meant to go on; with strong values underpinning the fast, transparent and flexible interim recruitment service.


20 years, 20 000 vetted International C level candidates, innovative services


  • In 2005, the company expanded services to Executive Permanent placement and Interim to Permanent placement
  • In 2007, the iCEO investors’ service was launched, supporting startups and VCs in the employment of executives willing to invest in the company they are joining
  • In 2010, CEO Europe went international, becoming CEO Worldwide with 10,000+ vetted executives covering 40 countries
  • In 2013, CEO Worldwide HQ moved to the UK and launched its Top Executive Search Engine
  • In 2022, CEO Worldwide exceeds a vetted pool of 20,000+ international executives covering 180 countries and 84 languages


A commitment to offering world-class service to clients and executives


  • CEO Worldwide close its 1351st executive mandate with a CEO placed in India
  • CEO Worldwide sign with 48 ambassadors worldwide covering 32 countries
  • CEO Worldwide vet a pool of 3,000+ iCEO investors representing a cumulative potential investment exceeding 1 billion USD


A commitment to gender and diversity


  • Female Executive Search exceeds a vetted pool of 3,100+ international female executives covering 86 countries and 64 languages
  • CEO Worldwide signs an international RPO agreement with an International Large Cap (8B+ turnover) to support its gender diversity hiring for senior roles globally with its Female Executive Search platform
  • Female Executive Search places 28 of its vetted female executives at top operational management and in C-level and NED positions in the USA, UK, Switzerland, Germany, France, India and Poland


With an ever-changing landscape, CEO Worldwide remains ahead of the curve in supporting businesses with the recruitment of C-level executives and board members globally and continue to ensure diverse and inclusive boards and leaders that champion DEI in the workplace and exceed the expectations of their stakeholders.


If CEO Worldwide can support you in your next executive search, or you are looking for your next step into a C-level, board or executive position, get in touch for a conversation around how they can help.




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For more information contact:


UK / Global – Becky Storey: [email protected] / +44 7734 1829836









About CEO Worldwide


CEO Worldwide was launched in 2002 to challenge the lengthy and expensive process of recruiting international executives.


They are committed to fixed recruitment fees, payable on successful placement, flexible contract terms – contract, interim or permanent, to suit each client, a selection of suitable candidates supplied to clients within 10 days and a 100% success fee, 12-month replacement guarantee.


Since 2002, CEO Worldwide has gained a reputation for its ability to match candidates to urgent requirements, alongside its cross-border placement expertise. Its Investors on Demand service can also connect businesses with investment, when it is needed most. In 2018, CEO Worldwide was named in Forbes’ list of the best 250 US executive recruitment firms. With more than 20,000 certified executives on its global iCEO™ database, including thousands of female leaders, CEO Worldwide is uniquely placed to source the very best candidates for your executive position.