Andrei Stepanov

Andrei joined Macdonald Associates Consultancy in 2019 with 25 years' experience in corporate and advisory roles in HR, marketing and operations in Eastern and Western Europe, including nine years with a global executive search firm.

From his London base Andrei serves organisations of varying sizes, in multiple geographies and across diverse sectors, including agriculture, banking, construction materials, mining, retail and software development.

His special interest is in bringing Systems Leadership to organisations which aspire to be Agile and/or Teal.

Areas of Expertise

Organisation Design

  • Diagnostic of existing structure to eliminate inefficiencies
  • Structural due diligence of M&A targets
  • Design of to-be structure based on strategic goals

Talent Assessment

  • Internal: CALM (Capability Assessment by Line Managers) facilitation and training
  • Independent: technology-based assessment of leadership potential with focus on mental processing ability

Leadership Development

  • Development of succession planning/career development processes
  • Design of leadership competency models
  • Training in managerial leadership practices


  • MA Modern Languages 1993
  • MBA (INSEAD) 2000
  • Certified Knowledge Manager 2005
  • Hogan Assessments (HPI, HDS, MVPI) 2013
  • Cognadev Assessments (CPP, VO) 2016
  • MENTOR Assessment 2018


  • Systems Leadership Development Association
  • Requisite Agility network