Nicole Huque leads the global Aviation, Aerospace & Defense practice at K&A, one of the top 50 retained executive search firms in North America. She specializes in Board, CEO, and senior executive recruitment, primarily focused on the Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, and broader Industrials sectors. Her clients include the world’s leading Aerospace OEM’s, major US airlines, defense prime contractors, and top tier private equity firms.
Prior to joining K&A in 2018, Ms. Huque was Head of Talent Acquisition and Executive Recruitment for multi-billion-dollar divisions of B/E Aerospace and Coca Cola. At B/E Aerospace (NASDAQ: BEAV) she led recruitment through the rapid global expansion across North America, EMEA, and APAC, and heavy M&A activity (including the $1 billion acquisition of the Honeywell Consumables business).
Ms. Huque serves on the Board of Trustees of Airlink (a global humanitarian aid organization), and the advisory boards of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) and the Edge Foundation which provides affordable programs for at-risk children with ADHD. She also frequently speaks at leadership conferences and industry events on topics like board readiness, career advancement and DEI.
Ms. Huque holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and MBA with dual concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Pace University – Lubin School of Business in New York.