About us

Our team

Tõnis Arro

Tõnis Arro - Founding Partner and Board Member of Executive Lab is executive search consultant and coach for individuals and teams. He has established several companies, including the leading HR Consultancy Fontes, publishing company Hermes and the leading conference company Baltic Management Conferences, worked as CEO of Estonian Development Fund, the public parliamentary think tank and managed its investment arm, SmartCap as management board member and chairman. Tõnis Arro is has studied at Tartu and Helsinki Universities, London Business School and Academy of Executive Coaching (UK). He is co-founder of HR Tech Company Teamscope.

Tõnis Arro works mostly in Baltic and Nordic countries.

+372 50 48929


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Heli Zilensk

Heli Zilensk is Founding Partner and Board Member of Executive Lab Search. Heli has more than ten years of experience in human resources assessment and consultation. She has worked for nine years as search consultant, including work as managing partner for an international executive search company (EMA Partners ) in Estonia. Before EMA Partners Heli worked for an international recruitment firm in Estonia specialising in search assignments for Technology companies.

She has held various senior positions within human resources, as a recruiter, a researcher, and as a career counselor. She has conducted search projects in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. Heli has an MSc in Psychology from Tallinn University.

+372 51 63 048


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Ilona Lott

Ilona Lott is Associated Partner of Executive Lab. Before joining us she had an impressive career as executive in Human Resources Director and Sales, Business Development and General Management roles. She has worked in international companies in multicultural environments and different locations: Paris, France, Africa & Caribbean, Middle East, Turkey, Central Asia, the Balkans and Dubai, United Arab Emirates where she was responsible for Human Resources Operations in the Gulf area (with 42 different nationalities) on top of her regional role in one of the top Energy Management companies of the world (Schneider Electric).

Ilona Lott is an Associate Member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development), UK. She has an MBA from Estonian Business School, MAA from Tartu University. She is certified as an Executive Coach by Sheppard Moscow (UK), CUBIKS PAPI Assessor, PDI Talent Assessor, Senn-Delaney Accredited Facilitator of Culture Change, Project Manager by Project Management Prince2.

+372 505 9084

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Ingrit Kaldoja

Ingrit joined the Executive Lab team in 2013 and works as a Recruitment Specialist and Researcher. She is skilled in market mapping, identifying and attracting high quality passive candidates, conducting interviews, recruiting and headhunting. She has experience in recruiting people for companies, both local and international, in Estonia and Finland, but also in finding talent from global pool of candidates. Ingrit has Master’s degree in translation studies from Tallinn University and has previously worked in a translation bureau as a project manager.

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Heili Naat

Heili works in Executive Lab Search as a Recruitment Specialist and Researcher. Her main professional focus is recruiting, conducting research, candidate screening, attracting potential candidates and conducting interviews. She has experience in recruiting people in Estonia and Latvia. Heili has studied human resources and has BA in culture studies from Tallinn University.

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