Odel has worked for Research Europe since 2009 on search assignments across multiple sectors and countries. She lives in France, speaks French fluently, and has worked on projects in francophone countries around the world. Her completed assignments cover the media, the arts, professional and financial services, technology, telecoms, life sciences and natural resources. Previously, Odel was a media head-hunter before joining the executive search team at Royal Bank of Scotland group where she was responsible for filling senior vacancies. Odel composes and performs her own music at various venues in Paris. She holds a Masters in Art History from the Courtauld Institute.