April 18, 2016 – AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Budapest-based executive search firm AP Accord Group ECE Hungary as its newest member firm.
Accord Group Hungary offers executive search services and expertise across a number of industries, including information & communications; technology / telecommunications (including industrial automation); manufacturing (automotive, electronics); media; as well as banking and financial services.
The firm’s recruiting team supports Hungarian business start-ups by helping innovative ventures in their acquisition of leadership talent.
Since 2010, Bence Berkó (pictured) has been a partner of Accord Group Hugary, focusing on top management and specialist assignments for international as well as local operating clients.
“With over 20 years’ of executive search experience in the CEE region, we are well positioned to work within a global alliance and share our deep local insights and profound industry sector knowledge across the AltoPartners alliance,” said Mr. Berkó. “International business networking and cross-border, multi-country projects are second nature to us. We see our entry into the AltoPartners alliance as a win-win for both our local firm and the global alliance as a whole.”
“We are delighted that AP Accord Group ECE Hungary have joined our alliance, bringing with them in-depth knowledge of the local Hungarian market while they display a cross-cultural understanding which is key to our global approach,” said Stephen Dallamore, AltoPartners global chairman. “The strength in our alliance is the quality of our local firms – firms with solid reputations, high assignment completion rates and proven added value to clients. Our partners in Hungary embody this for us.”
Hungary is an export-oriented market economy with a heavy emphasis on foreign trade; the country is the 36th largest export economy in the world. Well known companies include the Fortune Global 500 firm MOL Group, the OTP Bank, Gedeon Richter, Magyar Telekom, CIG Pannonia, FHB Bank, and Zwack Unicum.
By joining the AltoPartners alliance, Accord Group Hungary increases the organization’s global reach to 49 offices in 31 countries. AltoPartners has strong representation across Eastern and Central Europe through existing partners in Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania. The organization also maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Recently, AltoPartners added London-based Inzito Partnership as its exclusive member firm in the U.K. Inzito works with companies, financial institutions, sporting bodies, government departments & agencies and other organizations looking for C-level talent. The firm was founded in 2009 and today comprises a team of 20 people with expertise serving a global client base.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media