Amrop Expands Leadership Consulting Team

June 15, 2017 – Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 74 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, continues to be in growth mode. It recently added Francis Lam as senior partner in Shanghai, spearheading the firm’s leadership consulting practice in China.

Amrop defines leadership assessment / consulting as a structured, comprehensive and objective evaluation of current competences and future potential. It is related to a specific set of criteria (position, role or managerial level), based on professional and documentable observations and measures. Based on over 7,000 assessments, Amrop has built insight into multiple assessment tools and constructed a robust portfolio over the years.

Executive Coaching Leader

Mr. Lam has been providing talent management consultancy to multi-national corporations and local companies in China and the Asia Pacific region for more than 25 years. His expertise includes executive coaching, strategic alignment and planning, strategic visioning and missioning, organizational transformation including M&A, and sales productivity & performance enhancements. Mr. Lam is one of the top executive coaches and a master-level training consultant in the region.

Prior to joining Amrop, Mr. Lam was founder and president of a boutique talent management consultancy firm in China since 2007, where he developed a trusted and inspired clientele. Earlier he was the president of Wilson Learning China, a global consulting company specializing in HR training and development as well as performance improvement consulting. He helped the firm build a strong brand and sustainable business in China. Before joining the talent management consulting profession, he held sales & marketing roles at IBM & Reed Exhibitions.

Established in in 1988, Amrop China operates in China through offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. With over 25 years’ experience in China and Asia Pacific, it consults clients related to key functions in a number of industries, such as industrial, consumer goods and retail, life sciences, media & entertainment, technology, government and non-profit.


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Global Growth

Amrop has undergone a wave of growth recently. In March, the firm added new partners in Sweden, Seoul, and Miami. Gabriella Jonsson joined as a partner in Stockholm. She works with the rest of the partner team to contribute to the revitalization of the executive search and leadership services industries in the Nordics and beyond. Ms. Gabriella joined Amrop from McKinsey & Company, where she held the role of recruiting manager, Sweden.

Fred Chang-Hyun Jo joined Amrop as a partner in Seoul. He has worked in the executive search industry since 1997. For the last 20 years, Mr. Chang-Hyun has built his experience across a wide range of industries, with particular emphasis in the technology & media, industrial, consumer & retail, financial services and professional services sectors. He has been particularly successful in working with clients under challenging circumstances, including restructurings, turnarounds and start-ups. He served as head of quality assurance at Heidrick & Struggles’ Seoul office.

Steven Bandel joined Amrop as a partner in Miami. He is the former co-chairman of the Cisneros Group, one of the largest privately held media, entertainment, telecommunications and consumer products organizations in the Hispanic world.

Amrop also recently strengthened its staff with the addition of five new recruiters to its global team. Jan Derk Bauerman was named principal and head of the firm’s real estate practice in Germany. Pablo Cavero was hired as a partner in Madrid. Carmine Coccorese joined the firm as a partner in Milan and is a member of Amrop’s global leadership services practice. Saša Fajmut has been named as a director, leadership services, in Ljubljana. Fadwa Mushtag joined Amrop as a consultant in Jeddah.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Chase Barbe, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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