July 23, 2010 – Global executive search firm Amrop has assigned five new partners to its network. Marcello Fontana joins Amrop in Milan after more than 25 years in management consulting. His career includes roles as associate director HR & change practice at PwC; director change management at Watson Wyatt; and partner at Boyden International. Mr. Fontana’s expertise stretches across different areas from strategy, to organizational design, leadership development, executive coaching and performance management. He is a member of Amrop’s global leadership services practice. Malcolm Bernstein will lead the Amrop Knightsbridge academic practice in Canada. His background includes a senior executive search role specializing in the not-for-profit and public sectors, executive positions in human resources, information technology, and sales and marketing, and extensive management consulting in the areas of strategy, organizational and leadership development. Gerald Lee has been named a partner in Hong Kong where he will focus on working with clients in the Industrial and NPO sectors as well as local listed and family-owned companies. Mr. Lee was previously a partner and Asia regional supply chain lead at Odgers Berndtson. Prior to that, at Russell Reynolds Associates, he covered both the industrial and natural resources sectors and was responsible for research and later management of senior assignments for U.S. and European multinationals. Hendrik Geissler has been assigned as a partner in Munich working primarily with multichannel, retail & distribution, advanced technology and private equity clients. Mr. Geissler began his executive search career in 1999 with TMP Worldwide and was later a managing partner at Gemini Executive Search. He was also instrumental in building the German business operations for Search Partners as CEO and managing partner focused on the retail, renewable energy, private equity and telecommunications sectors. Peter Gitmark joins Amrop in Oslo from a notable political career where he held a number of high profile positions. He was a member of the Norwegian Parliament for 12 years, where he was the youngest MP from Southern Norway ever to be elected and reelected. Amrop is a global context driven executive search organization with 91 offices in 57 countries.
July 22, 2010 – Global executive search organization Amrop has named five new partners to its global team of professional consultants. Daniel Soh has joined as a director in Singapore. Mr. Soh has more than a decade of experience, successfully leading senior-level search assignments for general management roles based in Southeast Asia, Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, and Australia. He becomes a member of Amrop’s practice groups for technology & media, consumer goods & retail, and cleantech. Previously, Mr. Soh was principal at Christian & Timbers and an associate principal at Heidrick & Struggles. Michal Kotlin has joins Amrop Dr. Kaufman & Partner as a partner in Prague. Mr. Kotlin has worked in executive consultancy services for large corporate clients focusing on strategy, leadership, coaching and mentoring. At Amrop, he will focus mainly on the consumer goods, retail and insurance sectors as well as on board and consultancy services. Susanne Scherp-Keresztes has joined Amrop Delta as a managing director in Frankfurt. Ms. Scherp-Keresztes’ consulting practice is focused on consumer goods and retail, transport and logistics and industry and engineering. David Engel has joined Amrop RTA as a partner in Paris. Mr. Engel joins Amrop with 11 years of international executive search experience. His search experience is mainly focused on consumer goods, luxury and retail. Yvonne Gunsch-Wegmann has joined Amrop as a principal in Zurich. Ms. Gunsch-Wegmann has held leadership and board positions in life sciences, healthcare, and financial services firms. At Amrop, she will specialize in searches in the life sciences, healthcare, and industrial sectors. “We are very pleased to welcome our newest partners and consultants to our worldwide network,” said Ulrich Dade, chairman. “Amrop’s new brand image and positive market perception support our expansion as part of our global strategy, and we are glad to strengthen our talent base with these accomplished professionals.”