EMA Partners


Since 1988, EMA Partners International has partnered with multinational corporations, governments and not-for-profit organizations across a variety of industry sectors and functional areas. We have built an expanding global partnership of executive search professionals, and we are one of the largest executive search firms in the world. With more than 40 offices on six continents, we are dedicated to satisfying the senior executive search and talent management needs of our clients.

We are a results-based executive search firm committed to identifying and developing relationships with senior managers and executives who exemplify extraordinary management capabilities, exceptional business acumen, and who possess the drive to succeed. Our style is personal, and our approach is client-focused. Our end goal is to establish long lasting relationships with our clients, and to continually and consistently bring “best in class” talent and leadership to their organizations.




Fewer Women Fill Seats on Boards, Heidrick & Struggles Study Reveals

For those who have been striving for women to achieve their fair share of seats on corporate boards, a recent Heidrick & Struggles report – ‘Board Diversity at an Impasse?’ – was no doubt disheartening. In 2016, the report said, Fortune 500 companies filled 421 vacant or newly-created board seats with independent directors, a new

EMA Partners Forms Partnership With Decision Dynamics

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has formed a joint venture with Decision Dynamics AB, a global provider of solutions for leadership and talent management. EMA will get access to Decision Dynamics’ tools, which it will deploy across all of its leadership search engagements and also through its leadership consulting practice, to offer solutions

EMA Partners Opens New Office In London

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in London with the additions of managing partners Alison Ryan and Phil Sharp, who combined bring more than 35 years of experience in executive search. Ms. Ryan has assisted organizations across market sectors identify executive talent for a range of functions, including finance, sales,

EMA Partners Continues Expansion In South America

EMA Partners International, global partnership of executive search professionals, has added two new offices in South America with new locations in Santiago, Chile, and Lima, Peru, with the additions of TestaNova and Pera Consultores. Antonia Errázuriz is one of the founding partners of TestaNova, a firm that has served Santiago and the Chilean market for seven years, specializing

An Inside Look at Recruiting In the Global Payments and Big Data Sector

Many executive recruiters work in well-defined and traditional business sectors which have attracted thousands of qualified consultants over the years. But with the advent of technology and its continual expansion, new sectors have emerged that are as much of the organization fabric as any others. One such area is the payments and digital sector. It


EMA Partners Opens a New Office in Milan, Italy

MILAN, ITALY, December 13, 2016 — EMA Partners International has expanded its presence in Europe with the announcement of a new partner office in Milan Italy, welcoming Monica Calenti and Clara Vitalini. Monica Calenti is a managing partner at EMA Partners Italy | Calenti Partners, and has nearly twenty years of experience in executive search. She has an

EMA Partners Announces a New Office in London

LONDON, November 11, 2016 — EMA Partners International welcomes a new office in London (UK), and Managing Partners Alison Ryan and Phil Sharp. Combined, Alison and Phil bring more than thirty five years of experience in Executive Search. Alison helps organizations across market sectors identify executive talent for a range of functions including Finance, Sales, Operations, and Marketing.

EMA Partners International Announces Expansion in South America

SANTIAGO, CHILE, October 18, 2016 — EMA Partners recently welcomed two new offices in South America: Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru. These two offices join a growing partnership of firms in South and Central America that includes offices in Brazil and Panama City, and six offices in North America. Antonia Errázuriz is one of the founding Partners

EMA Partners International – Announces a New Office in Brazil

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, June 21, 2016 — EMA Partners welcomes its newest offices in São Paulo and Campinas, Brazil. Now an Associate Firm of EMA Partners International, Weplace was conceived as a result of the synthesis of experiences, beliefs and dreams of a group of entrepreneurs who wanted to create a different type of company. EMA Partners Brazil |

EMA Partners International – Announces a New Office in Prague, Czech Republic

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, June 9, 2016 — EMA Partners welcomes Birger Husted, Managing Partner of EMA’s newest office in Prague, Czech Republic. EMA Partners Czech & Slovak | Husted will serve both the Czech and Slovak Republics. Birger Husted founded a consultancy company in 2006 which was rebranded in 2014 as Husted s.r.o. His company is recognized as