Agilium Worldwide Adds New Member Firm in Nigeria

August 6, 2020 – Global executive search consortium Agilium Worldwide has added Michael Stevens Consulting in Lagos, Nigeria, as a member of the international network.

Led by Francis Kudayah, Michael Stevens Consulting is an international multi-disciplinary company and has extensive activities in executive search and selection as well as other human capital consulting services. It provides expert advice in the fields of multi-disciplinary management, financial management, investment advisory and learning management. It also offers expert advice in the fields of multi-disciplinary management, financial management, investment advisory and learning management.

Established in 1991, Michael Stevens Consulting has branch offices in Port Harcourt and Abuja, and a well-established office in Accra, Ghana. The firm will be soon opening offices in Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone. With a staff of 23 people, the firm is uniquely structured to provide an efficient and effective vehicle for undertaking consulting services and executive search and selection at middle, top and senior management levels across the following sectors: manufacturing, banking and financial services, oil and gas, and telecoms and IT.

The motivation to join Agilium Worldwide is predicated on our desire to leverage both the global franchise and the brand equity of the network to strengthen the market positioning of our executive search and selection services across our networks in various countries,” said Mr. Kudayah. “Even more important is having access to shared technology, expertise and, of course, multiple opportunities to share business referrals. Personally, renewing the comradeship and reigniting relationships that were built over so many years previously, plus the opportunities to form new relationships, mean so much. My spouse Iyabo is also looking forward to meeting her old friends and making new ones, whilst savoring the sounds and sights of the various countries and cultures.”

Agilium Worldwide is an international strategic group of independent, owner managed, retained executive search firms. It has 27 members in 29 countries worldwide and continues to grow. Agilium Worldwide member firms are trusted advisors to companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to upcoming and start-up companies around the globe.

Growth in Norway

Agilium Worldwide recently added Creative Search AB in Stockholm, Sweden as a member firm. Creative Search AB has been in the executive search and leadership assessment market since 1998. The firm recruits C-level professionals and senior managers in virtually all key markets. The team utilizes its experience and consulting capabilities to ensure solid and pragmatic, client-oriented collaboration throughout the recruiting process. The firm uses tested four-phase approach to recruitment thorough analysis, market intelligence, assessment and onboarding.

“We are proud and excited to join the Agilium Worldwide network,” said Daniel Ekberg, managing partner of Creative Search AB. “Sweden is a small country but with many big and multinational companies. Now we will be able to support them worldwide. We are also looking forward to sharing best practices and experiences with our new international partners.”

In addition, Svein-Thore Gran recently joined Agilium Worldwide Norway as senior advisor after a multifaceted career in the media industry. “Since we set up the business two years ago we have been working hard to recruit an advisor with experience as a senior executive,” said Jon Steen, managing partner of Agilium Worldwide Norway. “In my opinion, if we want to be successful at executive search, it’s vitally important that we have experience as senior executives ourselves.”

“Svein-Thore is the perfect fit, and he also brings additional experience from business sectors that we have been missing up to now,” he said. “With Svein-Thore on board we will be in a much better position to reach our target as the most comprehensive executive search and selection company and the status of trusted advisor for our clients.”

With an established track record at the helm of global publications within energy, shipping and seafood, Mr. Gran served 10 years as the editor-in-chief of, the leading online business news provider in Norway. In positions such as the global division CEO of the NHST Media Group based in Oslo, he brings abundant experience in operating as chairman and board member of digital PR and media companies. He holds a degree in business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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

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