Agilium Worldwide Names New Chairperson
February 17, 2023 – Global executive search consortium Agilium Worldwide has appointed Matthias Rode as chairman. He succeeds Olivier Bouhoulle. “I would like to thank Olivier for leading the group successfully during the past three years,” said Dr. Rode. “Despite difficult times adapting to the COVID pandemic Olivier kept the group together and provided us with positivism and stability.”
Dr. Rode previously served as director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is partner in the Germany-based executive search firm Liebich & Partner AG. Previously he held several executive positions in various technology and telco companies. Dr. Rode holds a doctorate in management.
“I intend to pursue our efforts to strengthen the group, appoint new members, particularly in Latin America and Asia, and thus continue to grow the network,” said Dr. Rode. “We are going to maintain our sharing of best practices, learn even more from each other, and further develop our well-established teamwork. And I sincerely hope that we will sustain the excellent communication between members, which has matured over many years, by holding more face-to-face meetings and increasing internal exchange of information.”
“Agilium Worldwide is not a top-down organization, but rather a member-driven consortium, and I’m looking forward to working together with each and every member in order to set more common goals for the future and implement measures to achieve them,” Dr. Rode said.
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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.
New Member Firms
In November, Agilium Worldwide added Toronto-based boutique search and advisory firm Merrion Executive Search as its newest member firm. Merrion Executive Search works across many industries, partnering with global financial services organizations and international banks, fintechs and technology firms, recognized brands and start-ups. “Merrion is recognized for its personal touch and commitment to high standards of service and delivery,” Agilium Worldwide said. “The firm has a solid track record of success – its consultants are instrumental partners to their clients in addressing urgent needs and challenging situations. Such situations include searches that require key experience, specialized talent and in-demand expertise. Merrion continues to build long-lasting relationships founded on trust, confidence, and shared values.”
Agilium Worldwide also added Neumann Executive in Poland as a member firm. “In Agilium Worldwide we are not looking to grow our footprint at any cost,” said Monika Borgers, executive director of Agilium Worldwide. “We only welcome executive search firms in strategic geographical locations who share our aspiration to excellence. We work so well together as a group because our members share a vision of customer service and expertise. We are strong not because we have many locations, but the best firms. That’s why we are happy to welcome Katarzyna Murray (managing partner) and Neumann Executive to the Agilium family.”
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media