October 1, 2018 – AIMS International has grown in Eastern Europe with the addition of a leading consultancy previously known as FIT Specialist Recruitment. The firm, which will now operate as AIMS Poland, was established in 2009 and is led by founders Malgorzata Tylec-Gusakov and Natalia Woszczerowcz.
“From the outset, we have played a vital role in bringing together significant players from accounting & finance, tax & law, IT & new technology, FMCG and production,” said Mss. Tylec-Gusakov and Woszczerowcz in a statement. “We acquire exceptional individuals suited to the clients’ needs and take great effort to find good matches and facilitate professional experiences which are attractive to both the candidate and our client.”
Their highest priority, they said, is to further the development of both parties. “To help our clients build teams within which the synergy combines to advance both the candidate and client,” they said. “That would not have been possible individually. AIMS International offers us an excellent platform to take our business to the next level and expand our services to become even more efficient for our international clients in Poland and our Polish clients beyond Poland. We endeavor to find optimal harmony between the professional readiness and mindset of the candidate and the client’s organization.”
The Polish team offers services such as: executive search, leadership assessment, talent management, legal executive consulting, legal management.
“Poland is a key location and we are very excited at the prospect of being able to better serve our global clients in this market, by the possibility to learn about its specific needs as well as to share our global knowledge for the benefit of the Polish business community,” said Grégoire Depeursinge, EVP of EMEA at AIMS. “With this latest addition to our partnership, we are now present in virtually every market in Europe and can thus offer unprecedented coverage to our clients.”
Poland’s economy is considered to be one of the more resilient of the post-Communist countries and is one of the fastest growing within the E.U. Having a strong domestic market, low private debt, flexible currency and not being dependent on a single export sector, Poland is the only European economy to have avoided the late-2000s recession. The Polish banking sector is the largest in the Central and Eastern European region.
Glowing Global Organization
With over 80 offices worldwide, AIMS International provides clients with customized, global executive search and talent management services in 50 countries. It has active global practice groups working in the automotive, financial & professional services, FMCG & luxury goods, industrial, IT & telecoms and life sciences industries, as well as in talent management and board advisory services.
AIMS has experienced a wave of growth over the past year.
This spring, the organization added Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from Thailand, Vietnam and China as well as searched for executives in those countries.
Earlier this year, AIMS added Moscow-headquartered executive recruiters Midland Hunt as a member firm. Midland’s founder Marina Stepanova assumed the title of managing director AIMS Russia. Ms. Stepanova and her team focus exclusively on search for C-level executives, board positions and middle management roles. They have over 12 years of experience working with Russian and multinational organizations.
The organization also recently named Jonathan Khoo as managing partner for AIMS Singapore. He has a wealth of experience in executive search as well as executive management across the industrial sectors, notably transport and engineering and IT & telecommunications and life sciences, among others. Mr. Khoo, who is fluent in English and Chinese, most recently served as managing partner for Southeast Asia at NGS Global.
Lastly, AIMS bolstered its membership with the addition of Excellia Capital Humain in Tunisia, Africa. With over 15 years of experience in executive search and strategy and leadership consulting, Excellia Capital Humain is led by managing partner Ines Bouharb. Her firm has led executive search projects from the C-suite to senior professionals across several industries including engineering, IT, FMCG, power supply and many others. Excellia Capital Humain also offers expertise in talent management services such as assessments, training and executive coaching.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media