AIMS International Names Senior Advisor for Board Services

March 29, 2024 – Executive search consortium AIMS International has expanded with the addition oAnnika Hall as the new senior advisor for board services, bolstering its family business advisory services worldwide. “It’s an honor to welcome Annika Hall to our team at AIMS International,” said Titti Hammarling, global head of board services practice at AIMS International. “Her extensive background in family business advisory aligns perfectly with our mission to support family-owned businesses in preserving their heritage while adapting to modern challenges. Her prior collaborations with us through various initiatives give us great confidence in the value she will add to our board services.”

Ms. Hall is a renowned expert in corporate governance and succession planning, brings a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Her expertise in facilitating communication and problem-solving within family businesses will significantly contribute to AIMS International’s diverse service portfolio.

Ms. Hall’s career encompasses a range of pivotal roles, from an educator at Jönköping International Business School to a leader in a prominent Swedish accounting firm. She also establishment of her consultancy firm, Annika Hall AB.

“It is with true pleasure and excitement that I join AIMS International as senior advisor, board services,” Ms. Hall said. “I look forward to working together to give high-quality support to business families as they navigate their special challenges, such as owner- and leadership succession; crafting appropriate governance structures; securing constructive cooperation among owners, and between owners, board members and management; as well as conflict resolution.”

“My aim is to use my experience to make contributions that build on, and add value to, the vast amount of knowledge and skills in family business advising that already exists within AIMS,” she said. “I feel inspired to join this international community of advisors, where contextual knowledge about the challenges facing family businesses is, indeed, a valuable platform for shaping highly relevant advice to business families in the countries represented by AIMS.”

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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 and professional services, FMCG and luxury goods, industrial, IT and telecoms, and life sciences industries, as well as in talent management and board advisory services.

New Member Firm in Norway

AIMS International recently added HumanDrive Executive Advisors in Oslo, Norway as a member firm. HumanDrive Executive Advisors has rebranded as AIMS International Norway. “We are thrilled to officially join the AIMS International family as AIMS International Norway,” said Knut Aulund, managing partner at AIMS International Norway. This transition opens up new avenues for us to leverage the global resources and expertise of this esteemed organization, further benefiting our clients. We are excited about the opportunity to contribute to an international culture of leadership excellence and look forward to serving our clients with unwavering dedication, support, and optimism.”

“The integration of AIMS International Norway into AIMS International strengthens our position as a leading provider of leadership solutions in Norway,” AIMS said. “With our confident, approachable, informative, supportive, and optimistic approach, we are ready to make a positive impact on the Nordic business landscape.”

“The integration of HumanDrive Executive Advisors into AIMS International Norway marks a significant milestone in our journey,” the consortium said. “This development further enhances our service offerings, enabling us to deliver even greater value to our clients. With a shared dedication to excellence, AIMS International Norway is well-positioned to make a lasting impact on the Norwegian business landscape.”

Mr. Aulund has held various leadership roles internationally as well as in Norway. His experience ranges from strategic and financial advisory to leadership of multinational companies (CEO, COO/EVP) and startups. Mr. Aulund has contributed to many searches and placements of leaders and specialists over the last several years. He has also developed expertise in agile leadership and agile organizational development.

Related: AIMS International Strengthens Presence in Africa

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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