Alexander Hughes Names President of Recruiting Subsidiary

October 12, 2018 – Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations.

Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.

Didier Simon de Bessac was recently named president of Managers by Alexander Hughes, a subsidiary of Alexander Hughes.  Managers by Alexander Hughes specializes in searches for key managers, specialists and high potential future leaders.

Mr. Simon de Bessac will lead the teams of consultants whose expertise covers all sectors of activity and coordinate the international development of the brand, the firm said.

“I feel confident that Didier will successfully lead and further develop our brand starting an exciting new chapter for Managers by Alexander Hughes,” said Julien Rozet, CEO of Alexander Hughes Group.

Mr. Simon de Bessac has held several senior management positions and has acquired a unique blend of knowledge in corporate strategy, human resources management and business development, said the firm. He has 15 years of experience in search, during which he has led teams of consultants and conducted executive search assignments for leader companies.


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Mr. Simon de Bessac has also served as commercial director for a market leader in professional training. More recently, he has held a key role in general management for Alliance du Commerce, an organization of French retail companies.

Growing Global Firm

For more than 30 years, Managers by Alexander Hughes has specialized in identifying and recruiting rising talent across all industry sectors. With offices throughout EMEA, Managers by Alexander Hughes gives clients access to full executive search services in helping to identify hard-to-find functional or industry managers and specialists, and fast-rising, high-potential professionals.

Alexander Hughes, headquartered in Paris, has more than 120 consultants operating in 10 sectors, ranging from financial services and technology to life sciences, industrial manufacturing and consumer markets. The firm, founded in 1957, has more than 54 offices.

Late last year, Alexander Hughes named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region and Nicolas Musy as managing partner for Greater China. Mr. Tolstoj Hansen joined the Alexander Hughes Group in 2009 to establish the Danish office. In his 20 years of working in executive search, his assignments have largely revolved around cleantech, mechanical engineering, electronics and construction industries, the automotive and transportation industries, as well as within environment, recycling, energy, IT and telecommunications.

Mr. Musy holds extensive experience in executive search, a proven expertise in several industries, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market. Beyond his work for Alexander Hughes, he is the co-founder of China Integrated, a solution provider dedicated to support international companies to successfully establish and develop their business in China.

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

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