February 20, 2019 – Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, bring in new recruiters and open new locations. Recently, Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes expanded in Mexico City with the opening of a new office in Monterrey.
The Mexican team will report to Adolfo Cruz, who was recently appointed managing partner Mexico. Mr. Cruz is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in high-level executive search, a proven expertise in several industries, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the Mexican market.
Under his leadership, his team of search professionals is charged with accelerating Alexander Hughes’ growth in the Mexican market and create new synergies with other group offices in the industry market, the firm said.
“The decision to strengthen our presence in Mexico and open a second office in Monterrey was a logical step in our business growth strategy in the Americas,” said Julien Rozet, CEO of Alexander Hughes Group. “Some of our key clients are based in this region and it’s critical that we meet them where they most need us so that we are able to work with them most effectively.”
“Focusing on Mexico is part of our strategy and our commitment to have a robust Latin America region,” said Miguel Codina, member of the executive board and head of the firm’s Spain and Latin America efforts. “Mexico has strong ties with Spain and the U.S. Consequently, reinforcing our operations will spark additional business opportunities to collaborate for our offices there. I am very excited to welcome Adolfo on board, I am sure that his drive and business acumen will be key to accelerate our growth in the region.”
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“We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Monterrey office,” said Mr. Cruz. “Our offices are located in close proximity to some of the operations of the world’s leading industry companies. More specifically, our team will access a very large pool of stakeholders in the automotive sector as well of the business expansion for different sectors in the region, this proximity will further fuel the continued growth of our global expertise.”
Growing Global Firm
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 upwards of 50 offices.
Recently, Alexander Hughes made leadership changes in its operations in Kuala Lumpur by adding Narinder Kaur as managing partner. The Malaysian office was established two years ago. It is one of the firm’s six offices in Asia Pacific along with Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Sydney and Singapore. Ms. Kaur is charged with further developing Alexander Hughes’ footprint in Malaysia through the identification of new business opportunities, in close collaboration with Rakesh Sood, a veteran professional recently appointed as client partner.
“Our global clients are very upbeat about expanding their businesses into Southeast Asia and Kuala Lumpur is the ideal strategic location to accompany them in the region,” said Mr. Rozet. “Having a highly skilled local team is a great asset both for our company and our clients.”
Didier Simon de Bessac was also 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. 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.
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