November 23, 2020 – AltoPartners, an international alliance of boutique executive search and leadership consulting firms, has expanded its global footprint with the addition of Moroccan search firm Seeliger y Conde Morocco. Headed by Javier Canals, a multilingual search consultant and executive advisor, the firm is based in Casablanca and covers the North Africa region.
“We have a significant track-record of actual experience and expertise on the ground across the African continent having worked in over 20 African countries,” said Stephen Dallamore, global chairman of AltoPartners. “Through our global partners we understand the local country nuances and are effectively able to meet our clients’ specific needs, offering them local market insights, strategic advisory services and sourcing the right local talent to drive their business strategies forward in Africa. Our strategic alliance growth has afforded us the opportunity to partner with firms who share our passion, our business goals, and most importantly our values. Welcome to Javier and team,” he said.
“We are delighted to be part of the AltoPartners global alliance of executive search partners,” said Mr. Canals. “Being part of AltoPartners is a significant step in our commitment to Africa, strengthening our footprint on the continent. This strategic partnership comes at a challenging time where the regional reach is key for our clients’ development.”
Morocco’s economy, governed by supply and demand, is considered relatively liberal. Tourism, which is focused on the country’s coast, culture and history, is one of its most important sectors. The services sector accounts for more than half of GDP, and industry, made up of mining, construction and manufacturing, contributes an additional quarter of the GDP. The top growing industries are tourism, telecoms, information technology and textiles.
“The addition of Morocco to the AltoPartners alliance solidifies the African continent and Middle East coverage and provides on-the-ground support in Angola, Morocco, Mozambique, South Africa and United Arab Emirates – coverage that also extends to neighboring African and Middle Eastern countries,” the consortium said. Through these firms, AltoPartners offers clients support in Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.
With 58 offices in 34 countries, AltoPartners maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
In September, AltoPartners added Colombian search firm Executive Connection. Founded in 2011, Executive Connection is a professional services firm with offices in both Bogota and Cali. The founding partners have experience working in global organizations and are able to offer a variety of executive search, talent management and board advisory solutions designed to meet the macro challenges of the organization.
“I am delighted to welcome the team from Executive Connection into the global AltoPartners family,” said Mr. Dallamore. “We continue to enhance the global reach and value of the alliance and 2020 has proven to be a significant year of growth for our alliance through the addition of partners in Mexico, Hong Kong, Spain, Morocco and now Colombia.”
AltoPartners also recently added Hong Kong-based Fowler Fox & Co, advisors to some of the world’s most respected private banks, wealth managers and family offices. Headed by Simeon Fowler and supported by Katie Brunt, managing director and head of APAC, Fowler Fox & Co strengthens AltoPartners’ presence in Asia, “and greatly amplifies our global financial services practice and international client impact,” the organization said. The addition expands AltoPartners’ footprint to 56 offices across 32 countries.
“Simeon Fowler is widely regarded as one of most experienced head hunters in the private banking sector and has earned the trust and respect of senior executives in the industry,” AltoPartners said. He has spent the last decade assisting clients to manage their global talent requirements and provide them with executive search, M&A advisory and board-level succession planning services. Mr. Fowler founded Fowler Fox & Co in 1999.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media