July 15, 2014 – Amrop has added eight partners and consultants within its global partnership of executive search professionals. They include: Sam Aston, partner – Malmö; Dan Chan, associate partner – Hong Kong; Gregor Frey, partner – Zurich; Bob de Groot, partner – Amsterdam; Hedda Hanke, managing director – Duesseldorf; J.Y. Hong, senior partner – Seoul; Ott Karolin, partner – Tallinn; and Takaaki Naito, consultant – Tokyo. Mr. Aston is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur within the IT and service industries. He has worked with recruitment, mentorship and career coaching for the past 15 years in his role as CEO and entrepreneur for several different companies. Mr. Chan specializes in the industrial, telecommunications, medical and professional services practices, leveraging his almost 30 years’ of China and Asia Pacific regional experience in corporate/business finance and business development management. Mr. Frey focuses on executive search in the industrial and technology sectors, as well as in professional services and financial services. Mr. de Groot works across a broad range of industries with in-depth knowledge of the public sector, NGOs, not-for-profit, public and private foundations and associations. Ms. Hanke has expertise working for internationally operating technology companies, with a particular focus on mechanical and tool engineering and construction supply and equipment, and for major players in multi-channel retail and distribution. Mr. Hong joins Amrop after a 35-year career working in multinational companies and their affiliates, including JV companies, around the world. He has diverse functional experience covering sales, marketing, corporate strategy and planning, HR, finance and investment, manufacturing, supply chain and JV operation across various industries throughout the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Karolin has 20 years of experience working on senior management boards and teams operating in highly dynamic environments, with a focus on sales, marketing and HR management roles. Mr. Naito works with a range of clients focused on the financial services sector. With 84 offices in 56 countries, Amrop is a worldwide executive search consultant network.