“In terms of service portfolio, trusted advisorship and premium quality, Hofer Tan is an invaluable addition to our global family,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop Partnership. “As an agile and dynamic firm with a leading position in its market, the cultural fit with Amrop’s mission and values is very clear. We look forward to a successful future with our new Singapore team, reinforcing our presence in this hub of South East Asia.”
Founded in 2001 by Thomas and Cecile Hofer, Hofer Tan brings a team of highly experienced partners to Amrop, specializing in retained executive search, board search and board consulting. Conducting senior assignments across industries and functions, the firm offers particular insight into cross-cultural hiring complexities, with advisory on leadership, succession, executive consulting and development. Hofer Tan focuses on the financial services, consumer, professional services, aviation, aerospace and defense, hospitality and leisure, sport leadership, life sciences and industrial sectors.
“We are dedicated to building cross-border partnerships bridging Asia and the rest of the world,” said Cecile Hofer, founding partner of Hofer Tan. “Joining the global Amrop Partnership marks a new evolution in the breadth and depth of our offer to our clients and candidates. We are excited about the mutually beneficial opportunities this will generate.”
The Singapore economy is considered to be one of the freest, most innovative, competitive, dynamic and business-friendly anywhere. The Index of Economic Freedom ranks Singapore as the second freest economy in the world, and the Ease of Doing Business Index has ranked it as the easiest place to do business for the past decade.
Singapore’s largest companies are in the telecommunications, banking, transportation and manufacturing sectors, many of which started as state-run enterprises and are now listed on the Singapore Exchange. These include Singapore Telecommunications, Singapore Technologies Engineering, Keppel Corporation, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Development Bank of Singapore and United Overseas Bank.
Founded in 1977, Amrop advises organizations in executive search, board and leadership services. The organization has 72 offices in 47 countries.
New Global Chair
In March, Ms. Farin took on the position of global chair to lead the strategic development of Amrop’s activities in 47 countries. Oana Ciornei, Marie Högstedt, Adam Saunders and Jarle Trandokken have been elected to join the global board along with the new chair.
“I am honored to support the Amrop Partnership in our mission to deliver peerless trusted leadership,” Ms. Farin said. “Amrop is a remarkably agile, refined and intellectually-stimulating firm, an enriching and diverse group of professionals. In light of the situation that is currently being experienced across the world, we can anticipate a profound evolution in the kind of leadership needed by our clients, our candidates, and the stakeholders they serve. In particular, a more ethical, responsible and sustainable approach will be called for going forward, and Amrop is well positioned to meet that need.”
Welcoming the results of the elections, Federico Cúneo, outgoing chairman of Amrop, said: “I have been proud to serve Amrop throughout an important phase of its journey. Amrop’s new leadership team reflects the broad diversity of our global organization and I am confident that our colleagues will together ensure a vibrant new chapter for Amrop. I wish them every success as we pursue our demanding objectives.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media