Amrop Adds Member Firm in Singapore

July 19, 2017 – Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 80 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. It recently added Singapore-based executive search firm Reed Hamilton as a member firm.

Founded in 2011 and led by Jason Reed Wagner, the firm currently has six consultants and offers professional and retained executive search experience in financial services, technology, consumer & retail, life sciences, private equity, hospitality & gaming and industrials.

“We are delighted at the opportunity to join the Amrop partnership, a globally recognized leader in executive search, board and leadership services,” said Mr. Wagner, managing partner of Reed Hamilton. “We are proud to carry the Amrop brand and see it as a validation of the work we have been doing with our clients since 2011. We are convinced that Amrop’s vast global network of like-minded professionals, well-structured and abundant practice resources and deep industry insights will significantly increase our value, extend our reach for our clients and ultimately, help us pursue new levels of excellence across our practice groups and service offering.”

José Leyún, CEO of the Amrop Partnership, said he expects Reed Hamilton to quickly become an integral player in the partnership. “Reed Hamilton brings to the Amrop partnership everything we seek in terms of ambition, agility, sectorial expertise, and most importantly, client-centricity,” he said. “Under Jason’s leadership, and located in a critical regional hub, the team is set to be a clear contributor to Amrop’s expansion and positioning in APAC – a part of the world in which we continue to invest as one of the foundations of our strategic growth.”

The Singaporean economy is known as 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, including Singapore Telecommunications, Singapore Technologies Engineering, Keppel Corporation, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Development Bank of Singapore, and United Overseas Bank.

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 Continued Global Growth

Amrop has undergone a wave of growth recently. The organization just added New York-headquartered Industrial Search Partners (ISP) as a member firm. ISP will lead Amrop’s retained executive search services in the industrial, infrastructure and energy sectors for the U.S. The firm specializes in targeted talent acquisition dedicated to industrial manufacturing and services, transportation, supply chain & logistics, aerospace, automotive and the oil & energy sectors. Over the last two decades, ISP has placed more than 250 candidates in executive positions across a broad segment of the market. The firm recently expanded into Pittsburgh with the addition of Sarah Stewart as a director.

Amrop also named Francis Lam as senior partner in Shanghai, spearheading the firm’s leadership consulting practice in China. Mr. Lam has been providing talent management consultancy to multi-national corporations and local companies in China and the Asia Pacific region for more than 25 years. His expertise includes executive coaching, strategic alignment and planning, strategic visioning and missioning, organizational transformation including M&A, and sales productivity & performance enhancements.

In March, the firm added new partners in Sweden, Seoul and Miami. Gabriella Jonsson joined as a partner in Stockholm. She works with the rest of the partner team to contribute to the revitalization of the executive search and leadership services industries in the Nordics and beyond. Ms. Gabriella joined Amrop from McKinsey & Company, where she held the role of recruiting manager, Sweden.

Fred Chang-Hyun Jo joined Amrop as a partner in Seoul. He has worked in the executive search industry since 1997. For the last 20 years, Mr. Chang-Hyun has built his experience across a wide range of industries, with particular emphasis in the technology & media, industrial, consumer & retail, financial services and professional services sectors. He has been particularly successful in working with clients under challenging circumstances, including restructurings, turnarounds and start-ups. He previously served as head of quality assurance at Heidrick & Struggles’ Seoul office.

Steven Bandel joined Amrop as a partner in Miami. He is the former co-chairman of the Cisneros Group, one of the largest privately held media, entertainment, telecommunications and consumer products organizations in the Hispanic world.

Amrop also recently strengthened its staff with the addition of five new recruiters to its global team. Jan Derk Bauerman was named principal and head of the firm’s real estate practice in Germany. Pablo Cavero was hired as a partner in Madrid. Carmine Coccorese joined the firm as a partner in Milan and is a member of Amrop’s global leadership services practice. Saša Fajmut has been named as a director, leadership services, in Ljubljana. Fadwa Mushtag joined Amrop as a consultant in Jeddah.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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