Amrop Continues Global Expansion

March 20, 2018 – Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. It recently added four new partners.

Alexandra Long joins Amrop and will lead the technology practice in Australia. She brings deep knowledge and expertise in the area, with recent experience including roles as APAC marketing director for IBM’s emerging technology practice, including areas such as digital, cyber security, analytics, and mobility. Ms. Long’s recruiting practice focused on corporates, global vendors and service providers encompassing functional, sales and operational leadership roles.

Renato Balduino has become a partner in Sao Paulo, with a professional background spanning a number of large multinational companies in the agribusiness, food industry and bioenergy sectors. His experience includes start-up projects, M&A and operations in several regions of Brazil. Mr. Balduino has led several projects in the field of human and organizational development and spent the last five years working in the executive recruitment market, with focus on the agroindustry and energy segments. Previously, he was a partner with recruiting firm EXEC.

Ravindra Bhinde joins Amrop as a partner in the firm’s industrial practice in Mumbai. He has extensive leadership and recruiting expertise in the automotive, chemicals and materials sectors. Previously, he was a senior client partner with Korn Ferry. Prior to his executive search career, Ms. Bhinde worked at a number of other companies, including Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Ciba-Geigy) where he held various local, regional and global business roles.

Omar Albatati joins the organization as a partner in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He brings more than 30 years of experience in public and private sector roles. Prior to joining Amrop, he was the governor of the Saudi Job Creation Commission. Previously, Mr. Albatati was a senior partner with Elixir Management Consultancy. In this role, Mr. Albatati also led the establishment of a government-owned organization, Takamol, the public-private partnership arm for the Saudi Ministry of Labor. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with P&G in finance and marketing across Saudi Arabia, UAE and Switzerland and was part of the team that established the corporation’s Dubai operations.

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Continued Global Growth

Amrop has undergone a wave of growth over the past year. It recently added the Australian regional entity of executive search firm Carmichael Fisher Australia to its fold. The new partner helps bring significant national presence for Amrop in Australia and strengthens the group’s capabilities across the Asia Pacific region, said Amrop. Established by Michael Markiewicz in 2002, Carmichael Fisher’s Australia business is led today by managing partner Jamal Khan. Carmichael Fisher Australia is a privately-owned firm, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne and a team of 13 partners and 14 professional staff. The firm will operate as Amrop Carmichael Fisher.

Amrop also recently gained 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.

The organization also added New York-headquartered Industrial Search Partners (ISP) as a member firm last June. ISP leads 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.

Lastly, 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.

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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