October 7, 2016 – Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 76 offices in 54 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, and the Americas, has expanded its staff with the addition of five new recruiters to its global team of search consultants.
Lanre Fisher becomes the managing partner for Amrop West Africa. He also serves as head of the firm’s private equity practice group in Johannesburg and is responsible for providing advisory and senior level recruitment for investment banking and private equity clients. Mr. Fisher was previously based in the U.K. where he spent 10 years working with financial services clients in the U.K. and central Europe. He continues to work with companies with an investment and growth agenda in Africa to identify Africans in the diaspora as well as local talent. His executive search experience spans a variety of sectors and functional areas, and he has built particular expertise in managing complex and highly sensitive international search mandates. Previously, Mr. Fisher was a manger with recruiting firm WBRS.
Janine Dacon joins Amrop as a partner in Johannesburg where she focuses on the healthcare and industrial sectors. Her recruitment experience spans C-suite and senior engineering and technical hires in power generation, mineral processing & mining, media, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare. She was previously a partner with JD Consulting. Prior to joining the executive search industry, she spent 12 years in IT solutions and management consulting.
Sebastián Reyes has been named a partner in Santiago, Chile. He has more than 20 years of experience in the FMCG sector, where he held a number of senior leadership positions for Unilever in local, regional and global roles. His last position at Unilever was senior vice president marketing operations in its Americas Business Group. Since 2011, Mr. Reyes has acted as a business advisor for a wide range of industries, including FMCG, wholesale, retail, mining and agribusiness.
Amrop has appointed Willem Ledeboer as a partner in Amsterdam. He also becomes a member of the firm’s global financial services practice, focused on banking, asset management, insurance, private equity and fintech. Mr. Ledeboer started his career in banking at ABN AMRO, where he held management positions in commercial and wholesale banking. He then moved to ABN AMRO Brussels as head of integrated energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, later returning to the Netherlands as regional director Rotterdam for Fortis Commercial Banking and then general manager of commercial banking for The Netherlands, Scandinavia and China. Prior to joining Amrop, he was CEO of ProDelta, a family owned company in logistics, real estate and private equity.
Sandy McKenzie becomes head of the firm’s industrial and infrastructure practices of Amrop U.K. He brings strong country and international experience advising boards and HR executives, working with clients across the aerospace & defense, automotive and construction sectors. He has worked on a number of the U.K.’s largest infrastructure programs in transport, defense, nuclear and renewable energy, recruiting functional heads and leadership teams at the director and board level. Prior to joining Amrop, Mr. McKenzie spent eight years as a senior partner and head of aerospace & defense and transport & infrastructure at boutique executive search firm The McLean Partnership.
Continued Global Growth
Over the summer, Amrop named Deepak Dalal as a member of its India industrial practice and leader of its automotive & engineering vertical; Winnie Chiu as an associate partner in Hong Kong; José Manuel as a consultant in Mexico City; and Jorge Milberg as a partner in Lima.
In April, Amrop also added five new search consultants. They include: Sandra de Bruijn as partner in Amrop’s Amsterdam office and a member of the firm’s professional services practice group; Anabel Galarza as a partner in Ecuador; Claudia Paladino as a partner in Italy; Roland Theuws as a partner in Amsterdam; and Mircea Tiplea as a partner in Romania.
Earlier this year, Amrop named Murat Ayberk and Gregor Handler as senior consultants in Vienna, Damjan Kozjak as a director in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tamal Kumar as a principal in Mumbai and leader of its process manufacturing practice, Diana Rake as a partner in Lima, and Olivier Reynaud as a partner in Paris.
Amrop also recently welcomed Anhalt Executive Search in Germany as its newest member firm. With offices in Berlin, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Munich, this latest Amrop member is a newly-created firm led by Sabine von Anhalt, Annika Farin and Ulrich Beckendorff, all established practitioners in executive search, leadership and board consulting.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media