Amrop Expands in Istanbul

January 12, 2023 – Amrop, a global leadership advisory and executive search partnership, has assembled a new team in Istanbul, marking its reentry to the Turkish market. With headquarters in Istanbul, Amrop Turkiye offers executive search and leadership advisory services across C-suite, board, and senior management functions. The firm will focus on a broad range of sectors including industrial, consumer, retail, life sciences, healthcare, digital, and technology.

İrem Göğüş, who leads the organization, has specialized in working with major global brands in the consumer goods sector, built from her previous experience in European and MEA marketing and brand management roles at Reckitt Benckiser. Ms. Göğüş was previously with Boyden, where she spent almost eights years, most recently as a managing partner.

“Amrop’s vision and values are an exact match to what we, as a team, dreamed to build in Turkey,” she said. “Amrop’s strong brand reputation, its global management structure, and its agile, dynamic international team motivated us with regard to this collaboration. I firmly believe that our team’s experience of 25 years, our strong orientation towards business development, and our reputation as a trusted, quality-focused business partner will elevate Amrop’s brand value even further in Turkey. With Amrop, we will begin to support our clients in new areas and will transition into a structure that provides end-to-end succession, recruitment, and leadership advisory services at C-suite and board levels.”

“In today’s business ecosystem, where there is constant change and transformation in the global arena and where individuals and companies can succeed as far as they are able to adapt to the above, the Amrop Turkiye team is excited to help our clients prepare for that future,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop Partnership. “The Turkish economy has a strong potential to grow, gaining competitive ground in various sectors and building a vibrant economic climate trusted by international investors.”

“Currently the 18th largest economy in the world, it aims to improve its ranking year by year,” she said. “We see many opportunities and it is therefore the right moment for Amrop to re-enter the market. Now that we are on the ground again, growing and globalizing, businesses in Turkey and Azerbaijan can tap into Amrop’s strong capabilities in senior talent acquisition and assessment. Having met Irem and her team, we saw in them the entrepreneurial drive and ambition, and commitment to our shared values – which made our decision very easy. We are delighted to welcome them to our global partnership.”

Related: Amrop Elects New Board Members

Founded in 1977, Amrop advises organizations in executive search, board, and leadership services. The organization has 65 offices in 53 countries.

New Vienna Office

Amrop recently added Gabriele Gradnitzer and Sandra Schrögenauer to represent the Amrop brand and business in Austria. The executive search and leadership veterans will operate the new company under the global Amrop brand, with offices located at Karlsplatz in Vienna’s first district. They are joined by a team of six consultants and researchers offering executive search and leadership advisory services with a focus on top management functions. The firm’s clients include multinational corporations as well as medium-sized, owner-managed companies and private foundations.

Ms. Gradnitzer and Ms. Schrögenauer take over Amrop’s Austrian business from Günther Tengel, who will take on the role of international senior advisor to the firm and will accompany the business transition with selected longstanding clients.

“We are excited about this positive evolution of the Amrop brand in Austria, building on previous decades of market-leading success,” said Annika Farin, chair of the Amrop Partnership. “The new team brings a proven track record and an energized outlook to the group, as we continue to build ‘what’s next’ across Amrop’s global business. We are very pleased to be able to realize our philosophy in the best possible way with this new partnership: customized consulting at the highest level, with a personal touch, based on many years of experience and industry know-how so that our clients and candidates can continue to take center stage.”

Related: Amrop Names Global Practice Leaders

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

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