October 21, 2015 – Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 83 offices in 57 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, and the Americas, has added Rita Garg as a principal in India, Lukasz Kiniewicz as a principal in Warsaw, Nicole Egeda Paustian as a partner in Copenhagen and Chandrasekar R. as a partner in India.
Dr. Garg leads the healthcare and life sciences practice in India. A clinician turned management professional, she has over 12 years of experience in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. She brings a deep understanding of the healthcare ecosystem, including business performance drivers, growth opportunities and challenges of organizations especially in a growth phase. Before joining Amrop she worked at Sakra World Hospital as VP medical strategy and business development, where she led the blueprint design for expansion strategy and medical program planning.
Mr. Kiniewicz is a member of Amrop’s global professional services and technology & media practices. He previously held senior management and executive positions in a number of high-tech and telecom companies including the CEO posts for Paymax. Prior to his operational roles, he spent more than 10 years in management consulting (A.T. Kearney, IBM, Accenture), leading projects in Europe and the Middle East. His expertise includes strategy, CRM, business processes, systems integration and project management in the telecom, high-tech, payments and e-commerce sectors.
Ms. Egeda Paustian joins Amrop from her previous role as a member of the executive management team at Taster Wine A/S, one of Denmark’s largest wine and spirits’ companies. Previously, she was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Copenhagen. At BCG, she was a member of the consumer goods, FMCG and retail practice areas. Additionally, Ms. Egeda Paustian has worked within a broad set of industries and has been involved in strategy development, performance improvement programs, restructurings and M&A processes. At Amrop, she is active within the financial services and professional services practices.
Chandrasekar R. has over two decades of experience in general management, strategy, M&A and investment management in India, China, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. Over the past eight years, he has held C-suite positions in various businesses, including Suzlon, HCC, and Paras groups. Previously, he held management roles at Cemex, Standard Chartered Bank, MashreqBank and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has closed various private equity, strategic M&A and joint venture transactions across broad geographies. At Amrop India, his areas of expertise include the infrastructure, industrial, energy and financial services sectors.
Executive recruiters are increasingly being served hiring mandates in some of the world’s least likeliest of places. To meet the demand, search firms are developing new practices, hiring new recruiters, and opening new locations, from across the Middle East to Eastern Europe. Just last month Amrop added five new search consultants in Poland, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Ukraine.
The spike in business seems to be favoring affiliated global recruiting consortiums and the well-established global players that already have beachheads in place that are close to where the new action is developing. But even they are opening new offices and adding recruiters in record numbers.
“These locations are all becoming important strategic hubs for search firms,” said Scott A. Scanlon, founding CEO of Hunt Scanlon Media. “Some have been highly restrictive and insular, while others have been backwater locations for years. But with the opening up of the EU as well as a business boom maturing along the Arabian Peninsula, markets have been opened to outside investors and that has broken the opportunities for recruitment wide open in these places.”
Mr. Scanlon said banking & financial services, high tech, healthcare, construction & infrastructure, petroleum & gas, and transportation are just some of the in-demand sectors expanding and seeking talent.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief and Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media