Amrop Names Head Leadership Services for the Adriatic Region

December 4, 2019 – Global recruiting organization Amrop expanded with the addition of Ksenija Štrekelj as leadership services manager for the Adriatic region. She will be based at Amrop Adria in Ljubljana.

Ms. Štrekelj has a senior HR profile with proven background as a talent acquisition and development expert with extended knowledge of HR solutions. She has over 10 years of experience in HR, where she built her career predominately within an international company specialized in recruitment and HR solutions. During this time, she developed from a recruiter to director of professional staffing in the Adriatic region and talent development director.

Ms. Štrekelj’s most recent role prior to joining Amrop was professional staffing director with the Adecco Group, where she led 30 consultants and was responsible for the shaping, establishment and implementation of a professional recruiting strategy in the Adriatic region. She also has experience in talent acquisition, talent assessment, talent development, career transition, change management, 360-degree analysis, team and leadership analysis, HR strategy and operations, competency models and coaching.

At Amrop, Ms. Štrekelj will lead leadership services for the Adriatic region, working on leadership assessment and leadership development projects.

Growing Consortium

Amrop has undergone a wave of growth over the past year. In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, it recently opened a new office in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Gothenburg team will focus on developing Amrop’s presence in Western Sweden, especially serving clients within the region’s strong industrial zone. The move increases Amrop’s Nordic presence to six offices in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

In June, the consortium appointed Federico Cuneo as CEO and chairman of its executive board. He replaced José I. Leyún as CEO. As an executive board member of the Amrop Partnership, and a partner and director of Amrop Peru, Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador since 2005, Mr. Cuneo brings organizational experience, entrepreneurial energy and a global perspective to the role. Mr. Cuneo’s career spans more than three decades of leadership, development and management experience, across banking, manufacturing and financial consulting as general manager, managing director and CFO roles.


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Amrop also recently introduced its new team in Italy led by managing partners Antonio Pellerano and Walter Gai, and supported by partners Alessandra Fogola, Claudia Paladino and Marcella Accorinti. The team, which is called Amrop Italy, provides a full range of senior recruitment and leadership services to companies in the industrial, financial services, life sciences, consumer and retail, media and digital/technology sectors.

“We are excited to announce the formation of this dynamic Italian organization at the heart of our global partnership,” said Mr. Leyún. “The highly-qualified consultants each bring deep sector knowledge and a well-established presence in the Italian market. This is a diverse team with a broad practice, providing world class service to clients and candidates, thus strengthening Amrop’s position in Italy and across Europe.”

Lastly, the consortium expanded with the addition of talent management veteran Pauline Houlihan as a partner in Ireland. Ms. Houlihan joins Amrop from international professional services firm RGP, an international professional services firm, where she spent 12 years as talent management director, focused on the acquisition, management and deployment of senior executive, cross functional, project consultants across Ireland and Europe.

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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