Amrop Strengthens Footprint in Australia

Amrop Strengthens Footprint Australia

February 12, 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 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.

The European and U.S. entities of Carmichael Fisher will remain independent.

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.

“Executive Search markets are witnessing increasing globalization and mobility amongst executives and we are excited about the opportunities that joining forces in Australia with the Amrop Partnership brings,” said Mr. Khan. “Being part of a truly global group that is very much aligned to our culture and values will significantly enhance our offering and strengthen capability across executive search, leadership advisory and board services.”

Amrop Carmichael Fisher’s focus is on senior management, executive and board positions in consumer & retail, education, energy & infrastructure, financial services, government/public sector, health & life sciences, industrial, professional services, and technology, media & digital.

“This addition significantly strengthens our capabilities across the Asia Pacific region,” said José Leyún, CEO of Amrop. “As executive chairman, Michael Markiewicz has a successful track record of more than 30 years in the executive recruitment industry and a true international mindset. Jamal’s leadership is a reflection of the company’s forward-looking succession planning and a commitment to continued growth.”

The addition of Amrop Carmichael Fisher brings Amrop’s Asia Pacific footprint to nine offices in Australia, China, Philippines, Singapore and South Korea.

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Continued Global Growth

Amrop has undergone a wave of growth over the past year. It 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.

In March, 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 Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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