Boyden Creates Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence

July 19, 2021 – Boyden has named Katia Pina as senior director of its newly launched Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence. “Building on her international consulting and academic experience, Katia takes on this global role with a vision to strengthen and promote Boyden’s leadership consulting services across the firm,” said the search firm. “Leadership consulting is a strategic priority at Boyden, and I am pleased to announce the creation of our Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence and delighted that Katia has accepted such an important role,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO. Through the creation of the Leadership Center, Boyden will accelerate the development of leadership skills and solutions from the combination of in-house leadership expertise, partnerships and the intersection of innovation, scientific research and industry-led knowledge. It will serve as a collective global center where tools, methods and unique leadership strategies are developed and deployed for clients.

João Guedes Vaz, global head of leadership consulting, said: “The world is changing. But what changes in leaders and organizations when the world changes? With the creation of our Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence and benefitting from Katia Pina’s extensive academic and business research, we want to develop thought leadership which will be vital to understand and address better performance to organizations.”

“I envision an ecosystem that is based on a dynamic interaction and capabilities, where individual diversity, co-creation and innovative thinking inspires and fuels bespoke leadership services,” said Ms. Pina.

Ms. Pina holds a doctorate in business and innovation management from the University of Manchester and has worked in different professional contexts, including business consulting (Deloitte and pur’ple – Purpose by People, in Europe and Africa) and academia (Alliance Manchester Business School, in England, the University of Southampton – Division of Strategy and Innovation, Europe and Asia). She has a degree in social and organizational psychology and a master’s in organizational behavior. She is currently taking a specialization in coaching and psychotherapy.

Expansion Plans

Boyden, headquartered in Purchase, NY, is a leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. It continues to expand and add talent across several global regions.

Here are some related Boyden news items from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Boyden has opened a new office in Dublin which will be led by partners Kevin Keegan and Maurice Carr. Dubbed Boyden Ireland, the location will focus on executive search, interim management, and leadership consulting. “Ireland has consolidated its position as a bridgehead for Europe and has significant potential both for our existing clients and domestic Irish firms,” said Nick Robeson, managing partner of Boyden U.K. and Ireland.

Boyden has named Gilbert J. Carrara as a managing partner and Americas leader for the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. Dr. Carrara joins Boyden from Battalia Winston, where he served as a partner. Before that, he was managing director, North American healthcare practice at Nicholson International.

Boyden opened a new office in Edmonton, Alberta, led by new partner Lindsay Osmond. “Serving our many clients in Northern Alberta has always been a priority to us at Boyden,” said Robert Travis, managing partner, Boyden United States and Canada. “We are thrilled that Lindsay will lead the office, bringing her exceptional drive and business leadership to clients and colleagues throughout Canada and worldwide.”

Boyden is expanding into Greece and Cyprus, hiring Anny S. Chatzikonstantinou to lead the firm’s new location. “We know these are challenging times for people in Greece and Cyprus and Boyden does not shy away from countries experiencing adversity,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “Greece has attracted significant foreign investment in recent years. The full array of Boyden’s global capabilities is at Anny’s disposal to help her clients maintain momentum in a complex environment.”

Boyden appointed Dina Akimova as managing partner and leader of the firm’s fully integrated brand, Boyden Russia. A distinguished expert in C-level executive search, Ms. Akimova first worked with Boyden in 2016, and returns to lead the business with a team of seven, including a number of former Boyden colleagues. Fluent in Russian, English and Italian, she offers broad industry experience, with particular expertise in industry and financial services. Ms. Akimova began her search career in 2005 and also gained prior recruiting experience with Ward Howell.

Boyden added Liesl Forve, who will serve as a partner and attend to clients throughout California. Boyden has seen strong growth in the U.S., particularly on the West Coast. The firm has doubled the number of partners there in the last six months. Joining Boyden’s global industrial, social impact and human resources practices, Ms. Forve has a strong track record in enabling clients to acquire C-suite and senior-level executives. She covers finance, human resources, marketing, sales and operations leaders.

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

Share This Article


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments