Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

September 18, 2018 – Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May.

“Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “London is an important hub for our continued EMEA growth as well as our expansion in key markets in the Americas and Asia/Pacific. Most important, she brings valuable leadership, global experience and tremendous client skills to ensure continued strategic development and growth of the practice.”

Ms. d’Arcangeli has 25 years of leadership experience, including 15 years in consulting and nearly a decade in executive search across Europe and the Middle East. She possesses a strong track record in multi-territory and international searches for senior cross-functional roles, including non-executive and executive board members and operational leaders in industrial, petrochemicals and FMCG. She also has extensive expertise working with multinational companies to drive growth through strategic leadership consulting and organizational development.

“Boyden is well-known as a truly consultative partner that understands the challenges and opportunities of our clients,” said Ms. d’Arcangeli. “By adapting and diversifying our own approach we are able to consistently support their objectives with talent, delivering sustainable success. I look forward to working closely with our partners across the globe to further build our market-leading position and key subsector distinction.”

Comprised of some 90 senior partners worldwide, Boyden’s industrial practice is focused on areas of expertise within broad groups including natural resources, the built environment, industrial services, manufacturing and automotive.

Expansion Plans

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. Here are some related news items from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Boyden added Morten Winther and Henrik Harbo as managing partners to lead its Denmark operations working in both Copenhagen and Aarhu. Additionally, Marika Grote will serve as a principal and head of research. All three came to Boyden from Flensby & Partners.

Boyden relaunched its Budapest operations with the addition of Judit Szalóky Tóth as a partner in Hungary. Ms. Szalóky Tóth has more than 20 years’ experience in executive roles and more than a decade in C-suite business consulting at high-level globally listed companies, providing counsel to more than 100 local and international clients.

Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Datalogic.

Boyden strengthened its global social impact search practice with the additions of Jessa Chupik and Nick Chambers as partners. Ms. Chupik is a higher education and public-sector recruitment expert. She has made hundreds of senior placements, primarily in the public and not-for-profit sectors, having recruited across Canada’s top universities and colleges, governments and NGOs.

Boyden strengthened its global industrial practice in the U.K. with the additions of Claire Lauder and Francesca d’Arcangeli. Both focus primarily on the industrial sector. Ms. Lauder joins as a partner in Boyden’s U.K. interim management. Ms. d’Arcangeli joins Boyden U.K. as a managing partner.

The firm named Robert Travis, managing partner of Boyden United States and Canada, as its global industrial practice leader. He assumed the practice leadership from Armin Meier, managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, who led Boyden’s global industrial practice for six years. Mr. Travis, who previously served three terms as a Boyden global board member, has more than 20 years experience in leadership consulting.

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, Boyden announced an expansion in Stockholm. Peter Krenander, Rickard Ericson and Michael Rooslien will join Boyden Sweden managing partners Katarina Brixéus, Ulf Bergström, Marie Corell and Per Fornander as part of the firm’s continued expansion in Northern Europe.

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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