November 7, 2013 – DHR International has added Xavier Alix as executive vice president in Europe. Mr. Alix will be a member of multiple DHR International global practice groups with a specific focus on expanding the firm’s already strong presence in the European industrial, financial services, and advanced technology sectors. For the past 24 years he has been a senior figure at Odgers Berndtson having founded and been the managing partner of Odgers Berndtson, France, as well as a board member and chairman of Berndtson – the group’s European arm – where he oversaw the firm’s expansion into Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Russia and the U.K. “At DHR, we have grown a significant presence in Europe by recruiting outstanding, well established European executive search leaders, counselors and trusted advisors who are able to deliver meaningful value to our international client base. We are therefore delighted to welcome a proven senior executive like Xavier to the DHR International team,” said Frank Smeekes, DHR International board member and managing director for Europe. Founded in 1989, DHR International is headquartered in Chicago and has more than 50 offices worldwide.