ECI Group Adds New Member Firm in India

October 1, 2021 – ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added Stellar Search in India as its newest member firm. “With Stellar Search, ECI will add to its portfolio one of India’s most prolific independent firms, allowing their global clients on-ground access to executive search services in this fast-growing economy,” ECI Group said in a statement.

The chairman of the ECI Group, Marcus Meyer, said: “We are delighted with our expansion in India and in welcoming Stellar Search to our network. We have a new member that is highly respected in this market; Shailja Dutt and her team, who really make a difference in adding value to their clients, will undoubtedly add to our strength in the region and with her high caliber team, ECI Group will have strong capabilities in the Indian market. We will keep on providing the highest level of quality for our clients, thanks to tight cooperation between our 19 offices in 11 countries.”

Founded in 2002, Stellar Search is a global leadership advisory firm and specialists in leadership talent acquisition. The firm has experience in the Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern and African markets.

“We at Stellar Search look forward to our association with ECI and building a strong collaboration with like-minded organizations and leaders,” said Dr. Dutt, managing director and chairman of Stellar Search. “I am delighted to provide our clients access to on-ground leadership advisory services in the markets serviced by the ECI network and the thought leadership provided by our collective.”

The ECI Group is a global network comprising independent companies in retained executive search and leadership consulting. Founded in 1969, ECI via its members’ local teams works closely with clients’ leadership to create research and leadership consulting strategies, tailored to fit every individual mandate.

Recent Growth

The ECI Group recently added four new member firms in Morocco, Czech Republic, Spain and France. “We are delighted to strengthen our capabilities with such well-referenced partners and to expand our reach across the globe by adding our first partnership in the fast-growing African continent,” said Mr. Meyer.

In Casablanca, Morocco, Alides Africa joins the ECI Group with Mehdi El Idrissi serving as its managing director. “We are proud and excited to become the wings of ECI Group in North Africa and we are looking forward to a very successful cooperation that benefits our mutual clients,” said Mr. El Idrissi. “In this challenging period, Alides brings ECI Group closer to Africa, an area which is at the heart of tomorrow’s growth.”

In Prague, Czech Republic, the ECI Group added Recruit CZ, which is led by Markéta Šveda, managing director. “We are happy to join ECI Group again,” said Ms. Šveda. “Mainly in these difficult times. We believe that our international clients will appreciate our strong and professional network.”

In Madrid, Spain, EuroGalenus joins the ECI Group with Luis Truchado as the firm’s managing director. “We are extremely excited to join a first-class network with such an impressive group of talented professionals,” said Mr. Truchado.

In Paris, France, the ECI Group added Aperlead. Xavier Tandonnet leads the firm as managing director. “Aperlead is very proud to join such a prestigious international network,” said Mr. Tandonnet.

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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