March 6, 2014 – EMA Partners International has appointed Chris Hardy as its global chairman. Mr. Hardy has served on EMA Partners’ executive committee and held the vice president of finance role for the last four years. He founded EMA Partners South Africa in 2004. Prior to that he held senior positions with Deloitte Consulting, Vendall (Pty) Ltd and the Coca Cola Company. “Having served on the executive committee for a number of years, I have a clear understanding of our organization and a special appreciation of the remarkable individuals who lead the offices that comprise our global partnership,” said Mr. Hardy. Assisting Mr. Hardy are Alberto Miranda (VP finance and regional chairman EMEA), Chris Pantelidis (VP marketing), Jean Raymond (VP partner development and regional chairman of the Americas), K Sudarshan (VP business development and regional chairman of Asia-Pacific). EMA Partners International conducts local, regional and global executive search assignments for top corporations around the world with 40 offices in six continents.