EMA Partners Expands to Lisbon and Kiev

November 20, 2019 – EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has expanded its presence in the EMEA region with the additions of new offices in Lisbon and Kiev. The office in Lisbon is led by managing partner Rui Guedes de Quinhones, while the Kiev office is led by managing partner Uliana Morokhovska.

Mr. Guedes de Quinhones has extensive experience in executive search and leadership & organizational assessment across several industries, including consumer, retail & services, technology, marcom, government & not-for-profit, healthcare and financial services. He is highly passionate about social causes, he is also president of the Portuguese Association of Cycling Without Age in Portugal, a popular movement started in 2012.

Ms. Morokhovska is a seasoned executive search practitioner with experience in sectors including technology, telecom, life sciences and consumer goods in the CEE region. She is a certified assessor in designing and conducting assessment & development centers for leadership teams.

“I am looking forward to expanding our reach in line with our clients’ requirements and needs, and will further enhance my office’s capabilities to offer executive search and value-added services to clients, leveraging the expertise of the EMA Partners’ global organization,” said Mr. Guedes de Quinhones.

“It’s the right time for EMA Partners to establish a presence in Ukraine,” said Ms. Morokhovska. “Together we can bring best-in-class leadership talent to our clients. I look forward to working with my EMA Partners colleagues in the EMEA region.”

“We are delighted with our expansion into Portugal and Ukraine,” said Sylvie Vercruysse, EMA Partners regional chair: EMEA. “Uliana and Rui are well respected in the region and their addition will add to our ability to seamlessly cover these markets.”

Expanding Global Footprint

Since 1988, EMA Partners has partnered with multinational corporations, governments and not-for-profit organizations across a variety of industry sectors and functional areas. It has more than 40 offices on six continents, and the firm continues to expand globally.

Just recently, EMA Partners strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening new offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The organization added Janet Lee in Hong Kong as managing partner, and Danny Zhang and Kathy Zheng as managing partners in Shanghai and Beijing. Both Mr. Zhang and Ms. Zheng are veteran executive search consultants with established China practices across the manufacturing, consumer, luxury, digital and internet sectors. Their experience spans large local and multinational corporations.


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In May, the organization strengthened its presence in India with the addition of Aravind Sridharan as client partner to lead the technology and digital practice for the firm in the region. EMA also brought in Udai Raina as associate director to lead the digital and IOT practice in India. “Aravind and Udai strengthen EMA Partners’ technology and digital practice in the region,” said Mr. Sudarshan. “With their experience, they bring with them an in-depth understanding and global perspective of the industry to EMA Partners which will help address our client needs in the fast-growing leadership talent market in this sector.”

EMA Partners also recently strengthened its presence in the Americas with the addition of new office in in Bogota, Colombia with the induction of Natalia Godoy Duenas of Consultores Organizacionales S.A.S. Ms. Godoy Duenas, who becomes a managing director at EMA Partners, has significant experience in managing executive search engagements for leading local and multinational companies in the Latin American region.

“We are very excited to have Natalia with us and immensely positive about her taking EMA Partners forward in this rapidly growing region, and we wish her the best in her new leadership role,” said Chris Pantelidis, regional chairman, Americas, EMA Partners.

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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