September 8, 2020 – EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has expanded its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with the addition of a new office in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai office is led by managing partner Santi Campanella.
Mr. Campanella and his team have extensive experience in executive search, leadership and organizational assessment across several industries, such as consumer, retail and services, technology, marcom, government, healthcare and financial services.
“It is our aim to leverage the global presence of EMA Partners and add value to our clients in the region, especially in the new world as we strive to come out of the pandemic crisis,” said Mr. Campanella, who becomes EMA Partners’ country partner for Thailand.
Mr. Campanella has been in the executive search industry for almost 20 years. With a diverse portfolio of client success across sectors, he has run his own firm, Smart Search Executive Recruitment, since 2008.
“We are delighted with our expansion in the region,” said K. Sudarshan, regional chair, Asia. “Santi and his team will undoubtedly add to our strength in the region and with his high caliber team, EMA Partners will now have strong capabilities in the Thai market.”
Thailand is newly industrialized and the economy is emerging. It functions as an anchor economy for the neighboring developing economies of Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. Substantial industries include electric appliances, components, computer components and vehicles. Forty-nine percent of Thailand’s labor force is employed in agriculture.
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.
Expanding Global Footprint
In March, EMA Partners expanded its presence in the EMEA region with the opening of new offices in Oslo and Stavanger. The Norwegian offices are led by managing partner Knut Hauge. Mr. Hauge and his team have extensive experience in executive search, leadership assessment and HR consulting across several industries, including IT/digital/telecom, energy, marcom, government and not-for-profit, financial services, infrastructure and industrial/logistics.
“We are delighted with our expansion into Norway,” said Sylvie Vercruysse, EMA Partners regional chair: EMEA. “Knut and his team are well respected in the region and their addition will add to our ability to seamlessly cover this market.”
EMA Partners also opened an office in Miami and named Mark Young as managing director to lead the new location. Mr. Young has over 30 years of executive search experience and for the past many years he has extensively engaged with multinational and local businesses in Florida. Previously, he was a director with Stanton Chase in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media