November 7, 2017 – EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has elected Alberto Miranda as its global chairman.
Mr. Miranda has served on EMA Partners International’s executive committee and held the position of vice president of finance. He joined EMA Partners Spain in 1997. Mr. Miranda has more than 20 years’ experience in executive search, undertaking senior management assignments across a range of sectors including consumer goods, retail, financial services, and industrial. He has been a visiting professor, and has served as the chairman of the alumni association at Universidad de Navarra.
“Having served on the executive committee for several years, I am looking forward to working with my new executive committee and our global partners to continue to grow and build our organization,” said Mr. Miranda. “We have a unique value proposition and I believe that our firm will continue to provide our clients with unparalleled service satisfying all of their executive talent requirements across the globe.”
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Assisting Mr. Miranda on the executive committee are Chris Hardy (vice president of finance and legal), K. Sudarshan (VP of marketing), Dick Sbarbaro (VP business development and professional standards) and Philippe Eyer (VP of partner development).
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.
Recently, the organization opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office is led by A Ramachandran (Rama). He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner at EMA Partners India, where he leads the industrial, consumer and retail practices. He has significant experience leading executive search assignments in various industries across India and the region.
This spring, EMA Partners formed a joint venture with Decision Dynamics AB, a global provider of solutions for leadership and talent management. The organization now has access to Decision Dynamics’ tools, which it will deploy across its leadership search engagements, and also through its leadership consulting practice, to offer solutions to clients in leadership development, performance management, engagement and retention, and identification of high potential talent.
The firm recently opened a new office in London, adding managing partners Alison Ryan and Phil Sharp, who together have more than 35 years experience in executive search. Ms. Ryan has assisted organizations across market sectors to identify executive talent for a range of functions, including finance, sales, operations and marketing. She also advises start-ups on recruitment strategies, and assists venture capitalists with board selection. Mr. Sharp began his career in executive search and continues to work alongside many international organizations and global brands.
EMA also opened two new offices in South America, with new locations in Santiago, Chile, and Lima, Peru, which came with the additions of TestaNova and Pera Consultores. Antonia Errázuriz is one of the founding partners of TestaNova, a firm that has served Santiago and the Chilean market for seven years, specializing in the areas of industrial, consumer, retail and financial services. The two offices join an expanding partnership of search firms in South and Central America, and six offices in North America.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media