June 14, 2016 – U.K.-based executive search firm ERSG has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany and appointed Taimur Malik as country manager.
Mr. Malik brings with him a wealth of recruitment experience gained at S3 Recruitment. During his time with S3 he successfully opened and developed four divisions, playing a highly significant part in the overall growth of the firm.
“I am tremendously excited to be joining ERSG as the country manager for Germany,” said Mr. Malik. “Having worked in Germany for the last eight years and having a comprehensive understanding of the potential yields of the German recruitment market, I look forward to leading ERSG to exponential growth and success in Deutschland.”
In addition, the firm made two senior appointments in Germany, adding Gregor Schoberth and Rene Schwanbeck. They have a combined 20 years of experience in relevant industries.
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Jim Ryan and Lucien Sullivan, ERSG directors, said: “We are delighted to welcome Taimur, Gregor and Rene to the firm. Our Hamburg office forms part of an overall international expansion strategy and development of new markets.”
Germany is the largest national economy in Europe, and the fourth largest by nominal GDP in the world. The country’s service sector makes up 70 percent of its GDP and nearly 40 percent of Fortune Global 500 companies are headquartered here. But Germany is facing severe economic prospects, as the country comes to grips with a growing immigration and migrant crisis which is expected to challenge every corner of its society, from education and healthcare infrastructure to jobs.
Well known companies in the country include Mercedes-Benz, BMW, SAP, Siemens, Volkswagen, Adidas, Audi, Allianz, Porsche, Bayer, BASF, Bosch, and Nivea. As such, it is an important base of operations for search firms, including Egon Zehnder, Spencer Stuart, Boyden, Russell Reynolds Associates, Heidrick & Struggles, DHR International and Korn Ferry.
ERSG recently opened a new office in The Netherlands. Hans Slootweg serves as country manager there. He is an experienced recruitment professional bringing with him 12 years of business management experience working within the energy and engineering sector.
“We are delighted to have opened our Dutch office and welcome Hans to ERSG,” said Mr. Ryan. “The opening of our Dutch office is a significant step forward for ERSG’s expansion into the European energy market. Along with our plans for growth in Germany and the U.S., we are very optimistic about the future.”
ERSG has expertise across a range of areas such as onshore & offshore wind energy, smart energy & utilities, well engineering, subsea & marine and power & nuclear, among others.
The firm recently signed an exclusivity agreement with Mammoet Wind to supply contract staff across Europe. Mr. Ryan said that following a successful four-year collaboration with the company, “we are now entering an exclusivity agreement and I look forward to continuing to build upon our excellent working relationship.”
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media