May 17, 2021 – Horton Group International recently elected Maneesh Ajmani as its chairman of the board. “Having been a member of the board for some time, I have seen the organization grow from strength to strength in recent years, and I am confident that we will continue to build the Horton brand and our global reach in the coming years,” said Mr. Ajmani. “I feel very fortunate to be working with a strong team of partners, who are dedicated to creating the most impactful teams for our clients.”
“With a COVID vaccine in place, the future for businesses seems to be looking more settled and predictable,” Mr. Ajmani said. “COVID has had long term impact on most industries and led to a pressing need for digital transformation for many of our clients. While our clients work through their responses to these changes and build their strategies for the ‘new normal,’ as a global and digitally enabled firm, we continue to collaborate and carry out searches to the highest of standards. During these unprecedented times, we have re-aligned our services so that Horton International continues to be of value, helping our clients weather the storm. As a group, we remain committed to providing the highest quality information, advice and services in our industry.”
Mr. Ajmani has over 25 years’ experience working across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He has worked with companies in a variety of industry sectors and has spent the past over 15 years in the Middle East helping regional companies enhance shareholder value. His clients include large private conglomerates, public listed companies as well as multi-billion dollar multinationals with a presence in the Middle East.
Prior to his role at Horton International, Mr. Ajmani held several senior management roles within private equity, investment banking and financial advisory at GIB, KPMG and Credit Suisse.
Recently named among the prestigious Hunt Scanlon Media’s Global 40 Executive Search Companies, Horton International is a global retained executive search firm with more than 40 offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The firm works in close tandem with clients’ internal staffing organizations and line managers. Horton offers solutions to recruiting and resourcing challenges for a diverse range of organizations, from small, privately held start-ups to leading global corporations.
Horton International UK recently expanded with the addition of Emma Whittle as partner in its global healthcare practice. Ms. Whittle brings to the team over 20 years’ experience within search and talent acquisition. She focuses on searches for senior executive leaders, board and sub-board members, both interim and permanent hires, for pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostics companies. She has recruited for publicly held and private organizations across EMEA, with focus in technology and life sciences.
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Prior to joining Horton International, Ms. Whittle served as principal, talent acquisition EMEA at Veritas Technologies, Established in 1991, Horton International UK is a founding partner of Horton Group International Ltd., a global executive search partnership with over 40 international offices. It focuses on the following sectors: life sciences, pharmaceutical, medical devices, transport and transformative technologies, digital and consumer goods, and not-for-profit.
Last year, Horton added Dafydd Wright as managing partner of its global healthcare arm. Beginning his career as a research scientist for the biotechnology and brewing industries, Mr. Wright brings more than 18 years’ experience of international life sciences resourcing to the role, including 12 years in both consultant and management roles for a global, executive-level interim management service. “Despite these challenging times, Horton International’s portfolio grows as we continue to identify highly-qualified candidates for specific senior-level positions,” said Mr. Wright. “Our retained search service is justly renowned for the quality and performance of our candidates and this is testament to the drive, commitment and quality of our hiring and talent advisory teams.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media