November 10, 2020 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has elected Vanessa Dalas and Michel Grisay as board directors, EMEA. “As I enter the last year of my three-year term as chair, it is great to know that the organization is supported by such strong professionals as Vanessa and Michel,” said Todd Hohauser, global chair of IIC Partners. “I have had the pleasure of working and interacting with them for years; I know our members, and in turn, our clients, will benefit from their participation in our organization.”
Ms. Dalas is a partner at Progress in Paris, France. With a focus on the financial services industry, she works with clients to fill executive search positions in insurance. Ms. Dalas has been working with Progress since 2008. She began her career as a business lawyer at RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité) providing legal services in all areas of business and corporate law before joining the executive search firm Singer & Hamilton.
“I am excited to work alongside my colleagues and benefit from their different perspectives,” Ms. Dalas said. “We are currently facing unprecedented challenges and it is crucial for us to expand our expertise and learn from each other to face the changes our businesses and societies are going through.”
Mr. Grisay is a partner at Hoffman & Associates in Brussels, Belgium. He puts a high emphasis on matching hard and soft skills requirements, taking cultural dimensions into account. Mr. Grisay specializes in industry and energy, healthcare, public and not-for-profit. Before joining Hoffman and Associates in 2004, he had 20 years’ corporate experience in various management and executive roles with the International Labour Office (ILO), Solvay and ABB (Asea Brown Boveri).
“Through IIC Partners we bring a global perspective and approach to solving our clients’ needs at local and international levels,” said Mr. Grisay. “In the current challenging times this will be more than ever instrumental to their success. I am thrilled to join such a strong and diverse global board of directors to ensure IIC Partners are and remain trusted advisors to their clients.”
IIC Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consulting services. The group has 39 independently owned and managed member firms with more than 450 consultants in 42 cities across 29 countries. Areas of sector specialization include industrial, financial services, consumer and retail, energy, life sciences, technology, board, higher education, infrastructure and human resources.
IIC Partners recently added Visindi as a member. This became the 24th IIC Partners office in Europe. Visindi was founded in 2004 by Jenny Homme, Heidi Wiggen and Magne Amundsen, and immediately experienced rapid growth. Every year since 2015, Visindi has been rated the biggest executive search firm in Norway by Finansavisen, Norway’s second-largest business newspaper. Visindi now has 38 consultants in four offices across Norway, working on C-suite and board-level searches for local and multinational organizations. The firm carries out assignments at board and senior management levels across all industries in both private and public sector.
“Our rapid growth to become the largest executive search firm in Norway has been underpinned by our ethical approach to business; we prize social commitment, far-sightedness and diversity,” said Mr. Homme, managing partner. “These core values are shared by IIC Partners and membership was a natural choice for our global expansion. We are excited to share best practices, expand our cross-border activity and to work together on our shared mission for a diverse, equal and inclusive world.”
The organization began the year by adding executive recruiters Teamconsult as a member firm. Located in Prague and Bratislava, Teamconsult will substantially strengthen IIC Partners’ position in the Central and Eastern European region. Teamconsult is focused on serving international organizations with business operations or investment interests in Czechia and Slovakia. The firm’s team of senior consultants are fluent in English, German, Czech, and Slovak, and were handpicked for their specialist industry knowledge. As a team, the expert consultants cover most sectors and functions.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media