June 9, 2016 – IMD International Search Group has strengthened its presence in South America with the addition of Osser & Osser. Headquartered in São Paulo, Osser & Osser is led by Anna Luiza Osser and Patricia Osser Sales who founded the firm in 2002. It provides search services to medium and large-sized national and multinational companies, start-ups, family companies and non-profit organizations.
Active in a broad range of sectors in the industrial, services, consumer / retail / agribusiness and finance fields, Osser & Osser’s also offers leadership consulting, human capital assessment, coaching, succession planning, leadership development and onboarding; family governance; corporate governance; board advisory and strategic consulting.
Ximena Rodriguez, a partner at SommerGroup, IMD Chile, said: “Anna Luiza has an excellent background in management and human resources consulting; she has developed a fantastic reputation in executive search in Brazil with high quality standards and a personal commitment to the client and the success of each search.”
“From the beginning, there was among IMD members a unanimous support of Osser & Osser to join us, so we are all excited about this partnership with such a qualitative executive search firm,” said Dr. Matthias Mohr, IMD president and managing partner of Dr. Heimeier & Partner in Germany.
Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s 8th largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity (PPP), according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources and is projected to become one of the five largest in the world in the decades to come.
As a result, a number of other executive search consortiums have turned to Brazil to expand their networks in recent months:
- Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has added four new offices in Brazil with the addition of Technique Search. Technique Search’s talent management services include career planning & development, board and senior management assessment, and board & management counseling, which includes initial alignment of expectations and personal careers;
- Panorama, a global network of independent executive search firms with 20 offices and over 50 partners across Europe, North America and the Asian Pacific, recently added Brazil-headquartered executive search firm EXEC to its global network. EXEC was established in 2009 as a boutique consultancy; its business offerings include search & selection, and leadership & organizational advisory services. Co-managed by an advisory board, EXEC has offices in Sao Paulo, Campinas, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro;
- Agilium Worldwide, LLC elected Plongê Consultoria Capital Humano in São Paulo, Brazil, to join its network. Comprised of four founding partners and 12 consultants, Plongê Consultora is a consulting firm focused on people and management. Founder Renata Dolabella Fabrini has over 20 years of experience in executive search. Prior to co-founding Plongê, she was a partner with Fesa where she led its financial services practice in Brazil and Latin America. She also served as co-head of global financial services at IIC Partners.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media