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With more than 50 years of experience, we are experts in helping clients recruit, develop and retain the best leadership teams. This means we don’t just find talent – we advise senior business leaders on developing their skills, their people and their organisations.

Our clients operate all around the world, and so do we. With offices in nearly 30 countries, we combine global reach with deep local knowledge to exceed our clients’ needs – whenever, wherever, whatever. During periods of significant change, we give our clients the edge when shaping their futures.

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Signium Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Signium has expanded with the additions of partners Felipa Xara-Brasil and Joana Proença de Carvalho in Portugal and Alberto Chico in Spain. Ms. Xara-Brasil was one of the founders of Heidrick & Struggles in Portugal, where she was responsible for starting the firm’s office in Angola, leading business development in Mozambique and managing the Lisbon

Signium Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Signium U.K. has named Andrew Dawson as director of its industrial practice, Paul Surridge as global head of leadership consulting, and Dominique Graham as global head of legal and professional services. “The recognition of Paul’s international expertise in leadership consulting is a real compliment to the impact he has made in less than 12 months

Signium Names Practice Group Leaders

Executive search firm Signium U.K. has named Paul Surridge as global head of leadership consulting and Dominique Graham global head of legal and professional services. Mr. Surridge takes over the position from Kin Chong U, who remains with the firm as managing partner of Signium Management Consulting. Mr. Surridge is an experienced management consultant, specializing in talent and

Signium Expands Into Africa

Executive search firm Signium has expanded with the addition of Talent Africa in Johannesburg. Talent Africa will form part of Signium’s EMEA regional offering and membership will allow them to service international clients not only in South Africa, but also in sub-Saharan Africa. The firm plans to re-brand as Signium South Africa by July. “Talent Africa’s membership will add

Signium Opens New Office In Argentina

Executive search firm Signium has opened a new office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lead by Rubén Heinemann, SIGNIUM Argentina will provide focused executive search services across a number of industries, including industrial, financial, business & professional services, as well as oil & gas throughout Argentina. Mr. Heinemann has over 30 years of cumulative C-suite and executive recruiting experience


Signium Announces Two New Partners in Portugal

PORTUGAL, July 13, 2017 — Signium is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Partners: Felipa Xara-Brasil and Joana Proença de Carvalho. The addition of these two Partners reinforces Signium’s position in the Portuguese market, where both will lead projects in Executive Search and Leadership Services. Based in Lisbon, Felipa and Joana will be responsible for developing business and leading

Alberto Chico Joins Signium as Partner in Madrid, Spain

MADRID, SPAIN, June 30, 2017 — Signium is pleased to announce the appointment of Alberto Chico, Partner, responsible for Spain’s Leadership Advisory Services practice. Alberto will be based in Signium’s Madrid office and will strengthen the positioning of the firm in Leadership Services. Alberto has more than 13 years of experience in multinational companies where he has carried out managerial roles

Signium UK – Key New Appointment in Industrial Search, and in Two Global Practice Groups

LONDON, June 6, 2017 — Signium UK today proudly announces the appointment of Andrew Dawson as Director of its Industrial Practice; the promotion of Paul Surridge to Global Head of Leadership Consulting; and of Dominique Graham to Global Head of Legal and Professional Services. Andrew Dawson joins Signium UK with more than 20 years’ experience in Executive Search

Signium Ranked Among Forbes’ “Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2017”

CHICAGO, IL, May 3, 2017 — Forbes has ranked Signium International number 15 of 250 top Executive Recruiting firms on its “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2017” list. “The recognition by Forbes reflects our unique approach to identifying candidates that fit into all aspects of the organization” stated Ignacio Bao, Chairman of the Signium Board. “The global services

Signium Expands Global Network on African Continent with New Office in Johannesburg

AFRICA, January 9, 2017 — As from 1 December 2016 Talent Africa became a member of Signium. Formed in 1951 in the US, Signium is an international executive search firm specialising in talent management that has 46 offices in 30 countries. Talent Africa will form part of Signium’s EMEA Region and the membership will allow them to service