International Executive Search Federation Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

June 22, 2018 – The International Executive Search Federation (IESF), an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Flensby & Partners International in Frederiksberg, Denmark as its newest member firm. IESF now has 80 offices located in 20 countries.

Flensby & Partners is a Nordic consultancy firm within executive search and leadership assessment working across multiple industries and sectors. Founded in 2003 and with additional offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, the firm works with Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium-sized companies.

“The uniqueness of IESF is our client servicing approach, which conveys a global reach with local knowledge,” said Normand Lebeau, global president of IESF. “We have a built a network of competent and knowledgeable international partners, all eager to provide exceptional value added service to our clients all over the world. We are honored to add Flensby & Partners to our organization as they have built an exceptional reputation as a strategic recruitment partner in the Nordic region, from my point of view they represent a natural complement to the IESF organization.”

The Nordic nations of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have a combination of high living standards and low income disparity that has captured the world’s attention, according to Investopedia. At a time when the growing gap between the rich and poor has become a political hot button in developed nations, the region known as Scandinavia has been cited by many scholars as a role model for economic opportunity and equality.


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“In a world that is becoming more and more globalized, we have been looking for an organization that has its foundation established on our set of values and principles, whereby we would be able to bring our best clients into play on a global scale,” said Morten Winther, CEO of Flensby & Partners. “This we have found in the IESF group and we are looking forward to contributing to the expansion of the group.”

Mr. Winther has more than 20 years of experience in global leadership roles within sales, marketing and change management from large companies within energy, clean tech, automotive and food industry. He also has over 10 years of board experience with growth-oriented companies.

The Nordic Region

With the strong and still growing economy in Northern Europe and in particular in the Nordic countries, the demand for top-level talent acquisition is strong and growing. This has fueled growth in the region for many search firms and consortiums in recent months. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Alexander Hughes Names Head of the Nordic Region
Paris-headquartered Alexander Hughes named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region. In his 20 years of working in executive search, Mr. Tolstoj Hansen’s assignments have largely revolved around cleantech, mechanical engineering, electronics and construction industries.

Heidrick & Struggles to Acquire Amrop Denmark
All five Amrop Denmark partners are expected to join Heidricks’ Copenhagen office as partners. With nine client-facing consultants and a total of 37 employees, the combined organization is expected to become the largest leadership advisory firm in the Danish market.

Boyden Expands In Sweden
In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, Boyden expanded in Stockholm. Peter Krenander, Rickard Ericson and Michael Rooslien will join Boyden Sweden managing partners Katarina Brixéus, Ulf Bergström, Marie Corell and Per Fornander.

NGS Global Expands Reach into the Scandinavian Region by Opening In Norway
NGS Global has expanded its reach into the Scandinavian region by opening an office in Norway. The location will be overseen by managing partners Stig-Rune Reese and Hard Olav Bastiansen. 

AIMS Added Norway-Headquartered Search Firm
AIMS International added Norway-headquartered search firm RUUD Executive. The firm is led by managing partner Tor-Egil Ruud, who has over 17 years of experience in recruitment, executive search, and leadership services from several national and international market-leading companies. 

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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