June 23, 2017 – IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added MEIHUNT Corporate Talent Management in Greece as its 47th member firm. It will now be known as IRC Greece.
MEIHUNT Corporate Talent Management specializes in the pharmaceutical, retail and FMCG sectors. The firm also offers coaching for leadership development and outplacement. Founder and managing director Katerina Meimaroglou is a veteran in the consumer goods sector, with a strong history of placements in supply chain, logistics, procurement, marketing, finance, HR and operations and pharmaceuticals.
“We are happy to have a new partner in Greece,” said Patrick Westerburger, president of IRC. “This will further strengthen the position of IRC in the EMEA region and bring new opportunities for our partners and clients around the world.”
Ms. Meimaroglou, who founded MEIHUNT last year, said the firm is joining IRC at a critical time for Greece. “We are confident that we are now able not only to offer our international clients a global proposition in terms of executive search and talent acquisition,” she said, “but also to nominate senior and C-level executives for international assignments to expand their careers abroad.”
“We have assembled an elite team of executives with hands-on experience and extensive knowledge across all major industries, at the very highest levels of management and operations and we are fully committed to delivering an outstanding client experience,” she added.
The Greek economy, which is mainly comprised of the service sector, tourism and industry, is classified as advanced and high-income. Forbes lists the largest companies in Greece as the Bank of Greece, Public Power, National Bank of Greece, Motor Oil, Alpha Bank, Hellenic Petroleum, EFG Eurobank Ergasias and Piraeus Bank. Greece has the 15th largest economy in the 27-member European Union.
With a growing roster of executive search firms across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia, IRC Global now has more than 300 executive search professionals in 80 offices across six continents.
Recently, it named Tom Berray, managing partner of Cabot Consultants, as its new Americas leader. Mr. Berray took over from Jane Lyons, managing partner of Rhodes Associates, who stepped down after two years as the IRC Americas regional leader. He has worked in executive search for more than 15 years.
In March, IRC named Gurdeep S. Hora as Asia Pacific regional leader. Mr. Hora founded IRC India (Synergy Consultants) in 1989 and is considered an executive search pioneer in India. He assists in the leadership needs of Fortune 500 & top Indian companies across India, Middle East & Africa.
IRC also recently added Hunter Executive Placement in Israel as a member firm. Over the last decade, Hunter Executive has established itself in matching executive talent with key positions, both locally and internationally. The firm serves a wide array of industries including the financial services, banking and technology sectors.
IRC also just gained Chile-based Inquest Consultores as a member firm. The firm, led by Pia Puebla Menne and Isabel Walker, has been a key player in the Chilean executive search and compensation management consulting sector for more than 14 years. “With our joining of IRC our clients will extend their reach across the globe,” said Ms. Menne.
IRC added Cabot Consultants and E.A. Hughes as member firms. Cabot focuses on the advanced technologies, aerospace and defense, clean technology, financial services, government services, life sciences and healthcare, not-for-profit and trade associations, venture capital and private equity sectors, professional services, and semiconductor sectors.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Chase Barbe, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media