March 13, 2017 – IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has appointed 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.
Mr. Hora has worked in many countries as CEO and COO, leading business operations as well as consulting for hundreds of plants and corporate offices around the world. He has been a member of the HR experts committee of many industry bodies, an invitee member of the prestigious IIT Senate, a past president of the IIT Alumni Association, and an advisor to many think tanks and business schools.
“Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region within our global alliance,” said Patrick Westerburger, president of the IRC executive board. “With our presence in 85 cities in 45 countries we’ll be able to attract the most talented leaders for our clients in every conceivable sector.” Under the leadership of Mr. Hora, he said, “IRC Global Executive Search Partners will keep expanding in the APAC region to more countries, thus ensuring that our clients stay ahead of their competition.”
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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, IRC added Hunter Executive Placement in Israel as a member firm. Over the past 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 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.
IRC also added Cabot Consultants and E.A. Hughes as member firms. Cabot is based in McLean, VA and led by managing partner Tom Berray. The firm focuses on the advanced technologies, aerospace & defense, clean technology, financial services, government services, life sciences & healthcare, not-for-profit & trade associations, venture capital & private equity sectors, professional services, and semiconductor sectors. Founded in 1991 by Elaine Hughes, E.A. Hughes serves clients in the retail and consumer apparel, home furnishings, beauty, digital, e-commerce, footwear and other industries. The firm is based in New York City.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media