April 21, 2016 – New Jersey-based executive search firm JBK Associates International has opened an office in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of its international expansion plans. The new location, led by managing director Elaine L. Arozarena (pictured), provides the firm with access to Switzerland’s sizable life sciences community.
Ms. Arozarena is a founding partner of Global Strategic Advise Services and its sister group Global Human Capital Solutions. She has conducted more than 300 senior management assignments over the past 20 years.
Earlier in her career, she gained search experience serving as a regional managing partner with Korn Ferry and as a senior partner with Heidrick & Struggles. She also spent time with Russell Reynolds Associates.
“JBK’s Geneva office supports our commitment to delivering top service to our partners in the European community,” said Julie B. Kampf, JBK Associates’ chief executive officer and chief possibilities officer. “Elaine Arozarena’s deep search experience and understanding of diverse and multicultural organizations will strengthen the global perspective that we provide to clients in the life sciences and beyond.”
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“Our firm has partnered with great clients in many parts of the world and we have a deep expertise in Western Europe. Geneva opens the gateway and begins the process of becoming a truly global company,” said Ms. Kampf. “We can more effectively serve our clients as we strategically broaden our geographical reach.”
Switzerland has a stable, prosperous and high tech economy and is ranked as the wealthiest country in the world per capita. The country is home to several large multinational corporations, including Glencore; Gunvor; Nestlé; Novartis; Hoffmann-La Roche; ABB; Mercuria Energy Group; Cyba Speciality Chemicals; Clariant; Syngent; Basilea Pharmaceutica; Actelio; and Adecco.
JBK Associates conducts executive level searches across multiple functional areas in a broad array of industries, including consumer, retail, luxury, life sciences, healthcare, legal, finance, financial services, not-for-profit and academia. The firm has long served clients in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia as well as Europe through the firm’s U.S. offices in Englewood Cliffs, NJ; New York; and West Palm Beach, FL.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media