Kestria Appoints New President of the Executive Board; Elects New Board Members

December 18, 2023 – Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has appointed Katerina Meimaroglou as president of the executive board. In addition, the consortium elected Japheth A. Worthy representing Kestria Japan: Apex. K.K., and Monicca Yan, managing director at Kestria China & Singapore: HR Partners as executive board members. They join Ms. Meimaroglou leading Kestria Greece: MEIHUNT, Michael Kantel, Kestria Germany: Friedrichs & Partners (re-elected), and Travis Hann, managing partner of Kestria Canada & USA: Pender & Howe.

“Guided by strategic vision, driven by inclusion, built on trust, and focused on results – our path forward is one of collective achievement,” said Ms. Meimaroglou. “Together, we will deliver a future marked by progress and success for all.”

“Recognizing the appointment of our new executive board, I express deep gratitude to Rohan Carr (Kestria Australia: The Insight Group), the outgoing president, for his remarkable leadership over the past six years,” said Stepan Motejzik, Kestria global alliance director. “Under the guidance of our newly elected president, Katerina Meimaroglou, and the committed executive board, we are poised for continued success. Their dedication to fostering collaboration among our global partners is a testament to our commitment to making our clients and candidates stronger and future-ready.”

Ms. Meimaroglou has focused on executive search at senior levels, especially in the FMCG, retail and pharma industries since 2007. She has corporate experience in HR management from multinational organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, where she worked for almost six years in HR regional and marketing manager roles across Greece, Cyprus and Malta. Prior to that, she worked for British Petroleum as HR advisor.

Mr. Worthy is a consultant in the medical device team at Kestria Japan (Apex). He specializes in marketing at the senior level for global medical device companies. Mr. Worthy helps companies with their searches for healthcare professionals, such as product managers, marketing managers/directors, vice presidents, and presidents/managing directors.

Chief and founder of Kestria China & Singapore: HR Partners, Ms. Yan leads the firm’s operations for Asia, which focus on strategic leadership roles for industrial, healthcare and agriculture sector clients across Asia. She has more than 20 years of executive search and consulting experience. Ms. Yan was based in Hong Kong and Shanghai for some six years before returning to Singapore. During that period, she supported clients in their expansion in Greater China region.

Related: Kestria Adds Pender & Howe to Network

Kestria has partners in over 40 countries and 90 cities across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The consortium has completed more than 40,000 assignments for more than 4,000 clients, from game-changing start-ups to major global players.

New Member Firms

Kestria recently added Reimaginum as its newest member firm. Reimaginum is a Romanian boutique talent acquisition firm with over 45 years of collective expertise. While their recent focus has been on the technology sector, they also have market knowledge and experience in domains such as real estate, professional services, financial services, retail, agribusiness, and more.

“Technology is already an important catalyst for driving business transformation, enhancing efficiency and innovation, and so we consider to have the right blend of experience to build executive search strategies harnessing Kestria’s global presence while applying local market knowledge for optimal talent acquisition,” said Razvan Eliad, managing partner, Kestria Romania.

Kestria also recently added StautGROUP Executive Search in Brazil as a member firm. Latin America is an economically promising region in global trade due to its abundant commodities, growing middle class, improving infrastructure, and regional integration efforts,” said Stepan Motejzik, alliance director at Kestria. “Brazil, as the largest economy in the region, offers significant potential for global trade and investment with its rich natural resources, diverse workforce, and expanding consumer market. We are delighted to welcome StautRH Executive Search as our new partner in Brazil. They will help us extend the reach of our services and ensure that our clients receive the best possible care in this critical Latin American market.”

Related: Kestria Names Americas Practice Leader for its Technology Practice Group

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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