Panorama Leadership Appoints New Leadership

January 19, 2024 – Panorama Leadership, a global network of independent executive search firms, has announced its new leadership team for the upcoming period. Carlos Eduardo Altona, managing partner from EXEC becomes chair with Craig Buffkin of Buffkin / Baker as the new vice chair. Joining them are Roy Herold from MPS Europe as former chair, Ed Bamfylde from Saxton Bamfylde (EMEA), Filippo Rinaldi from Management Search (EMEA), Agam Dang from Executive Access (APAC), Daniel Iriarte from Glue Executive Search (Latin America), Shelina Esmail from PFM Executive Search (North America). Additionally, as Visiting roles, the Board has Blaire Miller taking over DE&I and Marcus Giorgi as Marketing leader.

“It has been a privilege to lead the Panorama community the past two years,” said Roy Herold, former chair. “Taking the role at the pandemic’s end enabled us to meet again and reunite with our partners and thereby fortifying the community’s foundations. We have made remarkable strides in our  commitment to bolstering global clients through our robust local presence. It is the collective effort that has propelled Panorama’s progress.”

“We will continue our growth and support for leadership teams globally,” Mr. Herold said. “We must continue to empower leaders in an increasingly interconnected world, emphasizing the paramount importance of assuming responsibility for shaping our shared future. I am very enthusiastic to welcome Carlos Eduardo Altona as chairman of Panaroma. With his strong leadership Panorama will strengthen its position as a global community of leadership experts and collaborative spirit in serving our clients future growth. I would also like to thank Krista Walochick, Aidan Kennedy, Heather Phelps and Stefan Koop for their invaluable contributions on the executive committee. Your presence will be missed.”

“I am genuinely honored to assume the role of chair, continuing my commitment to this extraordinary community that has enriched my life in many ways,” said Mr. Altona. “I am also proud to be one of the few South Americans entrusted with leading a global organization. Panorama’s partners are outstanding local boutiques that work in collaboration and are led by some of the very best leadership consultants in the world. My objective is to propel Panorama’s growth, solidifying our standing as the preferred trusted advisor for clients within our areas of expertise.”

Related: Panorama Adds New Member Firm in Toronto

Mr. Altona is co-founder of EXEC in Brazil and had also been Panorama’s LATAM regional head for six years. An executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience he has held leadership positions at technology companies and at one of the largest global human resources consultancies. Throughout his career, Mr. Altona has led various search and leadership development projects for renowned national and multinational companies.

Predicting 2024’s Talent Acquisition Trends
No individual can see the future clearly. But when we blend the expert views of global talent leaders with comprehensive data, it becomes clearer. It’s this powerful combination of insights that fuels Korn Ferry’s annual talent acquisition trends report. Each year the search firm, which is the largest globally as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, lays out recruitment trends and talent trends you will be seeing in the coming year and offers advice on how to stay ahead of them. “In 2024, it’s your skills that count,” the Korn Ferry report said. “It’s a big win for diversity, equity and inclusion. And widening the talent pool will bring big advantages to organizations. With so many skills gaps to close, we expect businesses to focus on the skills they need to bring on and develop now.”

Mr. Buffkin is Buffkin/Baker’s founder. He serves as the managing partner, and as head of the healthcare and private equity practices, where he is actively involved with client engagements and business development. He has completed search work at the board, executive and senior level both nationally and internationally for a wide range of private, public, venture-backed, and private equity-back companies.

Global Network

Panorama is a global network of partners that together form an alliance of leading independent executive search and leadership advisory firms. Together, Panorama has 23 partners, over 40 offices and over 180 consultants across Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Its practice areas include banking, financial services and insurance, board practice, consumer and retail, education, energy and utilities, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, not-for-profit/NGOs, professional and business services, technology, and media and telecoms.

Related: Panorama Adds New Member Firm in Toronto

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

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