Perrett Laver Seeks COO for European Society of Endodontology 

August 31, 2020 – Perrett Laver is leading the search for a new chief operating officer for the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), which focuses on the study of dental pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. Consultant Emi Saliasi is leading the assignment for the search firm.

ESE wants a COO to ensure that the organization’s mission, aims, objectives and strategic goals are achieved, said Perrett Laver. The COO provides operational and financial leadership and is responsible for implementing and integrating the strategic plans of the society. The individual is expected to work closely with the executive board to consider ethical, innovative and financially viable ways of supporting its activities.

“The COO will play a crucial role in strengthening the esteem of the ESE,” said the search firm. “Moreover, the successful candidate will bring a proven track record of building an effective network and in maintaining excellent links with relevant stakeholders (e.g. patient groups, general dentists, endodontists, universities, relevant scientific societies, politicians and the dental industry).”

The chief operating officer will be appointed by the executive board following a formal appointment process and be ratified by the general assembly. The appointee will report directly to, and be accountable to, the executive board for the activities of the society. Due to the remote working nature of this role, the location is flexible.

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The European Society of Endodontology is a non-profit federal organization with global reach and impact focused on the broad field of endodontology. The society exists to promote the development of endodontology to benefit society, patients, endodontists, general dentists, educators, researchers and those in training, as well as to represent endodontology and endodontists within Europe. The ESE consists of 36 member-societies spanning across 33 European countries and represents over 7,500 ordinary members and over 500 individual specialist, certified, guest, dental nurse and postgraduate student members.

Perrett Laver works globally to identify leaders for organizations that are solving the world’s biggest challenges and have extraordinary impact in society. The firm is focused on mission-driven sectors and themes, partnering with organizations in over 60 countries worldwide, across every time zone and through its international team. Perrett Laver has strong internal commitments to diversity, mental health, social mobility, education and justice.

Dr. Saliasi’s experience with senior-level executive search includes chair and professorial appointments globally in higher education across a number of disciplines, from arts to machine learning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience, both from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and a doctorate in the cognitive neuroscience of aging from the University of Groningen, also in the Netherlands. Before joining Perrett Laver, Dr. Saliasi worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam researching the effects of physical activity on academic performance in adolescents. Besides her academic commitments, she also engaged in representing the Ph.D. community in Groningen and helped manage the communication platforms for a large conference.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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