Talentor International Adds New Member Firm in Mumbai

September 6, 2019 – Executive search consortium Talentor International has expanded its presence in Asia with the addition of Anakin Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd as a new member firm in Mumbai, India.

“Now we have a trusted and reliable partner in India in the form of Anakin Management Consultants,” said Michael Sarsteiner, CEO of Talentor International. “Anakin aspires to be the most preferred business partner for enabling organizational growth and performance.”

Anakin is a boutique search firm, in the business of recruitment and selections. It provides end-to-end services across the business value chain, ensuring tangible results. The firm employs 20 search professionals. Since its inception in 2009, Anakin has placed over 200 professionals across industries such as telecom, consumer, retail, engineering, pharma and large corporates, to name a few.

“We are looking forward to cross-border assignments, learning from the expertise of other consultants and discovering global best practices,” said Pritul Sanghavi, senior vice president of Anakin Management Consultants. “We have a lot of clients in India who request assistance with international requirements. Being a part of the network will help us offer our clients so much more.”

Mumbai is India’s most populous city and the financial and commercial capital of the country, generating 6.16 percent of the total GDP. Along with the rest of India, Mumbai has witnessed an economic boom since the liberalization of 1991, the finance boom in the mid-nineties and the IT, export, services and outsourcing boom in the 2000s. Mumbai is the third most expensive office market in the world, and was ranked among the fastest cities in the country for business start-up.

Founded in 2003, Talentor’s client base spans a range of sectors including digital, IT, medtech, fintech, financial services and consumer goods. The organization focuses on executive search on an international level, leveraging the local know-how of its partners.

New Additions

Just recently, Talentor added two new managing directors, Barbara Ulman and Thomas Zembacher, to expand Talentor Austria. Ms. Ulman was most recently managing director of a recruitment consulting agency active in 28 European countries and the Middle East. She has 15 years of experience in executive search, both domestic and abroad. As managing director, Ms. Ulman’s focus includes the construction, building supply and automotive industries along with the public sector and NGOs.


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Mr. Zembacher is responsible for executive search in the life science, healthcare, pharmaceutical and publishing sectors, along with select branches of industry. He has strong experience in management in digital product development, sales and change management. Most recently he was CEO of one of a large business-to-business media company.

The consortium also recently added Talentor Singapore into its network. “The employment agency market in Singapore is very competitive,” said managing partner Vijay Ryan. “Therefore, we are open to all profiles, but our forte is the healthcare industry and we are also specialized in the engineering and construction sectors. IT is an up-and-coming specialty for us. Our top clients include hospitals, nursing homes, engineering companies, and schools.”

Foreign companies tend to be pleasantly surprised when dealing with recruiting specialists in Singapore, said Mr. Ryan. “The employment agency market is very highly regulated,” he said. “Each employee must be trained and approved, and the ethics rules are very clearly laid out.”

Singaporean agencies tend to be highly experienced and well connected throughout the region, he added. “The strong currency means that citizens from surrounding countries are eager to work in Singapore,” said Mr. Ryan. “That is why we are so well connected with agencies in neighboring countries.”

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

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