Amrop Announces New Partner Hires And Promotions
Amrop has announced the addition and promotion of 14 Partners within its global partnership of executive search consultants.
- Andreas Weik, Managing Director - Frankfurt
- Dr. Petra Meyer-Ochel, Managing Director - Düsseldorf
- Volker Rieso, Managing Director - Düsseldorf
- Mayank Pande, Partner - New Delhi
- Maisa Maion, Partner - Sao Paulo
- Ann De Somere, Partner - Ghent
- Mikael Edler, Partner - Stockholm
- James Kong, Partner - Hong Kong
- Pierre-Louis Lettaileur, Associate Partner - Paris
- Franceso Garello, Partner - Milan
- Paul Bornemizsa, Managing Partner - Costa Rica
- Clarisa Vittone, promoted to Partner – Buenos Aires
- Gonzalo Guerrico, appointed Managing Partner - Buenos Aires
- Damian Ringwood, appointed Managing Partner - Dublin
Mr Weik started his professional career as an entrepreneur in 1984. He has been active in the executive search business since 1989. In his most recent role he spent 9 years as managing partner at an executive consultancy and was a member of the Financial Services Practice. His search practice is focused on the financial services and real estate sectors.
Ms Meyer-Ochel started her career in training and management development at TÜV Rheinland, Kaufhof Group and Metro Group. She continued her career as a freelance
consultant focused on recruiting, assessment and coaching. In 2009, she joined the retailing company Karstadt Warenhaus as director of development and training. Her consulting practice is focused on strategic management development, leadership assessment and leadership development and retention.
Mr Rieso has worked in executive search since 1991, having worked at Delta for eight years as a management consultant before joining management consultancy Roland Berger as a partner. This was followed by eight years as a managing partner in executive search at Deininger and as a partner at another executive search firm. In February 2014 he returned to Amrop Delta in Düsseldorf as a Managing Director. His practice is focused on the automotive and industrial, mechanical and plant engineering, chemicals and IT and telecommunications sectors.
Mr Pande joins Amrop from a career in management consulting, through a series of professional and senior management positions over 15 years with firms such as Aon Hewitt, Mercer, Reliance Big Entertainment and The Hay Group in India. His areas of expertise include organizational diagnostics, leadership effectiveness and the professionalization of businesses.
Ms Maion began her career in HR working for companies such as Unilever and Siemens. She entered the executive search field in 2006, when she joined Fesa in Brazil at which she was vice president and partner. Ms Maion has expertise in the industrial sector, specifically in mining, metals, pulp and paper, chemical, petrochemical, automotive, transportation, logistics, capital goods and building materials.
Ms de Somere joins Amrop with over 12 years of experience in HR and people management in the IT Services sector. She spent 10 years in service sales, banking and IT
Services. In 2012 she founded her own consulting company. She has sector expertise in IT, banking and professional services.
Mr Edler joins Amrop from a 25-year career in the banking sector. He has held management positions such as head of private banking Nordics at Credit Suisse, head of
private banking at Swedbank, head of Swedbank Group Treasury, head of Swedbank Foreign Exchange and deputy head of Trading at Handelsbanken New York.
Mr Kong has over 25 years of general management experience in consumer goods companies, having held senior roles at blue-chip multinationals in China. He started his career with Jardine Matheson and subsequently had a career with RJ Reynolds and RJR Nabisco, where he held the position of regional VP for China, Hong Kong,
Taiwan and the Philippines. He then moved to Coca-Cola as senior VP of its China operations and later became managing director for Heinz in Greater China. Mr Kong’s executive search practice is focused on the consumer goods and real estate sectors.
Mr Lettaileur brings to Amrop 10 years of experience in executive search. He has served clients in the transportation, infrastructure, energy and manufacturing industries.
His clients are private-equity owned companies, midsized groups and start-ups. He also works with a portfolio of clients in the consumer goods and luxury goods sectors.
Mr Garello has 25 years’ experience in HR in Italian multinational companies. He was HR director of Ferrari Maserati Group, Fiat Group Automobiles and Assicurazioni Generali. He has been chairman and general manager of Generali Corporate Services and a board member of Ina Assitalia and Generali Business Solutions.
Mr Bornemisza has over 25 years’ experience of working with multinational and family-owned businesses. He has led consumer goods companies in central America, including SC Johnson, Sardimar and Avon Products. He is currently on the board of directors of Conassif, the financial institutions supervisory agency in Costa Rica. He has been president of the YPO/WPO Costa Rica chapter.
Ms Vittone has experience in the executive search sector, having previously worked at Valuar and SearchPartners, in the Argentinian and Latin-American markets. She
developed her early career as a corporate lawyer at banks and law firms. She worked at organizations such as Deutsche Bank, EFG Bank and Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal. Ms Vittone has a Law degree from Buenos Aires University Law School and a Master’s degree in Non-Governmental Organization Management from San Andrés University, with further training in law and negotiation from Harvard University.
Mr Guerrico joined Amrop as a partner in 2004. Between 2001 and 2002 he was the general manager of Metro Argentina, publisher of Publimetro newspaper. Previously he was general manager of El Sitio Argentina and then the regional vice-president of El Sitio Inc. Former experience includes 15 years in commercial and marketing roles at American Express, Motorola, Kodak and Esso. He was appointed Managing Partner in Argentina in 2014.
Mr Ringwood joined Amrop as a partner in 2006. He has experience in the provision of management consultancy services to clients. He previously held senior positions with Ernst & Young (executive consultant) in London, Prospectus Strategy Consultants (director) and BearingPoint (managing director) in Dublin. He has expertise in strategy, managing change, M&A integration and organizational development. He was appointed Managing Partner in Ireland in 2014. 15:32 10/04/2014
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