Stanton Chase Executive Search Names Global Diversity Lead
Janne Moltke-Leth, a partner with the Copenhagen office of Stanton Chase International, has been named the firm’s Global Diversity Lead.
The announcement was made by George Cross, International Chairman of Stanton Chase International.
By taking this global leadership position, Stanton Chase continues its plan to educate corporations about how diversity can be enhanced through the executive search process. These efforts position diversity and inclusion efforts as a cornerstone of a corporate growth strategy.
“It is not a question of equality,” Ms Moltke-Leth said. “It is not a question of justice. It is a question of responsibility and to use all of the resources we have to strengthen our businesses and competitiveness.”
“There’s no question that seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds is simply good business,” Ms Moltke-Leth said. “For businesses to succeed they must be open to opinions and strategies that can be gained by having senior-level executives from backgrounds that reflect an understanding of different ethnic, gender, cultural backgrounds. As the challenges of managing businesses in a global economy increases, this orientation will become more important.”
The Copenhagen office of Stanton Chase has created the Women’s Board Award, a program “to facilitate and frame a positive and constructive debate while bringing forth the best role models possible.” Eva Berneke, CEO of Danish IT company KMD, was named the first recipient and was presented with the award earlier this year by the Minister of Economic Affairs and the Interior, Margrethe Vestager.
Globally, Stanton Chase presents its Chairman’s Diversity Award to companies whose practices best exemplify diversity and inclusion for its strategic importance. This was last awarded to Inca Kola in Peru.
Ms Moltke-Leth joined Stanton Chase in 2013 and has conducted searches in the commercial sector with a special focus on FMCG, transportation services and the design and lifestyle businesses. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, she was the commercial director at Copenhagen Airports A/S.
Ms Moltke-Leth completed an M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration (strategic management and international marketing) and an M.Sc in Organization (management and organizational development). She is co-author of the book “Myths of Power” and a professional board member.
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