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The Financial Times of Germany has named 2011’s top 25 businesswomen in Germany. Supported by Amrop Delta, the 4th annual list of influential female leaders is comprised of executives from companies and organizations with headquarters or a major subsidiary in Germany.

Since different positions and industries are difficult to compare, the jury this year presented awards in six different categories. The jury is composed of six top German female executives, among them Sabine von Anhalt, a Managing Partner of Amrop Delta in Berlin.

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Amrop expands its global team of Context Driven executive search professionals with the addition of six new Partners.

Peter Gomez joins Amrop Battalia Winston as a Partner in Chicago Susan Medina joins Amrop Battalia Winston as a Partner in Chicago Mandeep Grewal joins Amrop Knightsbridge as a Partner in Toronto Alan Witherden joins Amrop South Africa as a Partner in Johannesburg Daniel Lau joins Amrop China as a Partner in Shanghai Claire Jouffroy joins Amrop RTA as a Partner in Paris

Peter Gomez was previously Executive Vice President at a leading executive...


Amrop Seeliger y Conde has been named 2011’s Best Spanish Company in the United States by the Spanish-American Chamber of Commerce. The award has previously been presented to companies such as Banco Sabadell, Banco Santander and Telefonica.

In his acceptance speech to 350 executives of Spanish companies with operations in the United States, Luis Conde, Chairman of the firm, made a plea for optimism during turbulent times. This is a familiar appeal from the businessman who founded the firm in pre-Olympics Barcelona in 1990, along with Sixte Cambra and Gerardo Seeliger.

“In the...


On November 28th, Seeliger y Conde Group (Amrop Seeliger y Conde) held the third annual Seeliger y Conde Awards for Young Talent ceremony. The prestigious awards are granted to Spain’s most outstanding executives under the age of 40. The event took place at the Palacio de Congresos de Catalunya, and the awards ceremony was presided over by His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbón.

The recipients of the 2011 prize were: Cristian Gaju, General Director of Abantia; Ana Ponzoda, Finance Director of Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Spain; Santiago Mier, General Marketing...


David Young, Managing Partner, Amrop Kohlmann & Young in Budapest, was recently re-elected First Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary for a period of two years. The AmCham in Hungary is one of the largest chambers in the country and actively lobbies the government on important business issues. David has been a member of the AmCham for 20 years and has previously served on the Board on several occasions.



Luis Conde, founding member and partner at Seeliger y Conde Group (Amrop Seeliger y Conde), was awarded the Key of Barcelona on October 6th, 2011, in recognition of his contributions in promoting the city throughout the world.

The ceremony brought together a broad representation of Catalan civil society including the Mayor of Barcelona.

In his speech, Luis Conde emphasized the potential of Barcelona to face the current crisis. He appealed to all citizens to overcome the discouragement caused by the economic recession and regain optimism in their future.



Amrop expands its global team of Context Driven executive search professionals with the addition of six new Consultants.

Denise Gilroy joins Amrop Knightsbridge as a Partner in Calgary. Justyna Kubicka-Daab joins Amrop as Director, Leadership and Assessment in Warsaw. Myriam Larabi joins Amrop RTA as an Associate Partner in Paris, and Global Leader of Amrop’s Automotive & Industrial Practice. Engin Keskinel joins Amrop as a Partner in Istanbul. Andreas Nentwich joins Amrop Jenewein as an Associate Partner in Vienna. Rafael Obregon joins Amrop Seeliger y Conde as...


Katalin Indra Hollai, a Partner at Amrop Kohlmann & Young in Hungary, has recently been elected as a Member of the Board of the Hungarian-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Budapest.

She is an active member of the Board and is in charge of the HR Professionals club, organized for HR Managers of the member companies of the Chamber. Katalin is also involved in the efforts of the Chamber to bring together education and the needs of companies, especially for joint French-Hungarian higher education programmes taught in French.

Katalin has extensive executive search...


Preety Kumar (New Delhi) was recently appointed to the Board of The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) of India. TERI is a Nobel prize-winning organization investigating solutions to global problems in the fields of energy, environment and patterns of development. Preety has also been nominated as the Chairperson of the Task Force on Boards & Corporate Governance of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), India’s foremost industry association.

Preety is the founding Partner of Amrop in India, and a member of Amrop’s global Board. With more than...



Amrop recently welcomed 135 Partners from around the world at its annual General Assembly and World Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. With the theme ‘Amrop 2020’, Amrop’s senior consultants discussed long-term strategy and growth, as well as the changing landscape of the executive search industry. The annual meeting is an important venue for cooperation and the exchange of ideas across the 55-country global network of firms.

Amrop also honored its top performers with the annual Amrop Awards, distributed during a gala evening event in Istanbul.

The 2010 Chairman’...


Brussels, Belgium

Amrop announces the addition of eight new Consultants to its global network of Context Driven executive search professionals.

Françoise de Metz-Noblat joins Amrop RTA as a Partner in Paris. Felipe Fabrega joins Amrop Panama as Partner & General Manager. Mark Hopkins joins Amrop Knightsbridge as Managing Partner for Calgary. Simon Vincent joins Amrop Knightsbridge as a Partner in Calgary. Catherine LeBlanc joins Amrop Knightsbridge as a Principal in Calgary. Ingrid Macours joins Amrop as a Partner in Ghent. Benoit De Witte joins Amrop as a Partner in...


Lisbon, Portugal Bogota, Colombia

Amrop’s Chairman, Ulrich Dade, was interviewed recently in Expresso, Portugal’s most important business weekly, on the importance of international experience and global profiles when recruiting management teams. In particular, Mr. Dade highlighted commented that, “Companies gain in having more women and people of several nationalities in their administration,” and that young people starting their careers should “seek for international experience at the earliest stage possible and choose a world-class company.”

Mr. Dade...


Amrop recently held its first Latam regional conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Attended by Partners representing Amrop’s extensive presence in the region, meetings focused on strategic discussions around Amrop’s regional service offerings, and included keynote speakers from leading clients of Amrop in the region.

Ulrich Dade, Amrop Chairman, commented, “Our Latin American firms are great examples of Amrop’s world class and truly global service. I was pleased to participate in these important meetings, which point the way forward in a very positive sense for the region. We appreciate...


For the first time in the Philippines, an Association of Professional Executive Search Professionals (PAESPI) has been formed under the leadership of Amrop.

The Mission of the PAESPI is to promote professionalism in the industry through an information drive among clients and executive talents which highlights a specific Code of Ethics, patterned after the global AESC (Association of Executive Search Consultants). As co-founders of the Association, Jun Gil (Managing Director, Amrop Philippines) was elected President and Patty Gallardo (Managing Director, Amrop Philippines) was...


Brussels and Duusseldorf

Amrop is pleased to release Automotive Landscape 2025, conducted in partnership with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, outlining the trends, challenges and opportunities for the global automotive industry over the next fifteen years.

In the coming 15 years the global automotive industry will undergo the greatest transformation it has experienced in its history. Changing demographics, geopolitical change, sustainability, the evolution of mobility as well as changing technology, are the five megatrends that will cause a huge leap forward in the...


Amrop’s newest member firm recently celebrated its partnership in the global network with a conference attended by 130 business executives from across the country.

The new partnership brings to the Romanian market a unique combination of the resources and global expertise of the Amrop network, as well as the deep understanding of the local business context of the Romanian partners. The Romanian Amrop team members are Oana Ciornei, Managing Partner, Marius Precu, Senior Client Partner and Iulia Pietruschevici Radau, Senior Client Partner.

During his opening address, Guenther...


The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) presented the Gardner W. Heidrick Award to Luiz Carlos Cabrera, Managing Partner, Amrop Panelli Motta Cabrera, on March 9th during the AESC 2011 Americas Conference in New York City.

The AESC’s Gardner W. Heidrick Award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the executive search consulting profession. Ulrich Dade, Chairman of Amrop, presented the 2011 award to Luiz Cabrera, a founding partner of Amrop Panelli Motta Cabrera in Brazil.

“These AESC awards honor distinguished...


Amrop Seeliger y Conde in Mexico is pleased to announce the appointment of Felipe Rivelles as Managing Partner of the firm.

Based in Mexico City, Felipe is a seasoned Sales & Marketing executive with 21 years of experience in key positions at Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Sara Lee Apparel, Campbell’s and other multinational consumer products companies.

Earlier in his career,Felipe was CMO Andean Region for Kellogg’s, based in Venezuela and Colombia. With ConAgra Foods, he worked in the Corporate Development group in the US. At Grupo Bimbo he was Corporate Marketing...


Amrop is pleased to announce the addition of eight new Partners to its global network of Context Driven executive search consultants.

Francesco Zucchelli, Partner - Milan, Italy Oana Ciornei, Managing Partner - Bucharest, Romania Marius Precu, Partner - Bucharest, Romania Iulia Pietruschevici Radau, Partner - Bucharest, Romania Rebeca De Rojas, Managing Partner - Panama City, Panama Jaana Toppari, Senior Partner - Helsinki, Finland Stefan Ottelin, Senior Partner - Helsinki, Finland Alvaro Collas, Partner - Lima, Peru Tim Hewat, Partner – Toronto, Canada

Following his early...


Amrop is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Panama, expanding the organization’s presence to fourteen offices in Latin America.

Operating as Amrop, the group’s newest office is led by Rebeca de Rojas, Managing Partner. Rebeca is an experienced banker who worked for 25 years with Chase Manhattan Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase as Executive Recruitment Manager and Director of Private Banking International in Panama. She holds a dual Master´s degree in Human Resources Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University (New York). She currently sits...