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Amrop is delighted to announce a new partnership in New York City.

Under the leadership of Rolfe (Rik) Kopelan, The Capstone Partnership is a leading provider of Executive Search services, coupled with Succession Planning, Talent Management and Leadership Development consulting.

Established in 1971, The Capstone Partnership has a strong track record of delivering high quality, senior executive mandates, both locally and internationally, backed by a culture of superior quality, agility and global outlook.

Working with the highest standards of...



Aiga Arste-Avotina, Managing Partner of Amrop Latvia, has been listed in Forbes magazine's rating of Latvia's most successful businesswomen.

Aiga is a newcomer to the Forbes rankings and achieved her #23 rank thanks to the successful results of her business and her influence in the Latvian business community.

Aiga believes that the most important thing in business is persistence. She commented, "If you feel that something needs to be done, it has to be done – there can be no giving up. You don't need to think about what others say. A business has to be built with...



The King of Norway yesterday appointed the new Government in Oslo.

Thorhild Widvey, a reputed Board professional and Amrop Norway Board Member, has been named the new Minister of Culture.

Ms. Widvey was first elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1989, and was re-elected on one occasion. From 2002 to 2003, Ms. Widvey was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries. From 2003 to 2004 she was State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2004 she was appointed Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy. Ms. Widvey has had a number of corporate...



Amrop announces the recent addition of nine new Partners to its global network of Context Driven executive search consultants.

  • Ricardo Amatto – São Paulo, Brazil
  • Virginia Clarke – Chicago, USA
  • Caroline Dever – Melbourne, Australia
  • Carlos Fernandes – Hamburg, Germany
  • Paul Hill - Melbourne, Australia
  • Jeff Holloway – Calgary, Canada
  • Pii Kotilainen – Helsinki, Finland
  • Federico Schwalb – Lima, Peru
  • Javier Zabala – Santiago, Chile

Ricardo Amatto is responsible for Amrop’s Financial...



A survey published in the monthly business bulletin Nyhedsbrev for Bestyrelser (Newsletter for Boards) shows that 81% of Danish hiring organizations1 are working with external executive search companies - 25% to a greater extent than three years ago.

Despite a period of cost constraints and widespread use of social media, hiring organizations continue to prioritize external search firms for Board and Top Management Team positions, the results reveal, with international search firms usually chosen for cross-border missions.

While ‘beauty contests’ between...



Amrop has announced that Jimmy Chen, Managing Partner of Amrop China, has been voted to the group’s global Executive Board.

“We are delighted that Jimmy has joined our Board. Jimmy brings a wealth of experience to the table, both within China and globally, as well as the insights that come from running a strong business. He will be a great addition to our team. The appointment of Jimmy brings the size and composition of the Amrop Executive Board to 11 members with 10 different nationalities. This diversity reflects our ability to respond with agility to the...



Amrop announces the addition of five new Partners to its global network of Context Driven executive search consultants.

• Marcello Fontana, Partner - Milan• Malcolm Bernstein, Partner - Toronto• Gerald Lee, Partner – Hong Kong• Hendrik Geissler, Partner – Munich• Peter Gitmark, Associate Partner - Oslo

Marcello Fontana joins Amrop after more than 25 years in management consulting. His career includes roles as Associate Director, HR & Change Practice at PwC; Director Change Management at Watson Wyatt; and Partner at Boyden International. Marcello’s...



Amrop announces the addition of four new Partners to its global network of Context Driven executive search consultants.

• Gokhan Bozkurt – Partner, Istanbul• Kristian Kragøe – Associate Partner, Oslo• Jadie Li – Partner, Hong Kong• Nicolette Zandbergen - Partner, Amsterdam

Gökhan Bozkurt joins Amrop Turkey from TurkTelecom, where he held the role of EVP Human Resources and then CEO. Previously he held senior management positions in the banking and insurance sectors, mainly for Turkish international banks and the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia. Gökhan...



Amrop is pleased to announce its newest partnership in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Amrop Fair Path will serve a broad range of clients in this important and growing market for executive search. The firm is lead by Khalid Nejaim, Managing Partner.

Mr. Nejaim commented, “We are delighted to join forces with Amrop and we are looking forward to growing with our new global partners in the near future. Amrop offers us the opportunity to serve our clients on a global scale, while retaining our unique local expertise and culture.”

With the firm’s extensive and...