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As the battle to implement digitization in non-tech organizations intensifies, Amrop's new report sheds new light on the experiences of C-suite digital leaders on the frontlines of change. Weaknesses emerge in four key areas: organizational context, the attitude of boards, the role itself, and digital leaders’ confidence in their own competencies.

The Organization: Digital leaders have an uphill struggle. 45% report a lack of dynamism and speed.

They are blocked by fragmented, complex organizational structures, difficulty identifying key stakeholders, and a diffuse strategy....


Ksenija Štrekelj is Leadership Services Manager, Adriatic, based Amrop Adria in Ljubljana. She has a senior HR profile with proven background as a talent acquisition and development expert with extended knowledge of HR solutions.

Ksenija has over 10 years of experience in HR, where she built her career predominately within an international company specialised in recruitment and HR solutions. During this time, she developed from a Recruiter to Director of Professional Staffing in the Adriatic region and Talent Development Director.

Her most recent role prior to joining Amrop...


The Amrop Partnership announces the opening of an additional office in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Gothenburg team will focus on developing Amrop’s presence in Western Sweden, especially serving clients within the region’s strong industrial zone. The move increases Amrop’s Nordic presence to 6 offices in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Amrop welcomes Marcus Pokorny and Andreas Boke as Partners in Gothenburg, who together have more than 40 years consolidated experience in leadership recruitment, each having spent the last five years as consultants in another large global...


Heather Stone jas joined Amrop Industrial Search as Managing Director in Houston, Texas.

Heather has over 20 years of recruiting and business experience, most recently as an executive search consultant for Leyendecker & Associates. Here she partnered with CFO's, Heads of Corporate Development, FP&A, Controllers and Treasury Managers at Fortune 500 Operating companies, finding executives and completing multiple searches for Investment Bankers, Investment Managers, Corporate Bankers and Alternative Investor oriented roles.

Prior to this position, Heather led the...


The Amrop Partnership announces the appointment of two new Board Members to its Executive Board:

  • Patrick Ference, Managing Partner, Amrop Industrial Search, USA
  • Andrew Woodburn, Managing Director, Amrop Woodburn Mann, South Africa

Patrick Ference is a Founder and Managing Partner of Amrop Industrial Search in the United States. As a leader in the North American Industrial, Infrastructure and Energy practice areas for the Amrop Partnership, Patrick applies his combination of direct industrial experience and executive search skills to serve clients and...


The Board of the Amrop Partnership has named Federico Cuneo as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board.

As an Executive Board Member of the Amrop Partnership, and a Partner and Director of Amrop Peru, Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador since 2005, Federico brings a wealth of organizational experience, entrepreneurial energy and a global perspective to the role.

Federico’s career spans more than three decades of leadership, development and management experience, across Banking, Manufacturing and Financial consulting as General Manager, Managing Director and CFO. In addition to his...


Amrop welcomes Faz Fazal as Managing Partner at Amrop Carmichael Fisher in Sydney, Australia.

Faz has successfully assisted organisations in building their people, teams and cultures through the successful delivery of search mandates across Finance, Strategy, Sales, Marketing & Product, Legal, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Operations and General Management - including the complete C-Suite of leadership roles across an organisation.

Faz began his career as a finance professional in the UK, having worked in a number of industries from telecoms to banking. In 1996,...


Lisa Chow is a Principal with Amrop China, providing Executive Search, Leadership Advisory and Board Services in the Digital, Financal Services and Consumer sectors. She brings to clients and candidates more than twenty years of experience in consulting, business management and finance.

Prior to joining Amrop, Lisa worked as a management consultant and trusted adviser to small and midsized organizations in the United States, specializing in business transformation. Her clients ranged from first-time entrepreneurs to seasoned C-level executives. Working as a facilitator and coach,...


Dr. Dorien Wietsma is a Partner in Amrop's Amsterdam office and a member of Amrop's global Professional Services Practice. She focuses on working with technical companies in the Building and Construction, Infrastructure and Engineering sectors.

With over 25 years of experience in international business, Dorien's strength lies in helping to build successful organizations through the development of management teams. She has held various management and executive roles in the areas of HRM, talent development, business development, communication and CSR, and she specializes in culture...


Mark Ju is a Partner at Amrop in Shanghai, with a major focus in the Private Equity / Venture Capital sector.

Mark joins Amrop from a 25year career in corporate leadership roles, with long-standing experience as a senior executive in a range of companies and industries. He brings deep insight with POEs, European as well as Chinese, in industries such as Energy, Transportation, Telecoms, Construction Materials, Machining, Pharmaceuticals and Services, making him a versatile and interesting business partner for our clients. Mark also has solid experience in building and assessing...


Luis Leey Casella joins Amrop as a Partner covering Peru, Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Luis has more than 25 years of experience in the Consumer Products, Industrial, Healthcare and Hydrocarbons sectors, having held roles in General Management, Commercial Management and Marketing and Sales. He has worked for organizations such as Lima Gas, General Electric, Beiersdorf - Nivea, Kraft Foods and AGA Linde, and has held responsibility in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia in different stages of his career.

He has been member of the Board of Directors of the National Mining, Petroleum...


Upasana Agarwal joins Amrop as a Client Partner in Mumbai. 

She anchors Amrop India’s Professional Services and Offshore Services (ICT Enabled, KPO, BPO) Practices, and also supports Amrop’s global Digital and Consumer & Retail Practices.

Upasana joins Amrop from Deloitte (India and US India Operations) where she was Director, Client Relations. Her industry expertise has been in Professional Services, Financial Services, Technology and Digital over her 20+ year career.

During her 8+ years at Deloitte, she played multiple roles. As Director, Client Relations, she...


Amrop welcomes Kathryn Harper in Melbourne. Kathryn brings over 20 years' experience in consulting, building her career with boutique agencies and large international executive search firms.

Specialising in the Government sector, Kathryn has provided executive search services for CEO, Deputy Secretary, Executive Officer, General Manager and Director mandates for various State Government departments and agencies. Additionally, she has also managed Chair and Board appointments for several Statutory Authorities. As a result, she brings a strong understanding of the sector and its...


The Amrop Partnership extends a warm welcome to its newest Executive Search Partners:

  • James Smith, Partner - Toronto
  • Jon Turner, Associate Partner - London
  • Denis Verteletsky, Partner - Kyiv
  • Sharon Griffin, Partner - Melbourne

James Smith is a Partner at Amrop Knightsbridge in Toronto, having spent the past 20 years as a President and CEO in a number of consumer-focused businesses in both Canada and the U.S. His experience includes leadership roles in companies ranging from owner/operated to $1 billion in revenue. At Amrop, James...


Andy Siu joins Amrop China as a Partner in the Leadership Development & Business Performance practice, working from our Hong Kong and Shanghai offices.

Andy is a management and leadership consulting executive with two decades of diversified professional services experiences in business transformation, service innovation, HR consulting and business/leadership coaching for sizeable organizations and government entities in the west and in Asia. He continues to advise these growth organizations on their innovation, performance and leadership agenda.

Prior to joining Amrop,...


Brussels / Milan

The Amrop Partnership announces the inception of a new Member Firm in Italy. With offices in Milan, Rome and Turin, the firm is led by senior business owners, each experienced practitioners in Executive Search, Leadership and Board Services.

This move further consolidates Amrop’s presence in Italy, one of Europe’s largest economies.

Amrop Italy will be led by two Managing Partners Antonio Pellerano and Walter Gai, supported by Partners Alessandra Fogola, Claudia Paladino and Marcella Accorinti. The diverse team will support ambitious and forward-...


Christelle Couesnon joins Amrop Seeliger y Conde as a Partner in Paris.

Christelle provides advice and assists her clients in the search for senior leadership positions, focusing on the Life Sciences and Healthcare, Consumer & Retail sectors.

She also runs executive assessments in the contexts of mergers & acquisitions or succession planning.

She is highly interested in complex and international environments with a high level of innovation and/or a critical need for transformation.

Previously in her career, Christelle held technical and business...


Pauline Houlihan joins Amrop as a Partner in Dublin.

Pauline joins the group from RGP, an international Professional Services Firm, where, having joined the start-up of the Irish practice, she spent 12 years as Talent Management Director, focused on the acquisition, management and deployment of senior executive, cross functional, project Consultants across Ireland and Europe.

Previously Pauline spent 8 years with a leading telecommunications provider, operating in a number of finance and project management positions across the multimedia, telecommunications and IT areas of...


Amrop has been confirmed as a top executive search player in Romania by reported financial results. The firm features in the latest annual edition of Major Companies in Romania (Professional Services, Executive Search), published by

Oana Ciornei is Managing Partner of Amrop in Romania and heads Amrop University, the learning platform for the consultants and staff of the global Amrop Partnership.

She shared with some key reasons for the firm’s continued high performance:

“In 2018 we enlarged and strengthened our team, we grew our...


Gintare Betaite has been promoted to Partner in Vilnius.

Gintare joined Amrop in 2008. Previously, she worked in international and Lithuanian companies in Sales and Human Resources management roles, where she gained solid knowledge and experience in Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business sales within the Services industry, talent selection, recruitment and training. Gintare’s search and recruitment experience has been focused within the Telecommunications, Consumer & Retail, Manufacturing, Industry, Transportation & Logistics, Construction & Real Estate sectors....


Amrop strengthens its Brazil executive search team with the addition of André Donha in São Paulo.

André Donha is a Partner at Amrop 2GET, working with clients in the Natural Resources and Energy sectors.

André has played a number of roles in management consulting companies globally for the oil and gas, mining and metals, chemicals and power utilities industries, with a focus on process design, performance improvement, cost reduction, strategy development, environment, health and safety (EHS), project and data management.

He has taught at different Universities for post...


Marc Deschatelets and Bruce Diemert have joined Amrop Knightsbridge in Canada.

Marc Deschatelets is a Partner at Amrop Knightsbridge in Montreal, with over thirty years of senior management and executive recruitment experience.

Marc has worked in executive search since 2004. Over the years, he has recruited hundreds of senior leaders for a variety of positions for private companies as well as for the public sectors. He has worked across a range of industries, including Education, Arts and Culture, Transportation, Consumer & Retail, Media, Communications and Technology. He...