IIC Partners elects global president and board members


October 29, 2021 – IIC Partners Looking for executives around the world elected Charlotte Eblinger-Mitterlechner to the global presidency and three new directors to its board of directors.

“In her role as President, Charlotte will facilitate and develop IIC Partners initiatives to achieve better results for all members,” said Christine Hayward, Executive Director of IIC Partners. “We are fortunate to have his leadership and to be served by a board comprised of a group of dedicated executive search professionals from around the world. “

Ms. Eblinger-Mitterlechner previously served on the IIC Partners Board of Directors as Vice President for EMEA. She is currently Managing Director of Eblinger & Partner located in Vienna, Austria. “As the business owner of a well-known and well-respected research firm in Austria, I strongly believe in the power of IIC Partners to provide an international network that enables each member to serve clients locally and across borders”, said Ms Eblinger-Mitterlechner. “The opportunity to work with many talented consultants from different regions and cultures is invaluable. The Board of Directors and I will work tirelessly to ensure that IIC’s partners continue to have strong representation around the world.

Ian Brenner was elected director. Mr. Brenner is the founder of the Interim Management and Executive Search practice, as well as a number of other consulting firms, within the Canadian Farber Group. From a human capital perspective, IIC says Brenner strives to help companies manage the volatility and uncertainty inherent in both growth and tough times.

Allan Laurie has been appointed director. Dividing his time between the regional regions of Victoria and Sydney, Mr. Laurie is a Managing Partner at Search for NOVUS partners. Working at the crossroads of the public, private and social sectors, he holistically exploits experience in business analysis, operational and organizational performance, development of corporate identity, identification and evaluation of human capital, complex and nuanced navigation of stakeholders. , talent management and strategic business growth. In addition to his executive career, he sits on several Boards of Business for Purpose in regulated environments as a non-executive director. Mr. Laurie is currently the Technology, Digitization and Innovation Practice Group Leader at IIC Partners.

Based in Milan, Roberto Ravagnani was elected administrator. Mr. Ravagnani, of Italian and French nationality, is a partner at Key2People executive search. Mr. Ravagnani specializes in executive search and consultancy work, where he develops projects on organizational design, change management, HR process redesign and new ways of working. A former senior executive and management consultant, he is also a faculty member in organization design at SDA Bocconi, Italy’s leading business school.

In addition, Renee Arrington was elected Vice President, Americas, Matthias Gerstlauer was appointed Vice President, EMEA and Allan Laurie was confirmed by the membership as Vice President, Asia Pacific.

The board of directors of IIC Partners is made up of 10 directors, including the president Charlotte Eblinger-Mitterlechner (Vienna); three vice-presidents: (Americas) Renee Arrington (Dallas), (EMEA) Matthias Gerstlauer (Luxembourg) and (Asia-Pacific) Allan Laurie (Sydney); and six directors: Ian Brenner (Toronto), Vanessa Dalas (Paris), Sam Dinte (Washington, DC), Michel Grisay (Brussels), Roberto Ravagnani (Milan) and Thayanie Ujino (Sao Paulo).

IIC Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consulting services. The group has 39 independently owned and managed member companies with more than 450 consultants in 42 cities across 29 countries. Areas of sectoral specialization include industry, financial services, consumer and retail, energy, life sciences, technology, boards of directors, higher education, infrastructure and human ressources.

New member firms

In June, IIC added FESA Group Argentina as its new member firm. The FESA Argentina group was created in 2018 with operations in Buenos Aires. The firm notes that its strategic location allows FESA to assist its clients beyond its main activity in Brazil. “We are delighted to strengthen our presence in Latin America by adding the Buenos Aires office of the FESA group to the international members of IIC,” said Renee Arrington, President and COO of Pearson Partners International and Vice President of ‘IIC Partners. “Under the leadership of Barbara Toth, and fully supported by the leaders of FESA’s Brazilian office, Carlos Guilherme Nosé and Thayanie Ujino, we are able to provide executive search and assessment services to global clients in Argentina.

IIC also added Hunters of Talent in Brazil as a member firm. “We at Hunters of Talent are extremely happy to belong to IIC Partners ”, said Antonieta Treviño, Founder and CEO. “We know this is a great commitment and we are sure that we will be a worthy representation of our country. This partnership strengthens our ability to recruit the best candidates for our clients through our extensive network, and we are proud to bring our knowledge of the talents and industries of our country. Hunters of Talent, a joint venture with the FESA group, has offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. In addition to providing executive search services, the firm provides talent mapping to enable organizations to adopt a long-term strategy around critical roles. Hunters of Talent serves the insurance, financial services, consumer goods, luxury retail, industrial and energy sectors. Hunters of Talent is also an agency run by women.

IIC Partners recently added ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting in Russia as its new member firm. ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting was founded in 2013 and provides professional research and development services for senior executives and board members of Russian and international companies. The company has a team of 10 professionals and works in a wide range of industries and functions. “We are delighted to welcome ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting to our membership,” said Ms. Hayward. “As one of the leading executive search firms in Russia, they will further strengthen our presence in Europe, especially in the industrial and digital sectors. We are delighted to be working with a collaborative team of research consultants who are committed to providing high quality service to their clients.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor-in-chief; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor-in-Chief – Hunt Scanlon Media


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