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01.03.11

Amrop grows with nine new Partners in EMEA & the Americas

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 experience in renewable energy, Francesco Zucchelli worked as a Consultant working on engineering and supply chain projects, focusing on business transformation and improvement, innovation and network design. Most recently, at IBM Global Business Services, Francesco was responsible for consultant supply chain services and for relations with clients in the industrial sector, above all in the Aerospace & Defense Industry. He is member of Amrop’s global Automotive & Industrial Practice Group.

Oana Ciornei is Managing Partner of Amrop in Romania, and oversees the strategic direction and operations of the firm. She began her executive search career in 2006, when she joined the affiliate office of Korn/Ferry in Romania as COO and Partner. Oana’s professional experience includes a long tenure with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, with roles in HR, Performance Management, International Project Management and IT. In Romania, Oana focuses on Consumer Goods & Retail, Technology & Media and Family Business clients.

Marius Precu serves as Senior Consultant for the Life Sciences, Automotive & Industrial practices in Romania. Before becoming Senior Client Partner with Amrop, Marius was Country Manager with SpenglerFox, an international executive search company. He was responsible for establishing the company and for its day-to-day operations in Romania & Bulgaria. Previously, he held various sales management positions in the healthcare sector, working for global leading generics companies like Sandoz, building effective work environments and developing leadership talent.

Iulia Pietruschevici Radau is Senior Consultant focusing on Financial Services and Professional Services practices in Romania. Before joining Amrop, Iulia spent 14 years in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors in Romania, holding sales management and Board level positions (CFO and Business Development & Strategy Director). Her work was instrumental in shaping the regional and national growth of both ABN AMRO and AstraZeneca. Iulia has deep expertise in business strategy, organizational design & modeling and professional development.

Rebeca de Rojas is an experienced banker who worked for 25 years with Chase Manhattan Bank and JPMorgan Chase as Executive Recruitment Manager and Director of Private Banking International in Panama. She holds a dual Masters degree in Human Resources Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University (New York). She currently sits on the Board of Eurocentro Panama, Museo Explora and the National Mirror Committee for the ISO 26000 on Social Responsibility.

Jaana Toppari joins Amrop in Finland with more than 12 years’ experience in executive search. Previously she ran her own Executive Search business and was a Senior Consultant for a leading Finnish human resources consultancy. Jaana has worked with clients in various business sectors, including manufacturing and building products, logistics, consumer goods and real estate investing. Jaana is the past Chairman of the Board for Association of Helsinki Entrepreneurial Women, and Chairman of the Association of Executive Consultants in Finland.

Working in the executive search industry since 1997, Stefan Ottelin was previously a Partner and Consultant for a local recruitment consulting company in Finland, focusing on clients in Life Sciences and Healthcare, Consumer Products, Retail and Wholesale, Real Estate, Logistics and Transportation. He has completed over 250 assignments for executives in general management, sales and marketing, finance, HR, operations and line management roles in Finland and abroad. Stefan is a member of Amrop's global Life Sciences and Consumer & Retail practices.

Alvaro Collas joins Amrop in Peru with 15 years of experience in finance, strategy, business development and project management. He has held leadership positions at Citibank, PwC, Oracle and Pluspetrol, with experience working in Latin America and Canada. Most recently, Alvaro was Manager, Business Advisory at PwC Peru, where he managed strategic planning, business process improvement and corporate social responsibility/sustainability projects. He has worked with clients in the mining, energy, agriculture, fishing, and financial services industries.

Tim Hewat is a Partner at Amrop Knightsbridge with over 24 years of management experience leading Marketing and Sales teams in a number of industries including Technology, Financial Services and Commercial Real Estate. He focuses on building Amrop’s technology practice in Canada, as well as working with clients in other major market segments. Tim is also very active as a National Board Director with Junior Achievement of Canada.

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