January 17, 2020 – Organizations today recognize that it is critical and imperative to add technology-savvy leaders to lead in the coming decades of uncertainty. As IRC Global Executive Search Partners’ technology practice grows across all regions, it has decided to further strengthen its global team.
Ron Magen, from IRC Israel, has been named as the new EMEA technology practice leader, while Hong Nguyen, from IRC Vietnam, takes over as the new Asia-Pacific technology practice leader.
“Leaders are catalysts for technological breakthroughs as such,” said Mr. Magen, in reference to the impact of technology on the leadership in the 2020s. “Cultivating high-quality leadership in the tech industry is critical for unleashing pivotal organizational changes and for driving organizational growth and impact. Over the decades, scientists and tech companies developed the technology infrastructure to facilitate human progress. It is the role of 21st-century tech leaders to facilitate the implementation of technology to society.”
“While most businesses and enterprises are facing the challenges of technology transformation including non-technology companies, we help our clients to bring the top talents that they can enhance their skills to build the technology leaders team, they aware of technology trends that the team could bring the updated knowledge into business,” said Ms. Nguyen. “Although technology saves cost and improves efficiency, its integration is a painful and unpredictable process. We foresee the issues and help define leadership needs for clients.”
Gurdeep S. Hora, global technology practice leader, said: “IRC helps identify effective leaders who have greater cognitive agility and cultivate organizational resilience by facilitating intercultural cooperation among tech experts. They act as catalysts to enable quantum technology changes. With these additions, we will be able to assist still better and support and play a major role in our client’s progress globally.”
Mr. Magen is a multidisciplinary manager with extensive experience in IT, finance, sales, marketing and civil engineering. He joined IRC Israel (Hunter Executive Placement) in order to give an exceptional service both to candidates and employers, using his professional business background to thoroughly understand the employer’s positions and requirements, and the candidate’s true abilities.
Ms. Nguyen has been working in HR management for more than 15 years. In 2005, she joined IRC Vietnam (HR2B) as manager in Hanoi and successfully set up the office and search team. She has developed a strong network in the HR and business community in Vietnam.
IRC has partners in over 80 cities across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. The consortium has completed more than 30,000 assignments for more than 3,000 clients in virtually every industry segment and function, according to the firm.
Here’s a look at some recent expansion activity at the global consortium from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
IRC Global Executive Search Partners has named Pía Puebla Menne as Americas regional leader taking over from Tom Berray, who has been elected as a member of the IRC executive board. Ms. Menne has been working as an executive search consultant for 14 years, placing C-level executives in industries ranging from financial services to consumer products, logistics, engineering, government and non-profit. She is a managing partner at IRC Chile (Inquest Consultores).
IRC recently added Charlotte, NC-headquartered Hunt Executive Search as its sixth member firm in the U.S. The boutique firm offers a deeply connected and engaged personal service approach and a 25-year history of strong relationships with multi-national, private equity and private company leadership globally.
IRC Global Executive Search Partners appointed Robert Peck as its new real estate global practice leader. Mr. Peck, who is partner and managing director at IRC USA – 20/20 Foresight Executive Search, leads operations for IRC’s New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami offices.
IRC recently added People Executive in Denmark as its newest member firm. People Executive is led by a team of four partners: Anders Jørgensen, Niels Prehn, Jesper Dambo and Naja Gissel. The firm has experience within the executive search as well as search and selection in the Danish market and is well-known for high quality and tailored solutions across segments and industries.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media