Leonie has 20+ years as a recruitment professional in the Sub Sahara African market of which the last 6 as AIMS International’s Partner based in South Africa. She represents the MEA region on the AIMS International Executive Board since 2016.
Leonie spent a substantial part of her career as a specialist FMCG recruiter and later branched out into Industrial, Power and Financial Industries. Her passion for AIMS’ global service offering and collaboration was sparked 2004 whilst working for a boutique Management Appointments firm, when she met with Rolf Heeb, AIMS German Partner who also served as EMEA head and later as AIMS President. This led to a South African collaboration and in 2008 Leonie launched the AIMS Executive Search brand in South Africa. Since 2011 she is the owner and Managing Partner for AIMS South Africa and a member of the Global FMCG and Luxury Goods practice group and leads the Power and Energy global team. Leonie has extensive experience representing PE firms and International investors who are looking to appoint executive leaders and key professional staff for both start-ups and existing operations in the SSA markets.
Under Leonie’s leadership, the highly experienced South African team has more recently developed their Talent Management services in keeping with AIMS’ Find&Grow strategy and offers HR Audits, HR policy and procedure implementation and management, leadership development and assessments, etc.
Leonie is fluent in English and Afrikaans.