Vienna, Sydney – July 5th, 2013, the AIMS International Partners in the Asia Pacific Region have elected Kevin Wallis, AIMS International Executive Search Australia , as Executive VP APAC.

150x136APAC_KeWaHe is joining John Poracky and Judit Simonyi as EVP in the Regional Boards. Kevin has over 18 years experience in Executive Search and Talent Development across the APAC region. On joining the Board of AIMS International Kevin commented that “the APAC region represented a significant growth opportunity for AIMS International and there is an immediate focus to select several new Partners in emerging markets where AIMS International has not had a presence”. Currently in the APAC region AIMS International has well established Partners in Japan, Korea, India and Australia. After completing a Business Management Degree in New Zealand Kevin Wallis worked for 13 years in consumer goods and consumer durables – in Sales Marketing & General Manager positions. Kevin Wallis has been an Executive Search & People Consultant since August 1994. In 1997 he completed an MBA at the University of New South Wales. After 10 years with the Swedish based global practice Mercuri Urval he established Mode HR an Executive Search & People Consulting practice working across Australia and New Zealand. He founded AIMS International Executive Search Australia and New Zealand in 2010. AIMS International has been active in Australia since 1998. Over the past 19 years Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private business entities providing HR related services in the areas of leadership & development, executive search, recruitment and selection, company and & sales team analysis, performance profiling and general HR management. Kevin truly enjoys business – he enjoys seeing business grow, people grow and develop and organisations change in today’s fast paced and demanding world. Kevin is currently the lead Consultant in projects within retail, industrial/trade, media and building products sectors. Over the last 12 years Kevin has worked with a wide variety of FMCG, Luxury Goods, Apparel and Consumer Durable Business’s. Thus he became GLOBAL Practice Team Leader – FMCG/ Retail/ Luxury Goods at AIMS International. He has completed search assignments for all business leader positions and has personally provided Executive Coaching / Talent Development Programs for senior to middle management executives. Also he has recent experience in healthcare/medical, sports apparel, water management and energy. The attraction, retention and development of people is a competitive advantage most companies aspire to. This area of business is of particular interest to Kevin. Kevin is currently a Director of Access Programs Australia and a former Rear Commodore of the Middle Harbour Yacht Club. Find hereafter information about the complete AIMS International Board.

Rolf Heeb

President AIMS International – Germany GmbH, Germany  

Profile_RolfHeebRolf has completed his studies in Business Administration (Dipl.-Betriebswirt). He had been working 2 years with a leading German Audit and Management Consulting Company as Junior Management Consultant (Kontinentale Treuhand-Gesellschaft GmbH, Dusseldorf), 6 years with a leading international Audit and Management Consulting Company as Manager (Arthur Andersen & Co., Düsseldorf and Chicago) and 4 years with a leading German Management Consulting and Headhunting Company as Managing Director (Baumgartner+Partner GmbH, Sindelfingen). Contact / More »

John Poracky

Vice-President Executive VP Americas Member of the Executive Board AIMS International US-Midwest, USA  

Profile_JonhPorackyJohn, Vice President of AIMS International and President of AIMS International-US-MIDWEST, has been working as an Executive Search Partner and Consultant for 23 years. He joined AIMS International back in 1999 and became a board member in 2004.

In 2007 he was elected as the Vice President of AIMS International. Poracky is the Head of AIMS International’s Global Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and Life Science Practice Team. Poracky entered the search profession after acquiring extensive financial services, operational and IT experience. He has also introduced AIMS International services to global companies, ultimately securing global Preferred Supplier Agreements.

Bernardo Entschev

VP Americas Member of the Executive Board AIMS International Brazil, Brazil  

Profile-Bernardo-EntschevBernardo, VP of AIMS International and VP of AIMS International Brazil. He became a board member in 2012.

Bernardo has started his career in the health area, conducting the administration of his private surgery clinic. He has also acted as a science researcher for ACHE (ACHEFLAN) and worked as an auditor within large Health Care and Insurance companies, such as AMIL and UNIMED. During his acting as an HR consultant, he has specifyied himself in the attendance of companies in the Automotive business, such as Harley Davidson, Mercedes-Benz,Volvo, Bosch and Nissan. This acting has allowed to get to know the peculiarities of this sector, understand it’s specific demands and provide the best services to these clients.

Judit Simonyi

Executive VP EMEA Member of the Executive Board AIMS-Magyarorszag Kft., Hungary  

Profile_JuditSimonyiJudit, is the Regional Head of EMEA. Judit is an active member of AIMS Board since 2006 and co-founder and Managing Partner of AIMS International Hungary. Contact / More »

Jean Frey

VP West EMEA Member of the Executive Board AIMS International Switzerland, Switzerland

Profile_JeanFreyJean was born in 1952. He has studied as an Engineer and an Economist and has occupied several positions as CEO (trade), Sales Manager Europe (investment goods) and Director (wholesale). Contact /More »

Mika Hiltunen

VP South EMEA Member of the Executive Board AIMS International Finland, Finland  

Profile_MikaHiltunen-150x150Mika (M.Sc. psychology) has experience from international management positions. For several years, he worked as Vice President and the Head of international R&D department in Nordea group focusing in Internet banking.

He has experience from international recruitments from manager’s perspective and integration processes for merging different organisations together. Before that, he has experience from Andersen Consulting/Accenture and Teamware Fujitsu.

Per Kaalby

VP North EMEA Member of the Executive Board AIMS International Denmark, Denmark

Profile_PerKaalbyPer is the Senior Partner and Head of AIMS International-Denmark. Per Kaalby, born in 1956 offers 14 years of experience in advising and consulting Executive Boards of Directors, Management Teams and Leaders in prominent Danish and International Groups and Companies.

Per Kaalby has performed a large number of executive recruitments, previously during his collaboration with the PA Consulting Group and the Korn Ferry Group. Contact / More »