Written by Leonie Pentz, VP EMEA AIMS International

During AIMS International’s annual general meeting (AGM), Mr. Bernardo Entschev was elected as President to take over from Mr. Pierangelo Favero who served in this role from 2015. 

Mr. Entschev is Managing Partner US and previously served as International Vice President and Executive Vice President for the Latin Americas and Americas Regions

Mr. Entschev qualified as a medical surgeon in Brazil and worked as a craniofacial surgeon for ten years before joining his father’s executive search company in Brazil in 2007.  Since then he has become an integral part of AIMS International, growing the business, first in South America and more recently in North America.  He believes that passionate people are what differentiate companies to become successful. 

“I am honored by the great confidence shown by our General Assembly in Marrakech, electing me as President of AIMS International.  The executive search market is changing due to the development of tech platforms, connecting candidates and companies. To stay relevant in today’s market, an Executive Search organisation needs to offer more than finding the right candidate. Relationship building, market intel, data management is just a few skills expected from a top executive search firm.  Leadership services are more and more in demand in order to offer continuity to the recruiting process. AIMS International has achieved much in recent years and we have been serving our clients well, but there are still huge opportunities to develop and grow,” says Bernardo Entschev. “I believe my unique career path and my entrepreneurial skills developing the business, first in Brazil and for the last years in United States, will help our organisation find and grow the essential skills needed for future success.”

During the same AGM, Mr. Peter Barkhurst, who served on the Executive Board since 2012, was elected as AIMS International Vice President.  Mr Barkhurst is Managing Partner AIMS Germany and has played an integral role in the strategic development of the organisations’s Practice Groups globally. “I’d like to thank everyone for the trust and confidence shown in me and look forward to my new role.”

“It is a privilege to work with such experienced and committed people in the AIMS community. Being trusted with this new role, I take an active part in the board, teaming up with my colleagues to finding top solutions for our Partners while further developing our reach and services for local and global clients. Working in such a multi-cultural, professional environment while constantly being challenged by fast-changing markets is what makes working with my AIMS colleagues extremely stimulating.”

Written by Leonie Pentz, VP EMEA AIMS International