Maria Shishkova has recently been appointed as the new Global Head at AIMS International, taking charge of the Talent Management Practice globally

Written by Maria Shishkova, Global Head Talent Management and the AIMS International Marketing Team

30 April 2020

AIMS International is excited to announce the appointment of Maria Shishkova as the new Global Head of Talent Management in recent months. Maria is the Managing Partner AIMS Human Capital Bulgaria.

She has over 25 years of experience in the area of general management, human resources, management consulting, assessment and development centres, leadership training and coaching, compensation and benefits surveys and executive search and selection for top managerial positions. Being selected as  Leader of AIMS’ Talent Management  Global Practice, Maria will continue to lead the operations of the company in Bulgaria, well-known for its strategic leadership and management development services.

 I am happy that the profound expertise of AIMS Bulgaria team in executive search and development of leaders, and the outstanding quality of our services, led to my election to this highly responsible role”, Maria commented.

 In the past 25 years, Maria has worked with over 250 companies, heading and/or participating in projects in Bulgaria and also in a number of surrounding countries, collaborating with AIMS International Partners. She has been recognised as corporations’ trusted advisor in a wide variety of topics: leadership, sales skills, corporate culture, organisational development, customer service, team excellence, human resources interviewing, and assessment skills. Maria also has a number of publications in Bulgarian and international business media and is a frequent guest speaker at TV discussions, international and local conferences, and other key business events.

 Maria holds a MA in English and American studies from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and is a certified consultant and local training director.  She has been trained in specialised coaching courses at the Corporate Coach University of Dallas, USA and in a programme of Applied Economics at the University of Delaware, USA.  She was a founding and board member of various human resources and executive search organisations and associations in the past.

AIMS International’s Board of Directors welcomes Maria in this challenging position and looks forward to working with her and taking the Talent Management Practice to the next level. President, Bernardo Entschev, adds: “Growing sustainable leaders have become a key focus area for AIMS International.  We are committed to serving our local and international clients with the added value that being part of a collaborative group of global experts bring.  More so today, during this global pandemic than ever, our Partners are positioned, via our well-developed remote working expertise and strong collaborative ethos, to find and grow your leaders.”   

 AIMS International is a leading worldwide organisation active in Executive Search and Leadership Development. Founded in 1992, AIMS International is active in more than 50 countries today. The organisation prides itself on seamless cross-border collaboration between partners and active global expertise practices in Consumer, Life Sciences, Energy & Natural Resources, Automotive & Mobility, Industrial, Financial & Professional Services and the Media & Technology Industries. Regularly sharing case studies and best practices developed by the Board Services and Talent Management Practices enhance service offering to clients. AIMS International endeavours to Find & Grow sustainable leaders around the globe.

Written by Maria Shishkova, Global Head Talent Management and the AIMS International Marketing Team