24 March 2022
Who wrote what and why?
It’s the end of March, so we thought we’d recap the AIMS news and thought leadership you may have missed in the last three months. We hope you find something insightful to read or, in one case, watch.
With 2022 being AIMS International’s 30th anniversary, the year started with felicitations from Bernardo Entschev, AIMS International president: “Congratulations to everyone, past and present, who contributed to our company’s success – and a huge, heartfelt ‘thank you’ to you, our loyal customers!” He went on to describe our focus areas for 2022, among them sustainability.
- Read more: AIMS International is 30!
We welcomed AIMS East Africa in early February, when Bernardo and regional Managing Partner Arnold Ochieng explained how combining forces creates greater value for our existing and future clients in the region and beyond.
AIMS also celebrated its growing presence in France. Earlier this month, we read about the new partnership, led by Nicolas J. Rogier, and how it will be pooling resources with AIMS partnerships in countries sharing la langue française.
Following up on that announcement, Grégoire Depeursinge, VP Western Europe and AIMS Switzerland Managing Partner, listed the benefits of closer cross-border cooperation for our clients in these countries. (We also enjoyed Catherine Librandi’s comment on LinkedIn, responding to a picture of the team celebrating: “When work, friendship and fun are one, team meetings are great!”)
In the second of a three-part series on sustainability in procurement, we spoke to Rohit Sathe, the chief procurement officer at personal mobility manufacturer Sunrise Medical. He described to us how Covid-19 has changed the way businesses make purchasing decisions.
AIMS International Vietnam is another new partnership. Trung Nguyen, a senior consultant there, shared his insights on how meaningful assessment of candidates’ abilities and needs avoids disappointment on all sides. He also described the importance of explicit and tacit knowledge sharing across teams and organisations.
Rolling with the punches
In March, Grégoire joined Leonie Pentz, Managing Partner of AIMS International South Africa, to introduce a new video from the AIMS Industrial and Energy & Natural Resources global practices. “Responding to black swans, systemic shocks, or longer-term trends, humanity’s resilience and inventiveness seem to know no end,” they wrote.
The war in Ukraine was very much on all of our minds. A week later, Bernardo issued an impassioned condemnation of the violence unleashed by the largest country in Europe on the second-largest. He also explained what AIMS was doing to help the refugees.
We certainly hope that the war ends soon.