24 November 2022

A major player in Executive Search and Talent Management in the industry for 30 years, AIMS International is expanding its Industrial Global Practice to serve the needs of the defence and security industries. 

AIMS International has 9 Global Practice Groups, including the Industrial practice, led by Grégoire Depeursinge, Managing Partner Switzerland and France. Comprising about 20 consultants, the Industrial practice shares intelligence on rapid changes in the sector and, through in-depth knowledge of our client’s needs, works to meet their recruitment needs efficiently and effectively.

Now, AIMS International is expanding the Industrial Global Practice with the creation of a Defence and Security Industries group led from France by Nicolas J. Rogier, Managing Partner France. Nicolas’s mission is to engage with the industry’s large groups and SMEs on their specific recruitment and Talent Management and to offer them the best possible level of service in order to promote their development within their national and international markets.

The current geopolitical context in Europe – as in other regions of the world – requires renewed and reinforced cooperation among states, especially in the development of a stronger European defence, coordinated response to the effects of climate change, and action to address the energy crisis. France, the 7th largest military power in the world and the largest in Europe, is the pivotal factor in the structuring of tomorrow’s European defence. 

This will inevitably impact companies in the industrial sector, whether they address all or part of their activities to markets linked to defence and security. It behoves all to project their enterprises forward into scenarios where superior managerial skills are more essential than ever to succeed. AIMS International, which has been a major player in Executive Search and Talent Management in the industry for 30 years, stands ready to assist – and always with the highest level of confidentiality.

The Defence and Security Industries group is formed by a dozen senior consultants and partners who have experience in this area and a strong appetite for the issues associated with it. In the French Defence market, AIMS International France has also signed an agreement with IMT Partners, a major player in interim management. The same shared values and the same business knowledge enable our two companies to offer solutions to planned or emergency needs. 

AIMS International’s approach is similar to a “global boutique”, supported by 50 Partners across APAC, Americas and EMEA including 13 in Western Europe and a French-speaking grouping, Plateforme France, made up of Switzerland, Belgium, France, and Morocco.

Nicolas J. ROGIER

Nicolas is a graduate of the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, IAE Business school and Kedge Business school. For 12 years, Nicolas managed his own consulting and training structure before joining AIMS International. Nicolas was a career officer in the French Army and still serves in the Army Reserve. Since joining AIMS International, Nicolas has been actively contributing to the development of the group in the French-speaking European HR-consulting market. His strength lies in his ability to quickly identify client needs and propose innovative solutions.