March 20, 2019

CELEBRATING OUR FEMALE LEADERS

FEMALE HR EXECUTIVES ON THE RISE IN GLOBAL HR ADVISORY ORGANISATION

Written by Leonie Pentz, VP EMEA, Managing Partner AIMS International South Africa

Reflecting on international women’s day and the enormous contribution that women have made and continue to make in AIMS International and the executive search and talent management industries worldwide.

Who leads us: When AIMS International was founded in 1992, the organisation comprised only male managing partners and a strong focus on mature European markets. Today, women from emerging markets dominate the space. A true reflection of the emergence of AIMS as a positively inclusive and diverse organisation, building on our legacy of trustworthiness and knowledge leadership while embracing the fast-changing world around us.

Here are a few of our organisations’ formidable leaders whom you will meet when you engage with us:

Cecilia Diaz, Managing Partner AIMS International Mexico has been serving on the AIMS International Executive Board since 2015 As VP South America.  Cecilia has broken ground in many areas, not only within AIMS as the first Mexican serving on the Board, but also as only the third female board member in AIMS’ 36-year history.  Cecilia is passionate about people development and team work.  She is key in the close collaboration and growth in the LATAM region, where AIMS experiences great success, not only amongst regional Partners, but also with growing business between LATAM and Partners in other AIMS regions. Cecilia is also in charge of the global teams’ coordination along with Peter Barkhurst.

Judit Simonyi from AIMS Hungary, served from 2007 to 2015 as the first female to achieve membership on the Executive Board.  In addition, Judit also held the position of Executive President EMEA between 2009 and 2015.  Judit is the Managing Partner and founder of AIMS International in Hungary and has been an active member of the AIMS International team since 1997.  Judit is also a member of the global board services and industrial practice groups.

Also from Eastern Europe, Lenka Písačovà has been Managing Partner of AIMS Czech Republic since 2006 and during this tenure served on the Executive Board while managing the financial portfolio from 2015 – 2018. Lenka continues to play an important role in business development for AIMS in CEE and is an automotive practice team member.

Leonie Pentz has been involved in the AIMS organization for many years.  Since 2011 she has been the Managing Partner for AIMS International South Africa and serves as Vice President on the Executive Board since 2016, looking after the Middle East and African region.  Leonie also leads the global energy practice , serves on the consumer practice and is an active member of the international communications and branding team.

During this month while we celebrate women from all over the globe, AIMS is proud that more than 50% of our staff members around the world are female and notably, our impressive number of female Managing Partners:

A special thank you to the men in our organisation for their forward-thinking culture, continued support and collaborative spirit!

Written by Leonie Pentz, VP EMEA, Managing Partner AIMS International South Africa

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