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WIL GROUP APPOINTS US MEMBER FIRM

WIL GROUP APPOINTS US MEMBER FIRM

-Clarendon Partners enhances organisation’s global reach-

After a long search for the right US partner, the WIL (Worldwide Interim Leadership) Group is delighted to welcome U.S. based Clarendon Partners as its latest member firm. The news supports the organisation’s ambitious global expansion plans, and takes the number of member firms to 19.

Clarendon was established in 2014 and focuses on helping Fortune 500 companies based on the East Coast of the U.S. with operational excellence and business transformation. Co-founders Patrick Leonard and Michele Hoffman bring more than 40 years’ combined consulting experience. The… Read more

GERMANY’S DEMAND FOR INTERIM MANAGERS CONTINUES TO INCREASE

GERMANY’S DEMAND FOR INTERIM MANAGERS CONTINUES TO INCREASE

Ricky Stewart from Management Angels discusses the ‘rare but growing breed’ of top level executives

Increasing numbers of German companies are beginning to utilise interim management services,  witnessing the  added value that it can bring, and this is resulting in an increased demand for these top level executives.

According to the industry association, Dachgesellschaft Deutsches Interim Management (DDIM), the number of interim managers working at the top level, or with dedicated project management functions is expected to rise almost 7 per cent to approximately 8000 on assignment during 2017.

Given that medium-sized … Read more

A GROWING PLACE FOR ‘THE VISITOR’

A GROWING PLACE FOR ‘THE VISITOR’

Vikas Verma, partner at X-PM India and WIL Group member, discusses the rise of the interim manager in India

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The Indian corporate world is beginning to welcome a new type of executive – the interim manager.

Interim managers are board-level independent business leaders or project managers who work in a range of disciplines and sectors. They are experts in their field, strategic thinkers, and are quick to understand and put into action the decisions a business needs to make[1].

Throughout WIL Group’s global video outlining the role of interim management leading business executives refer to their purpose to … Read more

ITALY AND INDIA DELIVER SUCCESSFUL CROSS-BORDER MISSION

ITALY AND INDIA DELIVER SUCCESSFUL CROSS-BORDER MISSION

WIL Group members support Isagro SPA

Background on Isagro SPA

Isagro SPA is an Italian company, which was established in 1992 and is listed on the Stock Exchange in Milan.

Today, the company employs over 600 people and operates in the research, development, production and distribution of agropharmaceuticals – products for crop protection – and investing in the innovation and development of new molecules with a low environmental impact. Isagro carries out its manufacturing activities at five sites, four in Italy and one in India with direct distribution in Brazil, Colombia, India, Spain and the United States. It is also present … Read more

ARGUS PERFORMANCE PARTNERS LAUNCHES INTERIM MANAGEMENT IN PORTUGAL -Portuguese business becomes the latest to join The WIL Group-

ARGUS PERFORMANCE PARTNERS LAUNCHES INTERIM MANAGEMENT IN PORTUGAL -Portuguese business becomes the latest to join The WIL Group-

Argus Performance Partners (http://argusperformancepartners.com/), which offers consultancy services aimed to improve companies’ performance, has launched one of Portugal’s first comprehensive interim management practices.

To support its debut, Argus has joined The Worldwide Interim Leadership Group (WIL Group) – helping to manage working best practice, and offering international interim management reach.

Argus Performance Partners specialises in areas including business processes, costs, and company culture. The company’s objective is to bridge the gap between mainstream consulting services and standard… Read more

JANCO DUVEKOT, MANAGING PARTNER AT MANDAAT IN HOLLAND SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON – ‘The great commercial power of a true borderless international talent pool…’

JANCO DUVEKOT, MANAGING PARTNER AT MANDAAT IN HOLLAND SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON – ‘The great commercial power of a true borderless international talent pool…’

We live in a constantly changing and unpredictable world, and because of that companies are continually needing to transform in order to retain competitive advantage.

Our own survey results reveal that today’s businesses are in a state of constant change – more than two thirds (71 per cent) have been through a transformation in the last 12-18 months, and 39 per cent are planning this in the next 12-18 months. Nothing ever stands still.

Company directors are facing new challenges, with disruptive trends seen across almost every industry. As a result, they need to find the best resourcing solutions to manage the issues confronting them. … Read more

INTERVIEW WITH JEAN-MARC FINET AT X-PM ON THE WIL GROUP AFRICA DESK

INTERVIEW WITH JEAN-MARC FINET AT X-PM ON THE WIL GROUP AFRICA DESK

After spending the last 15 years with X-PM, I have acquired some experience when it comes to business transformation and interim management.

And since 2017, I have worked on a large number of assignments that took place in various countries in Africa. So when it came to launching the WIL Group’s Africa desk, Patrick Laredo approached me.

In its infancy when it comes to interim management, Africa presents an exciting market for the Group, and I am looking forward to developing the desk to its full potential.

To support that, I’d argue that we have a large number of interim executives across the WIL Group portfolio with experience working in … Read more

INTERVIEW WITH JAVIER LLANOS AT NORGESTION ON THE WIL GROUP LATIN AMERICA DESK

INTERVIEW WITH JAVIER LLANOS AT NORGESTION ON THE WIL GROUP LATIN AMERICA DESK

Promoting cross-border opportunities is what our group is all about, and in Latin America – a desk which we launched in 2016 – we are already beginning to see a number of good opportunities coming through, mainly in Brazil and Uruguay.

There are some countries where you see much international activity. The most active country is Brazil, although its economy is, as usual, very fluctuating. Currently there are many international groups entering into countries like Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Colombia, and each is seeing a lot of investment activity.

Many customers – especially in the private equity arena – are beginning to move… Read more

INTERVIEW WITH RICKY L. STEWART AT MANAGEMENT ANGELS ON THE WIL GROUP CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE OFFICE

INTERVIEW WITH RICKY L. STEWART AT MANAGEMENT ANGELS ON THE WIL GROUP CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE OFFICE

I have been with Management Angels for more than two years, and in July 2015 I was asked to take on the Ambassador role for the WIL Group. This year I was asked to take the same role also for GroNova in Switzerland making me responsible for the entire MAGNALIA Group.

I am passionate about the group, it’s a real USP for many of us and presents an international footprint and opportunities for us all. Within Management Angels, we use our best endeavours to encourage our partners to really progress international work. Internationalisation is everything these days.

Over the last couple of months, I have been tasked to manage and promote the Eastern Europe… Read more

INTERIM AND TRANSFORMATION EXECUTIVES COVER 82 PER CENT OF THE GLOBE

INTERIM AND TRANSFORMATION EXECUTIVES COVER 82 PER CENT OF THE GLOBE

-WIL Group survey highlights business transformation trends in a changing world-

Business transformation is a global phenomenon, and this is confirmed by the findings in the Worldwide Interim Management and Leadership Group (WIL Group) 2017 survey. The research highlights that interim and transformation executives have worked on assignments covering 82 per cent of the globe.

The survey also highlights the fact that Germany ranks as the number one location for assignments outside of the interim executive’s home country at 30 per cent, closely followed by the UK at 27.5 per cent.

The survey findings indicate that this pool of executives have… Read more