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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

BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION: NO LONGER A FASHION

BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION: NO LONGER A FASHION

-WIL Group survey highlights nearly three quarters of CEOs are confronted with transforming enterprises-

Today’s CEO is seriously experienced when it comes to transforming enterprises. Statistics from the Worldwide Interim Management and Leadership Group (WIL Group) indicate that nearly three quarters (70 per cent) of business leaders surveyed claim to have gone through a business transformation in the past 12-18 months, and 39 per cent are planning one in the next 12-18 months.

The main reasons for the changes include: business growth opportunities (42 per cent), restructuring (36 per cent) and M&A activity (24 per cent).

To deliver… Read more

GROWING CHINESE INVESTMENTS ABROAD PRESENT  OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WIL GROUP

GROWING CHINESE INVESTMENTS ABROAD PRESENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WIL GROUP

-WIL Group’s Shanghai conference ‘Serving Our Clients Globally’ raises the bar, and leaves delegates with some ‘food for thought’-

The WIL Group’s Shanghai conference held between 8th to 11th May threw the spotlight on the Chinese market; illustrating how it has changed and the global business opportunities being presented for competitive companies with vast talent pools.

The event hosted a number of revered speakers, including business representatives from Ernst & Young, Ping An Group and Metlife China, as well as officials from the European Chamber of Commerce in China and Zhang Zong Wei –… Read more

WIL GROUP CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS GLOBAL REACH

WIL GROUP CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS GLOBAL REACH

-Turkey’s BT Global Partners becomes the latest member of the global interim and transitional management organisation –

BT Global Partners has become the latest business to join the WIL Group (Worldwide Interim Leadership), supporting the organisation’s global expansion.

The WIL Group delivers global interim and transitional management solutions to clients around the world, and this latest appointment supports the development of the group in Turkey and the across the Middle East.

BT Global Partners, which was established at the end of 2016, was set up by four partners – each with significant strategic and operational… Read more

SUPPORTING THE WIL GROUP

SUPPORTING THE WIL GROUP

Interview with Aditya Vij – WIL Advisory Board member

WIL Group observations – the opportunities and challenges

Aditya believes that The WIL Group has a tremendous opportunity to become a global name in relation to business transformation management:

“We live in an uncertain world, and I firmly believe it is during times like these that the need for transformation becomes significant. Businesses have to work hard to not to lose share; they need strong leaders and advocates. For many, it will be a case of re-invention.

“We boast a database of 5,000+ of the world’s leading interim executives – people with real talent,… Read more

Extracts from interviews with WIL Group’s latest members

Extracts from interviews with WIL Group’s latest members

Jonas Koch, Michaël Berglund – Sweden

Interim management is a relatively new way of working in Sweden, but it is booming.

Since 1985 Michaël Berglund AB has become one of Sweden’s leading executive search consultancies, and our interim business started in January 2013. Our strongest presence is in Stockholm in Sweden, but thanks to the WIL Group we are beginning to work on a number of cross-border opportunities.

We joined the WIL Group because we wanted to help Swedish companies to find new candidates abroad, and also to support Swedish candidates in finding new opportunities and assignments. So far, it is working well and we are excited to… Read more

WIL GROUP APPOINTS THREE NEW MEMBER FIRMS IN EUROPE

WIL GROUP APPOINTS THREE NEW MEMBER FIRMS IN EUROPE

-Global interim and transitional management organisation takes its offering to the next level-

WIL Group (Worldwide Interim Leadership), which delivers global interim and transitional management solutions to clients around the world, continues to expand, recently appointing three new member firms across Europe.

The new businesses to join the organisation are GroNova in Switzerland, Mandaat in The Netherlands, and Michaël Berglund Interim in Sweden.

Since 1985, Michaël Berglund AB has become one of Sweden’s leading executive search consultancies. Its interim practice started in January 2013, with a real focus in FMCG, industry and … Read more

WIL GROUP WELCOMES ITS NEW AUSTRALIAN MEMBER, WATERMARK

WIL GROUP WELCOMES ITS NEW AUSTRALIAN MEMBER, WATERMARK

Martin Searle, partner – Interim Management

Q – Tell me more about Watermark

Watermark, which is a subsidiary of the listed business, Ambition, has been in existence for 35 years. The company has always focused on search, but launched its interim management practice six years ago.

Danny Hodgson, who came with vast amounts of interim experience, set up the new arm of the business with the aim of creating a real foothold in the Australian market. We launched during the recession, but the timing felt right – there was a lot of readily available talent during a time of need.

Q – When did you join the business?

I have been with the business… Read more

VIEWS ON BREXIT – WIL GROUP MEMBERS

VIEWS ON BREXIT – WIL GROUP MEMBERS

“Brexit isn’t just about the impact on the UK, it’s about how every EU country will be affected.”

NORGESTION Group

“Brexit will be a short-term ‘stopping factor’ in light of the growth that we had since the beginning of the year. We have already had experience of two acquisition deals being postponed following the vote.

“However, in the long-term, it could present opportunities for major European cities (Paris, Frankfurt, Milan), to increase their financial importance.

TIM Management srl

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive… Read more

WIL GROUP CONFERENCE OVERVIEW BAVENO, ITALY JUNE 2016

WIL GROUP CONFERENCE OVERVIEW BAVENO, ITALY JUNE 2016

Christiane Fuhrmann, Management Angels

The WIL Group conference was a resounding success with many of our partners present. We shared insight and key learnings, explored business opportunities and were entertained by – what can only be described – as an excellent speaker line up. Patrick Laredo and Luis Lizarraga provided the welcome to new members and guests.

Patrick articulated the vision of the WIL Group “to be the leading interim and transformation management solutions provider worldwide”. And that we are: client driven, provide value adding solutions, outstanding people and have broad geographical coverage.

We will achieve… Read more