The ECI Group Expands its Network in China and New Zealand

The ECI Group, one of the world’s foremost global networks of retained, boutique Executive Search firms, announced today the acceptance of FITCO Consulting in China and Baxter Executive Search in New Zealand into membership.
The Chairman of the ECI Group, Marcus Meyer, said on the occasion, “We at the ECI Group are delighted in welcoming Fitco Consulting and Baxter Executive Search to our network and to expand our footprint in the APAC region. As a global Network, we are pleased to be represented in these two countries by such high-quality firms providing a range of executive search and talent management solutions. These additions further strengthen our ability to service our valued clients across the world.”

Founded in 2008 in Singapore, Fitco Consulting is a boutique executive search and strategic human resources consulting firm focusing on providing an ideal fit between corporations and executive talents. 

Fitco specializes in the recruitment of senior-level management executives and R&D specialists for multi-national companies. Operating primarily in the Asia Pacific region, the industry sectors it covers include Insurance, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing, oil & gas, chemicals, electronics, marketing, and automotive. The firm combines in-depth knowledge of Asian business practices, culture, and legal requirements with best practices in western management techniques to help their clients develop best-in-class innovative teams. 

Cliff Hegan, Managing Director of Fitco Consulting said: ‘’ We are delighted to be joining the ECI Group of Executive Search firms because all the members, like us, are proud members of the AESC which represents the gold standard of executive search worldwide. We have met and attended a number of global online meetings with ECI members across the world. We have been most impressed by the professionalism and quality people with whom we have engaged, talked, and listened. We consider that as a member based in China we can offer the group a significant addition to their client value proposition for nearly all major MNC organisations globally have a presence in what is the world's 2nd largest and fastest growing economy.’’

Baxter Executive Search was established in New Zealand in 2019 by Founder, Jo Baxter. With a deep commitment to a personalized and high-quality, high-value service offering, Baxter Executive Search enjoys long-standing relationships with its clients. The firm provides executive search services for Senior Executive, Chief Executive, and Board appointments and has specialist expertise in New Zealand’s agribusiness, manufacturing, science and research, building, logistics, and infrastructure sectors. Its reputation for delivering access to the most sought-after leaders is backed by a disciplined and effective search process combined with a commitment to exceptional customer and candidate experience.
Baxter Executive Search is excited to become a member of the ECI Group global community and it also joins the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the leading global executive search association. Jo Baxter said on the occasion:  “It is a privilege to join these two leading organizations. We look forward to providing our clients and our people with broader access to global thought leadership and on-the-ground capability in other markets. We are excited to collaborate with a dynamic network of highly respected leaders to strengthen our high-quality executive search offering.”

AESC Asia Pacific Managing Director, Patrick Rooney, said: “As a best-in-class association, our focus is on quality standards, ethics, and best practices. We are delighted to witness the growth of the ECI Group in the APAC region. Their relentless commitment to delivering quality outcomes for clients means they are a highly valued member of the AESC community of executive search and leadership consulting professionals.” 
With its 50-year legacy, the ECI Group comprises 13 independent companies across the world, each with sterling, solid reputations within their own domestic markets. Unique in its approach, ECI via its members’ local teams works closely with clients’ leadership to create research and leadership consulting strategies, tailored to fit the exact circumstances and nuances of every individual mandate. The consortium has thus cemented its 50-year legacy with its insightful global perspective and multi-disciplinary verticals.

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