New Chairman at TRANSEARCH International Partners

TRANSEARCH International Partners elected Ulrich F Ackermann as its new Chairman effective 1 January 2019. He succeeds Alain Tanugi, who after three decades as Chairman, retired at the end of 2018. Ackermann has been the Managing Partner of TRANSEARCH in Germany since 1996. In 2000, he was appointed as a Member of the Board of TRANSEARCH International Partners and became Vice Chairman in 2011. In 2007 he appeared in BusinessWeekÂ’s list of the 50 Most Influential Headhunters in the World, and in 2011 he received the AESC Award of Excellence (New York) for his outstanding contribution to the executive search industry.

Prior to executive search, Ulrich F Ackermann spent almost 20 years in the consumer goods industry. He established the Italian sport fashion company ellesse in Germany before spending almost 10 years with the adidas Group, ultimately as CEO of adidas Sarragan SA, with global responsibility for four brands. He was then appointed to the Executive Board of Hugo Boss AG, and was finally Chairman of the Board of a medium-sized holding company. Ackermann will continue as Managing Partner of TRANSEARCH in Germany which he will head in conjunction with Dr Carlo Mackrodt, who joined the company as an additional Managing Partner on 1 January 2019.

Ulrich shares his thoughts: "I am delighted to serve as Chairman of this highly respected and successful global search firm. With the exceptional skills of our global team and their desire to excel we aim to be the partners our clients require in addressing their needs. The complex mix of Talent Management challenges in a world marked by talent shortage and digitisation are top priorities for our clients and we will partner with them find the right solutions."