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Our placed COO&MD candidates

iCEO #65195

Ludovic, COO, France

I have been contacted by CEO Worldwide for a GM position in France (UK group in the industrial sector). I received a formal offer from the client in less than 5 weeks since my first contact with CEO WW. I highly recommend CEO Worldwide top executive resourcing service as they have impressed me with their accurate operational and management knowledge of their client together with their speed and efficiency in the process.

iCEO #44372

Basant Sandooja, Managing Director, India

It gives me immense pleasure to express my satisfaction over completing process of my appointment as Managing Director of Indian Subsidiary of a MNC company through CEO Worldwide. I would like to appreciate professional approach of Mr Karim Oguidi in ensuring proper communication throughout process of this assignment. Timely advise & perfect communication by Mr Patrick Mataix, CEO Founder of CEO Worldwide, is worth praising. He has played a perfect role in meeting expectations of Employee & Employer. I do not have any hesitation in recommending strongly the services of above organisation by both Employers & Employees to meet their Human Capital requirements.

Finally I wish for continuing growth of CEO Worldwide & all its employees.

iCEO #1553

Horst, COO, Germany

The CEO Worldwide solution valued my experience and gave me utmost flexibility to fully concentrate on the job to be done.

CEO Worldwide ensured a fully transparent working environment with the client from day one and actively supported my role by giving me full insight into the entire operation.

I was able to present my evaluation of the situation, without any constraints, fully aware of the fact, that I was responsible for subsequent implementation.

iCEO #35936

Anestis, COO, Greece

I would like to thank CEO Worldwide for their efforts to place me with the company WIND, which is an important move for my career. I appreciate the support and help I received, in particular regarding the following points:

  • Determination of goals for each interview
  • Coaching before the interview
  • Analysis and information regarding the client company
  • Feedback and redefinition of goals for the next steps

I believe that CEO Worldwide’s guidance and our collaboration were the key of this success.

iCEO #56160

SP, Managing Director, Malaysia

I was recently approached by CEO Worldwide for a challenging MD position based in Kuala Lumpur to manage the Malaysian subsidiary of an international group. To CEO Worldwide's credit, they did a good job in matching my competencies and experience with the challenges required of the position. In addition, CEO Worldwide conducted the entire process in an efficient and responsive manner despite time zone differences. That greatly facilitated the entire process from initial contact to closure.

Our clients

Mr. Bruce Wishart, Group MD

I was urgently looking for a new MD to manage my 2 French subsidiaries. The service provided by CEO Worldwide exceeded my expectations both in terms of reactivity and quality. They were able to introduce 3 candidates in a week’s time who all "fitted the bill" and we recruited one of them in less than 4 weeks. I will definitely collaborate again with CEO Worldwide as they proved to be effective for cross border executive search needs.

Peter Branston, Managing Director

When we contacted CEO Worldwide, we needed to find urgently the new MD for our India operation (600 staff and 2 manufacturing plants), the former MD having taken retirement.

The searched for criteria were:

  • Managing director with significant experience in India and abroad, in the industrial equipments sector serving the manufacturing, construction or transportation sectors with more than 600 employees and multiple plants to manage
  • University degree, possibly MBA
  • Strong turnaround experience (kick-starting sales growth, implementation of modern manufacturing methodologies and increasing collaboration with the rest of the group)
  • Bilingual Hindi-English

We have been looking to recruit our new MD for some considerable time without success. Therefore when CEO Worldwide presented to us its short list of candidates in less than 7 days, we have been really impressed to find amongst the selection of 5 profiles, the very strong match.

We appreciated the quality of the professional follow up and coordination service done by CEO Worldwide during the interviews and negociation process. CEO Worldwide enabled us to gain a lot of time and close the recruitment in a very short time frame despite the fact that 5 countries, with their respective time zone and travelling limitation due to Visa issue, were involved in the recruitment process (India, Oman, UK, USA and France).

CEO Worldwide played also an important intermediary role during the negatiation of the candidate contract conditions, enabled us to finalize the contract signature in a short time frame.

We recommand strongly CEO Worldwide executive recruitment service for companies which are looking to hire an executive in a short time frame and within an international context.

Tim Allen, Divisional CEO (Europe) of Deloro Stellite Group

We contacted CEO Worldwide further to the recommendation of our new CEO, who had used CEO Worldwide's service successfully in the past. Our French subsidiary, which is specialized in the conception and manufacturing of alloy, needed a new Managing Director to lead its complete restructuration.

CEO Worldwide could maximize the use of the scarce time for this permanent recruitment by proposing a selection of pre-certified candidates within a very short time frame, who matched best our requirements in terms of experience (all candidates needed a track record of P&L experience of 50M€ in a production sector similar to our subsidiary).

Within 3 weeks we could choose two candidates among the presented profiles. Just one month after the signature of the mandate with CEO Worldwide, we could hire our new Managing Director. CEO Worldwide’s reactivity and their operational comprehension of our requirements were amongst others, two essential qualities to fulfill this very urgent mission.

Mike Scott, Vice-President and General Director

After over 20 years at the head of our Malaysian subsidiary (the company has 100 staff with a TO of $ 10m and serves the producers of palm oil - plantations and refineries – via its six offices countrywide), we had to replace our General Director, who took his pension. We asked a local recruitment agency to find a replacement but were not satisfied with the results. That’s why we asked the international recruitment agency CEO Worldwide, with whom we previously successfully worked on the recruitment of a General Director in India.

Our search criteria were the following:

  • Operational experience and P&L responsibility with an international industrial equipment company
  • Management experience of 100+ staff
  • Significant experience in Malaysia
  • Bilingual English and Malaysian
  • Dynamic Manager with an experience preferably in mechanics or electronics
  • With the objective to redynamise the businesses by improving company culture and the cooperation with the rest of the group, to consolidate the client base and to increase sales or to launch different activities.

After a telephone briefing we signed the mandate and CEO Worldwide could present us very fast with a first selection of 6 candidates. They organised video interviews via Skype after which we met 2 candidates in Kuala Lumpur and finally we asked one to meet our board of directors at the UK head quarter of Avery Weigh-Tronix. Thanks to the close support of CEO Worldwide with the negotiations and the signature of the contract, we could quickly finalise the recruitment.

The organisation of interviews via Skype brought us considerable time and cost savings.

In summary, within this international context, where access to high calibre managerial experience was of utmost importance, we chose the service of CEO Worldwide to deliver this candidate in a very short time frame rather than expatriation or the service of a local recruiting agency.

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Professional Matching

a timely professional matching process to identify and present the right international executives with relevant local expertise amongst our interim managers, executives, and executive investors.

Fast Selection

a unique cross-border reactivity with a first selection of international executives submitted to our clients in less than 10 days through an executive search amongst our executives and interim managers.

Contractual Flexibility

for any executive recruitment, the clients have the flexibility either to sign a few months interim management agreement or to hire directly our vetted executives for a permanent position.

Competitive Fees

100% success fees based on executive recruitment closing. A fixed recruitment fee specific by region and unique for any salary. No retained fees. No exclusivity.