Antal Is On The Move

Antal International the executive recruitment firm is opening seven new offices located in the Ivory Coast, France, Bulgaria, India and UK.

Last week the company completed a comprehensive induction programme for the new Managing Partners to expand its services within the FCMG, Digital Marketing, Hospitality, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Logistics sectors. Being a niche specialist, the team at Antal carefully selected the partners who must have no less than 10 years of corporate experience & expertise within their chosen markets.

“I am delighted to have joined the Antal International Network. After 25 years’ experience in the Hospitality & Catering sectors I thought it was the right step.”- says Ernesto Santarelli, Managing Partner of Antal International Network. “Antal delivered a first class induction programme which was complimented with the support of other colleagues. I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and willingness to assist a new partner. I am looking forward to applying my knowledge and experience to deliver to the current portfolio and future clients, a first class service matching their requirements with the most suited candidates”.

Doug Bugie, the President of Antal International Network: “We’re very pleased to see such strong, balanced growth from West Africa to India. We’re on track to opening over 35 new offices and expect that pace will increase going into 2016. We’re particularly excited that the critical mass achieved in India led by our partner there, Joe Devasia is breaking past 40 offices; putting Antal in a key leadership position in what is already an amazing growth opportunity”.

Tony Goodwin, Antal Group CEO & Chairman: “Since Antal launched in 1993, our strategy has been to venture into new and difficult markets, and apply our unique array of systems, training and technology, plus dedication, hard work and spirit to break into market after market, and in many cases become the number one recruitment leader”.

“I’m pleased to say we haven’t lost that spirit and drive for adventure as we continue to break into and develop momentum” says Doug Bugie; “This adds up to over 60K placements made on every stock exchange traded company, household brands and SME’s as well”.

“We just opened an office in West Africa whose Managing Partner comes from Coca-Cola, who insisted along the way he’d never heard of us. In seconds, we took him through our client history archive and proved Antal made over 670 placements in Africa in the past several years. Even today I marvel at the extent of Antal’s reach and impact in both developing and rapidly developing economies”, concluded Bugie.

Founded in 1993, Antal International is a management and professional recruitment specialist. One of the first recruitment organisations to devote substantial resources into emerging markets, the company now has over 120 offices in more than 30 countries and works with many of the world’s most successful and ambitious employers.

Please discover more information about each new office below:

Ernesto Santarelli
Ernesto was referred to us by existing and successful franchisee Salvatore Fernandez who is based in London. With more than 20 years experience in managing operations, growing revenue, optimising the efficiency and reputation of such prestigious hotels such as the Strand Palace, Hilton, Park Lane and Lancaster London hotels to name a few. Being a General Manager of Cambridge City Hotel, Ernesto made a decision to buy a recruitment franchise and use his connections & corporate experience to make placements within the hospitality sector.

Ernesto will be based in London.

Emmanuel Deligans
Emmanuel has more than 26 years experience in purchasing and has worked for brands such as Philips, Siemens and Vodafone in France, Austria, Singapore, China and Luxemburg. He has a hands-on background in international expansion, has forged value-focused supply networks and recruited award-winning sourcing teams.

Emmanuel is planning to operate within the Transportation & Logistics sectors and will be based in France.

Vladimir Alitchikov
Vladimir has invested in various businesses in Bulgaria and has completed successful transactions of three companies in Bulgaria and Austria. Currently Vladimir remains the founder of a Renewables business and a local fund with investments in IT, Real Estate and Service Management companies. Vladimir aspires to move into the recruitment world in order to compliment his excellent expertise and leadership. Maria Stoycheva who is currently a CEO of an energy utility company in Bulgaria, will be helping Vladimir in business development and PR.

Vladimir & Maria are planning to operate within the Digital Marketing sector and will be based in Bulgaria.

Malik Bakayoko
For the last 12 years, Malik has held senior positions for global brands such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Durabilis and TSK Holding. Now Malik is leaving the corporate world to run his own recruitment business and make placements within the FCMG & Legal sectors which will greatly compliment his experience and knowledge in the general management of successful international enterprises.

Malik will be based in the Ivory Coast.

Hament Ahuja & Lekha Bajpai
Hament Ahuja comes with 35 years of experience in Facilities Management and Maintenance in the Oil & Gas, Fertilizer, Refineries, Utilities, Infrastructure and Building Services.

Lekha Bajpai has 25 years of experience in IT. She has worked in senior management positions, spearheading various projects on technologies. She has technical and functional experience in multiple domains like Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Warehousing, Freight Forwarding, Contracting & Manufacturing, Market Research & Digital Marketing.

She has an M. Tech. in Electronics & Communication, Six Sigma Green Belt, and certifications in IT Management, Enterprise Architecture, Information Security and IT Audit.

Hament and Lekha will be based in Mumbai, India

Abhay Kejriwal
Abhay Kejriwal has over 18 years of experience in the manufacturing sector. Having worked within various disciplines like Sales & Marketing, HR, Operations, Quality and Management, he brings with him indepth knowledge of the industry.

Abhay will be based in Pune, India