Alexander Hughes, European Executive Search firm sets its India office with Pankaj Dutt as Country Head


New Delhi, India: Alexander Hughes, an European leader in executive search has established its presence in India, by acquiring a local executive search company with an existing portfolio of Indian and MNC clients. The Indian operations of the firm would be led by Pankaj Dutt, who has been appointed as the Country Managing Partner and will be based in New Delhi.

Alexander Hughes is also establishing its presence in Brazil, Hong-Kong and Australia enabling Alexander Hughes to become one of the few fully integrated global search firms.

Founded in 1957, Alexander Hughes is the oldest executive search firm to be founded in Europe, and maintains an impressive client roaster comprising some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies. Besides being the first executive search firm globally to establish a dedicated cleantech practice, its experience and track record in sectors such as defense & aerospace, automotive, industrials and retail is unmatched amongst most international firms.

“Following thirty years of growth in Europe and strong global presence through our partnerships, the integrated development in Asia Pacific and the Americas is great news for our clients and our teams. It is a guarantee of continuity for our firm” said Maurice Rozet, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and founder of Alexander Hughes.

“We wish to accompany our clients globally and help them grow, especially in the BRIC countries. We believe our integrated model is the best way to provide top notch quality and seamless global service” said Julien Rozet, CEO of Alexander Hughes.

“Most of our key clients have large presence in India and have even more ambitious growth plans. With rapidly increasing trade ties between India and European Union, we offer unparalleled expertise and reach to clients from both regions”, said Pankaj Dutt, Managing Partner of Alexander Hughes India.

To provide adequate coverage to its clients, the firm will soon announce new senior appointments at its existing office in New Delhi & a new office in Bangalore.

With more than 40 offices, Alexander Hughes, headquartered in Paris, has a fully owned worldwide coverage offering local expertise combined with international capabilities. The team includes more than 120 consultants operating in 12 Sectors of Excellence, ranging from Financial Services and Technology to Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing or Consumer Markets.

Source: Company release

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