François LANDAU has been appointed partner.

January 4, 2024

François Landau has been appointed partner. He specializes in the industry and technology sectors.

After graduating from IESEG (2015), he joined Leaders Trust as an assessment analyst in 2017, before joining RusselReynolds as an associate and then consultant in 2019.

In 2022, he joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) as Talent Acquisition Leader (EMEA).
Executives Nominations 04/01/2024

Succession planning in family-owned businesses: global insights and trends

December 10, 2023

Family businesses are at the heart of economic success in countries around the world. According to the Family Business Index 2023 by EY and St.Gallen University, the 500 largest family businesses are growing faster than the global economy and collectively generate $8.02 trillion in revenues and employ 24.5 million people worldwide.

For these family businesses - whether medium-sized or large conglomerates - our position as headhunting experts and recruitment consultants means that we are regularly consulted to help resolve what is certainly one of the most delicate and subtle issues facing the head of a company, especially when he or she is the founder: the succession plan.

The strategic and emotional aspects of these consulting roles, which require an understanding of the dilemma of balancing the interests of the business and the dynamics of the family in order to ensure a lasting legacy, make them unique and interesting.

Over the decades, the member firms of the international Altopartners network - of which Leaders Trust is one of the historical founders - have conducted thousands of searches for board members, CEOs and managing directors of family businesses in Europe, Asia and America. So many hours of discussions and dialogue with the owners of these companies and their main stakeholders, focusing on strategic issues, growth problems and succession plans.

Based on this unique experience, we are pleased to present this Report on succession planning in family businesses. It highlights analyses of the major trends at international level, expert advice and the sharing of best practice.

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October 26, 2023

Erik Linquier has been appointed managing director of this specialist executive search and independent director search firm, a member of the Lorenz & Hamilton Group. He succeeds Pierre-Yves Stintzy, partner, who has taken on this role on a temporary basis.

Born in 1969, IEP Paris, ENA (1994), he began his career at the Cour des Comptes, then held various diplomatic positions (economic advisor in Canada and deputy representative of France at the WTO in Geneva), before becoming deputy general secretary in 2005 and then general secretary (2007) at the Treasury department at Bercy. In 2009, he was appointed Director of Regulation at Enedis (formerly ERDF) and, in 2012, Director of Consulting the pensions consultancy business at Accenture. In 2018, he became General Commissioner for France to lead the Dubai 2020 World Expo project, and President of the Compagnie française des expositions (Cofrex). Since 2022, he has been in charge of business development at Kyndryl (ex-IBM), in the public sector, utilities and telecoms. He was also a board member of Monnaie de Paris, and currently chairs Aquavesc, the local authority responsible for producing, treating and distributing drinking water for 600,000 consumers in western Paris.
Executives Nominations 26/10/2023

The world has changed - Do we need new business leaders ?

February 09, 2022

By Jean-Philippe Saint-Geours
Partner at Leaders Trust

Is the world changing so much that the men and women who run companies also need to change? Will the core functions of business leadership change in such a way that other profiles will be needed to succeed in the emerging new environment? In short, yes!

We are currently experiencing a major crisis and revolution in the parameters that leaders need to consider in order to successfully manage their companies and their teams.

The terms “crisis” and “revolution” are not too strong to characterise the depth of the technological, geopolitical and health changes which are accumulating over a very short period. The upheaval is not only profound, it is intense because everything is happening all at once.

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