With effect of September 1st, 2015, the executive search firm that hitherto has been operating as ConQuaestor Executive Search, will continue its activities under the trade name Ward Howell International. Ward Howell International focuses on Executive Search and Strategic Leadership Solutions, including Board & Management Audits, Non-Executive Director searches and interim services.
As a consequence of this, in the Netherlands the statutory name of the company will also be re-baptized to Ward Howell.
This decision is a logical consequence of the successful developments over the last year, which in particular has shown a strong growth of the international search practice, as all of the search assignments were already been conducted under the flag of Ward Howell International.
Simultaneously the group wishes to announce the appointment, effectively August 1, 2015, of Mr. Wiltfried Idema as a Partner of Ward Howell International. Mr. Idema has backgrounds in executive search, whilst his early career included a posting as a boardmember of an international auction firm in Singapore. His last position, prior to joining Ward Howell, was as a Director University Development of Leiden University, the Netherlands. Ward Howell International (the Netherlands) is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd.