Our Partners worldwide

Lubica Kangas

Executive Search Partner and Co-founder

Specialty markets: Finland, Sweden, Slovakia & Czech

 
Lubica Kangas

Lubica Kangas

Position: Executive Search Partner and Co-founder
Phone: +358 (0)40 8419 662
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive & Team Coaching, Executive Search
Specialty Market: Czech Republic, Finland, Slovakia, Sweden
Specialty markets: Finland, Sweden, Slovakia & Czech
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lubica-kangas-3235183/

Lubica is a co-founder of AIKON PARTNERS, and seasoned Executive Search consultant, helping international organisations acquire the needed talent globally.
Lubica started her Executive Search career 20 years ago in Slovakia and since 2005 she has lived in Finland, serving many Nordic organizations internationally.
Her “sweet spots” are search assignments for regional or global roles, across different geographies.
In addition to the Nordics, Lubica has placed candidates in many locations worldwide including Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK, UAE, and Brazil.
Through conducting over 400 demanding search assignments, Lubica has gained experience in a variety of sectors: primarily in IT & Technology and also industry, healthcare, finance, and others.
For several years she partnered with Nokia as a senior talent acquisition partner working on senior-level searches and helped build Nokia’s internal executive search capability. Her long-term clients are global public listed companies as well as smaller scale-ups and growth organisations with an international footprint.

Passions outside work: Healthy lifestyle, traveling, and nature.

Lubica speaks English, Finnish, Slovak, and Czech.

Bettina Danielsen

Executive Search Partner and Co-founder

Specialty markets: Denmark, France, Sweden

 
Bettina Danielsen

Bettina Danielsen

Position: Executive Search Partner and Co-founder
Phone: +336 (0)77 368 750
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive & Team Coaching, Executive Search
Specialty Market: Denmark, France, Sweden
Specialty markets: Denmark, France, Sweden
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bettinadanielsen/

Bettina provides international executive search & strategic talent acquisition consulting services. Bettina is Danish and working from France supporting clients across the Nordic region and Europe in search for senior-level positions in the tech/digital space and secondarily in life sciences. Bettina worked 10 years in the top-tier executive search firms Korn/Ferry and Heidrick & Struggles. Before starting her own business she was heading the European recruitment team for Nokia in Finland. Bettina is extremely well connected across geographies and lived in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, and Israel, and traveled intensively to China during her time with Nokia.

Passions outside work: Pilates, hiking, and arts.

Bettina speaks English, Danish, and French.

Maria Heeschen-Ollendorff

Partner, Practice Leader Assessment Solutions

Specialty markets: Denmark, Sweden

 

Maria Heeschen-Ollendorff

Position: Partner, Practice Leader Assessment Solutions
Phone: +45 3145 3961
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive & Team Coaching, Executive Search, Leadership Assessment
Specialty Market: Denmark, Sweden
Specialty markets: Denmark, Sweden
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariakrogsgaard/

Maria is leading AIKON´s assessment solution practice and is a member of the leadership team. She has more than 12 years of experience working with Leadership Assessment including Executive and Board Recruitment as well as In-house Talent Acquisition. Maria has worked with the global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles and the largest Nordic executive search firm Alumni. Having lived and worked in Denmark, UK, Switzerland, France, and Canada, Maria has a passion for working with international clients. Maria has studied Diversity and Corporate Governance and advised the jury of the Women´s Board Award. She is a certified Hogan assessor.

Passions outside work: Yoga, nature, walking, and running.

Maria speaks Danish, English, and French.

Nuria Lorenzo

HR and Leadership Development Partner

Specialty market: Spain

 
Nuria Lorenzo

Nuria Lorenzo

Position: HR and Leadership Development Partner
Phone: +34639169177
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive & Team Coaching, Executive Search, HR Strategy, Innovation Potential Assessment, Leadership Development
Specialty Market: Spain
Specialty market: Spain
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nurialorenzo/

Senior HR Professional with a Degree in Psychology (Universidad Autónoma of Madrid), Master in Human Resources and Organisations (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Nuria has extensive experience over 20 years in markets such as Telecommunications, Information Technology, Health, Education, and HR Consulting in leading international companies like IBM, Nokia, Microsoft, SIA (Indra), and Henry Schein where she has carried out senior and management roles in the Human Resources field.
Throughout her career, Nuria has developed in-company programs on strategic areas i.e. Leadership, Engagement, Innovation & Transformation, Change Management, Coaching & Mentoring, and Culture & Values, among others.
Founder of U-CAN-GET-IT I+D+T, a consulting firm that assists companies to transform and evolve ensuring performance effectiveness providing them with high-level solutions on Talent Development Programmes, Executive & Team Coaching, Recruitment, and Innovation & Transformation Programmes.
Co-author of the book “Creativiza-T”, Author of CPQ [D&D]® Creative Potential Diagnosis & Development, Certified in CPS Creative Problem Solving – (Oxborn-Parnes), Certified as Executive Coach by ICF, Certified as Team Coach by Lider-Haz-Go!, Agile & Lean Project Management by Telefónica Universitas, Certified in Coaching by Values (Simon Dolan).

Passions outside work: Sports, dancing, painting, art & crafts, psychology, and other cultures.

Nuria speaks English and Spanish.

Kristian Husum

Executive Search & Leadership Development Partner

Specialty markets: Denmark, Norway, Sweden

 
Kristian Husum

Kristian Husum

Position: Executive Search & Leadership Development Partner
Phone: +45 4529894109
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive & Team Coaching, Executive Search, Leadership Assessment, Leadership Development
Specialty Market: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Specialty markets: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristianhusum/

Kristian has helped organizations build organizational capabilities for more than 20 years both in an internal and an external capacity. His functional experience spans functional HR transformation programs as well as broader organizational development and capability-building programs.
Prior to his consulting career, Kristian has worked in various senior international HR roles in med-tech, banking, and technology organizations. He has led global organizations across Europe, the USA, and Asia Pacific.
As a coach, Kristian balances persistency with patience to establish a trustful and efficacious development zone. His broad background in consulting and industry roles allows him to engage quickly and effectively across culture, functions, and levels.

Passions outside work: Traveling, architecture, and modern history.

Kristian speaks Danish, English, Norwegian and Swedish.

Marielle de Spa

Executive Search & Leadership Development Partner

Specialty markets: Mexico, USA, France, Spain, Canada & Brazil

 

Marielle de Spa

Position: Executive Search & Leadership Development Partner
Phone: +34 680 701 981
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive & Team Coaching, Executive Search, Leadership Development
Specialty Market: France, North America, South America, Spain
Specialty markets: Southern Europe, North & South America
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marielledespa/

Marielle is a Foresight, Global talent partner, and Career strategist with a professional expertise in Leadership Futures, Transformation & Growth. Her expertise in global C-suite executive search and leadership consulting, a cross-cultural upbringing, and multiple international transitions have provided her with comprehensive expertise on cross-culture leadership management, talent acquisition, and global career strategies.
Marielle is the Founder & Managing director of TCKapital a Strategic Foresight, Global Talent and Leadership Futures consultancy, as well as a board advisor to investment funds, scale-ups, and senior corporate leadership across the Americas and Europe.

Passions outside work: Cycling & tennis, travel, architecture & period jewelry, people & tech futures – connecting with other global citizens.

Marielle speaks English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Evija Rutkovska

Executive search & Assessment Partner

Specialty markets: Latvia & Baltics

 

Evija Rutkovska

Position: Executive search & Assessment Partner
Phone: +371 26535001
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive Search, Leadership Assessment
Specialty Market: Latvia
Specialty markets: Latvia & Baltics
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/evija-rutkovska-3a79252

Evija has more than 20 years of experience in Executive Search and Assessment.
She is licenced user of Tripod and AON Assessment tools.
Evija`s clients in search are mostly well known international companies starting from sales offices till large enterprises.

Passions outside work: Books, theatre & opera, ice hockey.

Evija speaks Latvian, Russian & English.

Barbara Moors

Executive Search Partner

Specialty market: France

 
Barbara Moors

Barbara Moors

Position: Executive Search Partner
Phone: +33 6 70 57 41 65
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive Search, Research
Specialty Market: France
Specialty markets: France, Western Europe and beyond
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbaramoors/

Based in Paris, Barbara Moors has been working as an executive search consultant for over twenty years.
After nine years with Heidrick & Struggles, she established her own company, The Search Factory, in 2008.
She provides her clients with dedicated executive search advisory and research and have done international searches in more then 15 countries.
She also developed a training program, addressing executive search researchers and consultants.
Through conducting over 500 top-level recruitments, Barbara has gained experience in a large variety of sectors: technology, finance, consumer, industry, healthcare, with a global reach and a strong taste for new challenges.

Passions outside work: painting and photography. Barbara co-founded La Belle Etoile, an art publishing house and online shop.

Barbara speaks fluent French and English.

Ralf Schotten

Executive Search Partner

Specialty market: Germany

 

Ralf Schotten

Position: Executive Search Partner
Phone: +49 172 20 65 696
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive Search
Specialty Market: Germany
Specialty market: Germany
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralf-schotten-9048463/

Ralf began his professional career in the headquarters of a leading German retail company. In 1992 he switched to HR consulting.
As an HR and management consultant, he worked for a well-known national executive search company for the next 10 years and during this time he developed and consolidated his passion and expertise for leadership recruiting.
As a self-employed entrepreneur, he ran his own personnel consultancy between 2002 and the end of 2006, until he joined a global network of executive search consultants in January 2007. As Executive Director, he led the Automotive Practice Group’s EMEA team and was an international Key Account Manager for some of the largest international clients.
In 2014, he became a partner with a Top 10 global recruitment consultancy. In this role, he advised mainly large and medium-sized industrial companies.
Since 2021 he is the owner of his national executive search consultancy and at the same time partner in the international AIKON network, where he now bundles the best of all previous engagements in order to create objective added value for clients.

Passions outside work: Playing golf

Ralf speaks German & English.

Petra Ruotsila

Executive search Partner

Specialty markets: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark

 

Petra Ruotsila

Position: Executive search Partner
Phone: +358 40 5568786
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive Search
Specialty Market: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
Specialty markets: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petraruotsila/

Petra is a driven and experienced headhunter with 14 years+ experience in recruiting to leadership roles and key tech positions. Her focus area is in the Nordics (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark). Petra’s core focus lies in tech and consulting industries, she works with wide range of companies from the largest listed ones to small start-ups coming up with their new product. She burns for new ideas, for the rapidly changing headhunting market and new ways of attracting talent.

Passions outside work: Running, dancing, Finnish archipelago and nature

Petra speaks Swedish, Finnish & English.

Sajid Hussein

Executive search Partner

Specialty markets: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman

 

Sajid Hussein

Position: Executive search Partner
Phone: +971 50 5525709
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive Search
Specialty Market: Middle East, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE
Specialty Markets: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sajid-h-8b0714

Sajid is a seasoned professional in the Search industry and a pioneer for retained search mandates in the GCC region.
He has built leadership teams across industries with MNCs as well as large regional firms and private businesses.

Passions outside work: Off-road driving, Scuba Diving, Travelling

Sajid speaks English, Hindi and Urdu.

Niina Mäenpää

Assessment Partner

Specialty markets: Finland, Europe

 

Niina Mäenpää

Position: Assessment Partner
Phone: +352 691 832202
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive & Team Coaching, Leadership Assessment, Leadership Development
Specialty Market: Australia, Europe, North America
Specialty markets: Finland, Europe
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maenpaaniina/?originalSubdomain=lu

Niina is a work and organizational psychologist and certified coach with 10+ years of diverse experience in organizational and leadership development and recruitment consultancy, both in Finland and internationally. She has worked with a variety of industries and organizations ranging from a listed company to a growth company. Assessments she has done from the listed company’s management team level to various expert positions and support functions mainly in Europe, but also in countries like India, China, Canada, and Australia.
Niina currently works from Luxembourg, where she moved in 2020. A multicultural work environment as well as international talent management is close to her heart – not just because she lives in a true international realm of “expats”. Additionally Niina has lived in Sweden and Germany.

Passions outside work: Volleyball / Beach volley, traveling & nature

Niina speaks English and Finnish

Volker Seubert

Executive Search Partner

Specialty market: Germany

 
Volker Seubert

Volker Seubert

Position: Executive Search Partner
Phone: +49 177 362 8572
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive Search
Specialty Market: Germany
Specialty market: Germany
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vsehr/

Volker is an Executive Search and HR advisor with 10+ years of experience and an international HR Business Partner background from large technology organizations like Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Volker has worked across multiple industries and seniority levels, supporting organizations to successfully set up Talent Management and Recruitment processes. His expertise is within technology, software development, and focusing on Eastern Europe.

Passions outside work: Digital nomad, cycling, yoga.

Volker speaks German, English, and French.

Amii Zhang

Executive Search Partner

Specialty market: China

 
Amii Zhang

Amii Zhang

Position: Executive Search Partner
Phone: +86 135 110 76819
Email: [email protected]
Services: Executive Search
Specialty Market: China
Specialty market: China
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amiizhang/

Amii has more than 15 years of experience working with Executive Recruitment and In-house Talent Acquisition leadership in multi-national companies like Renault-Nissan, Microsoft in Singapore, Nokia in Finland, Bloomberg, and for the local Chinese top gaming company Elex. Amii has also advised on broader Talent Management and Governance topics.
Amii worked with the global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles and their global technology practice. Having lived and worked in China, the UK, Finland, and Singapore, Amii is a trusted Talent Advisor among her clients in APAC and Europe.

Passions outside work: Essential oils, foreign cultures, and a good laugh.

Amii speaks English and Chinese.

Darina Rössl

Engagement Partner

Czech Republic

 
Darina Rössl

Darina Rössl

Position: Engagement Partner
Phone: +420 602 649 956
Email: [email protected]
Specialty Market: Czech Republic
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darinarossl/

At AIKON PARTNERS Darina is director of operations, communications & partner engagement. Darina is an experienced manager with a psychological background and she is co-founder of an Institute for employment assessment. She has solid experience with HR business services, consultancy, and managerial experience from a law firm, corporate international organisations as well as NGOs. Furthermore, Darina has also worked with marketing and PR. As an organisational and industrial psychology specialist, she is experienced in change management, communications, performance and talent management as well as leadership development.

Passions outside work: Dog & nature, sun & sea, travelling & foreign cultures.

Darina speaks English, Slovak, Czech, and Russian.

Bogusia Lohrfink-Gliga

Research Partner

Specialty markets: Netherlands, Poland

 
Bogusia Lohrfink-Gliga

Bogusia Lohrfink-Gliga

Position: Research Partner
Phone: +31 621 19 88 38
Email: [email protected]
Services: Research
Specialty Market: Netherlands, Poland
Specialty markets: Netherlands, Poland
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bogusia-lohrfink-gliga-b6565225/

Bogusia is a Polish citizen, living and working in the Netherlands for the past 10 years. Bogusia is a seasoned consultant with 17 years of experience in executive search, recruiting both as a sub-contractor for leading recruitment firms and corporate clients.
She specializes in senior and C-level appointments across a variety of industries. As a full generalist, she can serve clients and fulfill all of the functions on upper management, niche, and hard-to-find profiles (such as General Manager, VP Finance, VP Veterinary, Chief Agronomist, VP Merchandising, CMO, IT Director, and many more). Her expertise lies in cross-border research with a strong focus on EMEA & APAC regions.
Between 2010 – 2015 Bogusia cooperated with INAC Executive Search, serving as an Operation Manager, facilitating and coordinating the global network of 47 partners, setting up processes, organising international assemblies, encouraging more business exchange, and supporting the Board in daily activities.
Prior to that experience she worked for a Polish start-up called Tax Care S.A and recruited nearly 200 people in 10 months across all functions and levels.

Passions outside work: Photography. Most recently, she became a professional photographer specializing in natural light portraits.

Bogusia speaks Polish and English.

Roberto Bolomey

Research Partner

Specialty market: Finland

 
Roberto Bolomey

Roberto Bolomey

Position: Research Partner
Phone: +358 45 845 1682
Email: [email protected]
Services: Research
Specialty Market: Finland
Specialty market: Finland
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberto-bolomey-3500a512/

Roberto carries out research, starting from market research, initial contact, and phone interviewing. He has worked many years in sales and marketing in different industries internationally.

Passions outside work: Photography, trekking/kayaking, wine connoisseur, reading.

Roberto speaks Spanish, English, and French.

Erika Sloviaková

Partner Support

Slovakia

 
Erika Sloviaková

Erika Sloviaková

Position: Partner Support
Phone: +421 903 212 133
Email: [email protected]
Specialty Market: Slovakia
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erika-sloviakov-a6aa7924/

Erika is an executive assistant and delivers support to our partners. She worked for more than 20 years in various administrative positions, mainly in international Italian companies. Erika has an eye for detail, excellent computer skills, and is very service-minded. She is always ready to support and find a solution. In AIKON she is supporting partners with the administrative and operational technical issues.

Passions outside work: Dog, nature, yoga.

Erika speaks Slovak, English, and Italian.

Partners worldwide

We are currently present in the Nordics, Europe and China, and continuously expanding into more countries.