Amrop is proud to be one of the world's largest international retained executive search networks with the widest geographical coverage of any executive search organization. For more than 30 years, we have been
providing services built on the philosophy that every business, every opportunity, every candidate and every market is unique and should be treated that way.
In 1977, five entrepreneurial retained executive search firms in France, Italy, Switzerland, the UK and the USA united to create a network to serve clients with increasingly international needs for talent. It was called Amrop International. The firms within the group had strong reputations and adhered to the same rigorous international professional standards. They shared a flexible and client-centered approach to search. Above all, they each brought deep knowledge of their local markets befitting firms that had built their businesses in them. A year later the Benelux and Germany joined the new alliance.
In the 1980s, Amrop expanded its footprint outside the US and Europe, partnering with firms in Latin America, Asia and Africa. This new global strategy propelled Amrop into the Top 7 retained executive search organizations worldwide.
In the 1990’s, Amrop strengthened its presence in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe, while expanding its presence in Latin America and Asia, as Amrop helped clients source talent for emerging markets.
In 2000, to further strengthen its global coverage and client-focus, Amrop International merged with The Hever Group, itself a growing international network of high quality search firms. The new Amrop Hever Group continued its growth and delivery of executive search services around the world.
Over the last 10 years, as our clients have sought to position themselves to compete around the world, we have continued to expand our ability to access knowledge and talent from local markets.
In 2009, the organization rebranded as Amrop. This strategic move reflects our strengths as a progressive, cohesive and context-driven global executive search organization.