Amrop Welcomes New Partners in EMEA

Amrop strengthens its EMEA consulting team with new Partner hires in Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and the UK.

Tim Hammett – Partner, UK

Tim Hammett is a Partner in the Board Services Practice for Amrop UK, covering all types of supervisory boards and shareholder configurations. He has a track record across all sectors and has worked with businesses to appoint chairs, committee Heads and Non-Executive Directors as well as General Counsels and Company Secretaries. With a sector focus he is a specialist in Media, Consumer, and Consumer Services. Prior to Amrop, Tim has worked for global search firms and domestic boutiques as a Business Leader and Client Partner. Before entering the world of executive search Tim spent 15 years in FMCG sales and marketing roles and was in the British Army for ten years prior.

Simon Gutknecht – Partner, Switzerland

After studying psychology and business administration with a PhD degree from the University of Zurich, Simon started his career as a product manager for tailor-made assessment centers and as a project manager in a global HR initiative in the recruiting and talent management streams. Simon has been working in the consulting industry since 2009 and was initially jointly responsible for the operational management of an international consulting company in the field of management diagnostics and development. Before joining Amrop, he worked for more than 10 years as a Senior Consultant and Managing Director of the HR Consulting branch of Wilhelm AG.

Steve Meynen – Partner, Belgium

Steve has deep expertise in IT, Telecom, Media and Supply Chain as well as in building Software as a Service (SAAS) business. Aside from having worked for large international corporations, he also brings an extensive experience in the domains of start-up/scale-up of SAAS software business on an international level. In 2005, he was appointed Sales Director at Ingram Micro, where he was later promoted to Executive Managing Director and led Ingram for over 7 years in Belgium and Luxemburg. In 2015 he joined the Belgian SAAS start-up company Awingu as worldwide Chief Commercial Officer. Following its sale to Alludo (formerly Corel Corporation), Steve joined Amrop in 2023.

Francesco Picconi - Partner, Italy

Francesco joined Amrop in January 2023 from Saudi Aramco, after a successful career as HR and Organization Director and as CHRO in multinationals (GE, Fiat Group, Alstom, British Steel), family companies (Falck Renewables, Indesit, Zambon Pharma), and consulting (Towers Watson). He has lived in Italy, Germany, France, the UK and in the Middle East. He is an ‘insider’ in the Energy vertical (Oil & Gas, Power, Utilities, Renewables, Industrials, EPC, Cleantech) and he focuses also on the Industrial, Automotive, Metals and Chemical sectors.

Farah Abdul Rehman – Client Partner, Saudi Arabia

Having built her career in high-performance, boutique retained executive search firms in the UAE, Farah has a track record of delivering on local and international C-level searches for some of the largest diversified private businesses and government institutions across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. Farah joins Amrop from Metamorphosise, a firm she founded to provide high-quality, bespoke executive search support and talent mapping services to select clients in the MENA region. Farah began her career as a Research Associate within a start-up boutique retained executive search firm.