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Amrop Grows in Germany With Civitas Merger

Amrop Germany and Civitas International are merging their business activities in Germany with immediate effect.

Civitas International, headquartered in Germany, has joined forces with Amrop’s existing German business, adding significant presence for Amrop in Germany and strengthening the group’s capabilities across the EMEA region.

Founded in 1971 in Munich and London, Civitas International is one of the longest-established executive search firms in Germany, with a strong market position and respected brand.

With a combined team of 9 Partners and 40 employees in Berlin, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Munich, the new company is consolidating its position as one of the leading executive recruitment consultancies in Germany.

The new firm will operate as AmropCivitas.

The merger brings together two respected firms and creates a significant footprint for Amrop in the German market. By combining the services and expertise of the two organizations, AmropCivitas will substantially expand its position in the German market while working in close partnership with Amrop’s worldwide network of firms.

In addition to executive and board-level recruiting, AmropCivitas offers specialized leadership services such as Leadership Assessment and Organizational Development. AmropCivitas works across a broad range of sectors, including Life Sciences, Industrial, Financial Services, Consumer & Retail, Digital and Professional Services.

The Managing Partners of the new AmropCivitas are Sabine von Anhalt, Ulrich Beckendorff, Klaus Ewerth, Annika Farin, Christian G. Hirsch, Rupert Nesselhauf and Ulrich Thess.

José Leyún, CEO of the global Amrop Partnership, commented:

“Today we welcome an ambitious new organization into Amrop’s global partnership. The combination of Amrop’s longstanding German partners with the highly reputed Civitas team, underscores our growth in this important market. We are proud to be part of this merger, which brings together two tremendous organizational track records, strong brand recognition and a rich diversity of consulting experience. The culture of both organizations is highly compatible, with service models that emphasize long term client relationships and a deep commitment to quality and ethical principles.”

The German Partnership added:

“We are proud of becoming part of this prestigious partnership, giving us the opportunity to work fully internationally. Amrop is based on partners working in each country as true entrepreneurs. This attitude fits extremely well with the spirit and orientation of Civitas, focusing clearly on the highest quality and highest ethical principles.”

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Amrop advises the world’s most dynamic, agile organizations on identifying and positioning Leaders For What’s Next - adept at working across borders, in markets around the world. Established in 1977, Amrop operates in Asia, EMEA and the Americas through 77 offices in 49 countries and is one of the world’s largest retained executive search partnerships.