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Amrop Expands Global Footprint With New Partner Firm in South Africa

Executive search firm Woodburn Mann has joined Amrop’s global partnership.The addition of Woodburn Mann adds significant national presence for Amrop in South Africa and strengthens the group’s capabilities across the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Led by Andrew Woodburn as Managing Partner, Woodburn Mann was established in 1982 in Johannesburg, and serves a range of clients across southern and sub-Saharan Africa.

The firm is recognised as one of the leading retained executive search consultancies in the region, with a highly effective research capability. The firm has the largest team of graduate research consultants of any search firm on the African continent.

With a staff team of 25, the firm offers client focused, industry-leading processes and services to the most prominent African businesses, as well as government parastatal operations, multi-national subsidiaries and entrepreneurial ventures. Services include executive and non-executive search, board reviews and succession planning, executive coaching and leadership assessment and development.

The firm will operate as Amrop Woodburn Mann.

“Woodburn Mann is delighted to be partnering with Amrop to bring together decades of combined experience in executive search”, says Andrew Woodburn. “Our global coverage will directly connect our clients with one of the world’s largest retained executive search networks. We believe this is an exciting opportunity for us to grow and learn, and, in turn, provide our clients with innovative and dynamic services in an ever-changing marketplace,” he adds.

“The entry of Amrop Woodburn Mann is an important development for Amrop in the region”, says José Leyún, CEO of the Amrop Partnership. “As a leading executive talent management company, Amrop Woodburn Mann is the longest-operating executive search business across sub-Saharan Africa. This heritage is combined with a strong spirit of entrepreneurship and ambition. We are looking forward to a successful and exciting partnership.” 

The addition of Amrop Woodburn Mann brings Amrop’s EMEA footprint to 40 offices in 32 countries.

About Amrop

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 75 offices in 48 countries and is one of the world’s largest retained executive search partnerships.

About Amrop Woodburn Mann

Woodburn Mann Executive Search (now trading as Amrop Woodburn Mann) has been in operation in Johannesburg since 1982 and is one of the leading Executive Search and Leadership Consultancies serving clients in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The firm offers consulting services that address the key leadership needs of major organizations; the appointment, evaluation and development of world class, globally competitive executive talent. The suite of consulting services includes executive search, board and leadership assessment, interim search and executive development (coaching and counselling).