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25th and 40th anniversary at Amrop




Amrop’s Hungarian office was opened in 1992, shortly after the changes happened in Hungary’s political and economic system. The company celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017. Amrop Kohlmann & Young has been led by its founders Richard Kohlmann and David Young for more than 18 years. It is unique in Hungary to stay on the market with the same name and leadership among all the changing circumstances.

As Managing Partner David Young summarizes:

”Sometimes we forget where Hungary was 25 years ago and how far it has come during those years. Over this period Amrop has participated in these changes, bringing new talent to companies in need of leadership and strategic vision. The top managers we have placed have played a major role in the modernization of the country and in increasing living standards for many Hungarians. We are proud of these achievements and thankful for the opportunity given us by the earthquake of political change in the late 1980s.”

Richard Kohlmann adds:

“The past 25 years mean a continuous change for me.  Finding the right talents for different positions was an interesting task before. Currently, great leaders try to find new challenge and development opportunities.  We support our candidates in this process, and we help our partners and clients by providing consultancy and professional services. It is a great feeling to get involved in this!”

In addition to the 25th anniversary, 2017 is the year when Amrop global celebrated its 40 year anniversary. Started in 1977, today the company has 77 offices in 50 countries with a global and context driven approach.

As Amrop’s global CEO José Layún summarized: “It is a time to look back, examine the current leadership landscape, and look forward to ‘What’s Next’. From the first two perspectives, it is fair to conclude that the best executive search firms, (and we like to think that Amrop is no exception), have evolved into trusted advisors.”

As Mr. Layún defined the values of Amrop, “Sustainability is a core element of Amrop’s guiding Mission: ‘Shaping sustainable success through inspiring leaders’. It is a defining factor of wise decision-making – something which we believe is set to become a fundamental performance indicator for leaders and organizations going forward.”

Please watch the video on Amrop global’s 4 decades of leadership here!

Amrop global and Amrop Kohlmann & Young look forward to a bright future together with their candidates, clients and colleagues.


5. és 40. évfordulót ünnepel az Amrop - Cikk magyarul





Press Release Amrop Kohlmann & Young
January 12, 2018

Nora Ruszkai, the former deputy CEO of Sanoma Media, has joined Amrop Kohlmann & Young as a new Partner



From the beginning of January a new Partner has joined the leading international executive search firm, Amrop Kohlmann & Young.

Nora Ruszkai has over 20 years of experience in senior management, coaching and training.

She has lived for several years in the United States and in China. In recent years she has managed her own media sales house company.
Nora spent 11 years at Sanoma Media as the company’s COO. Before this she worked in various leadership positions at Unilever, Levi Strauss and MultiChoice.

“For a long time I have been interested in executive search”, explained Nora. “At several points in my career I came close to entering the sector, but at the last minute something else came along. Now, after many years in senior management, I have decided to take the decision to take a step on this path. I think now is absolutely the best time for me to have met Amrop and its owners, since from every point of view I will be able to put my maximum into making Amrop Kohlmann & Young an even greater success”.

“We are very happy that Nora has joined us! For many years we have been looking for a new partner with an extensive network and market orientation who could bring new momentum to our 25-year- old company”, commented David Young, Managing Partner.

“Amrop Kohlmann & Young is one of the leading executive search firms in Hungary. Tradition is very important for us. But recently we’ve come to feel that it’s time to take “a big step” and Nora’s arrival has taken place at exactly the right time”, said Richard Kohlmann, the company’s other Managing Partner.

Amrop is one of the most dynamic executive search firms in the world. The consultants of Amrop believe strongly in “Leaders for What’s Next’” : identifying and helping our clients to recruit the leaders of the future, bridging borders and markets. Amrop has 77 offices in 50 countries worldwide and over the past 40 years has become one of the largest global executive search firms.

Amrop has been part of Hungary's modernization process since 1992 and is now one of the leading executive search firms in the country. Amrop Kohlmann & Young is led by founding partners Richard Kohlmann and David Young, both experienced search consultants. They are supported by a talented team of multilingual professionals who have experience across a broad range of industries and sectors.

Nóra Ruszkai Partner at Amrop Kohlmann & Young - Press Release

Ruszkai Nóra Partner az Amrop Kohlmann & Young-nál - Sajtóanyag magyarul





Amrop's Entrepreneurial Spirit Recognized in Hungary

David Young (above) and Richard Kohlmann (below) receive their awards from Sandor Demjan, VOSZ President, and Péter Szijjartó, Hungarian Foreign State Secretary

Amrop Managing Partners David Young and Richard Kohlmann have been named Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2012 by Hungary's National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (VOSZ). The award recognizes their efforts in making Amrop one of the leading executive search firms in the country.

The National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers was founded in 1989, before the political transition in Hungary. It was the first non-governmental, politically neutral, nation-wide representation of employer's interests in the country. VOSZ represents companies from all sectors of business. Its 12,000 members are mainly SMEs and contribute roughly one third of Hungary's GDP.

Amrop has been active in Hungary since 1992 and David and Richard have been working together since 1999. Over the years Amrop Kohlmann & Young has placed many of Hungary's leading executives across a wide range of industries. In addition to Executive Search, Amrop Kohlmann & Young is active in providing Leadership Assessment and Coaching services.

David and Richard are very proud to receive this award and feel that it reflects not only their own hard work, but that of their colleagues as well.



Hungarian version