We live in an era of unprecedented business disruption generally, and this is undoubtedly true in the global Consumer Goods and Retail sector. Dynamism and adaptability are essential for consumer businesses. Companies that traditionally operated B2B models now also need to excel in a B2C world.
Data is now critical. Decisionmakers need to use their data and analytics to gain meaningful insight to learn what their ever-demanding customers expect of their products and services. Furthermore, there needs to be a seamless integration between traditional and ever-evolving online models to stand out from the increasing competition.
These challenges require new processes, new technologies and most of all, new capabilities in people. AI, automation and digital technology will reshape the competency needs of Consumer Goods and Retail businesses. To deliver on all aspects, while maintaining ’business as usual’, requires the vision, strategy and leadership of executives with exceptional talent and diverse profiles.
Here at Horton International’s Consumer Practice, we are trusted Executive Search partners, partnering closely with leading companies and brands in this diverse sector.
We work with companies and sectors such as;
Our consultants in Consumer Practice come directly from this sector, bringing deep and current experience as well as local market expertise. This provides strong insight that enables us to understand precisely the real challenges and issues our clients are facing. On a daily basis, we strive to remain up to date on sector trends, key players, and high-level networking and relationship building.
By doing this, we are proud of being not only trusted Executive Search partners but also being Executive Business partners.
Artem is a core team member of the global Consumer Practice
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Based in Moscow, Artem Antipov is a Partner at Horton International and a member of the company's global CONSUMER Practice
Before joining Horton, Artem worked as a Head of FMCG Practice for a well-known Russian direct search agency that later became a part of Horton International Russia.
With over a decade in the search industry, Artem has built an extensive network of contacts with best talents in General Management/ Sales/ Marketing/ Supply Chain/ Manufacturing/ Finance and other executive functions.
Artem boasts a portfolio of 300+ successfully completed projects for major global brands and top Russian holdings in FMCG, Consumer Electronics, Agriculture, Distribution and Retail.
He has experience in conducting searches across all Russia as well the CIS Cluster with number of successful assignments in Ukraine, Central Asia and Caucasus.
Artem has proved to master excellence in both operational and business development sides of a headhunter job. As well he is a skilled people manager & trainer who has grown several bright young talents currently working at Top Multinationals in Russia.
Artem graduated with a degree in Human Resources from the State University of Management in Moscow, Russia.
Tel. +7 495 229 47 74
Narhi@hortoninternational.com +358 50 441 6134
Ani Närhi is a core team member of the Consumer Practice at Horton International.
Based in Helsinki Finland Ani has more than 20 years of diverse experience across FMCG business, and she is a member of the Horton International global Consumer Practice.
Ani joined Horton International in 2007. Her extensive executive search experience covers areas of Consumer Goods and Retail, Services, ICT and Technology. Most of her consumer experience is based in the sectors of Fashion and Lifestyle, Home Furnishing, Food and Beverage, Bakery, Media and Luxury goods. She has a good understanding of creative businesses and people, be it AD or R&D and in Design from Art all the way to CX.
With more than 20 years of experience in strategic recruitments, Ani has a solid business understanding and an extensive network within FMCG. She is specialized in recruitments with businesses in the midst of digitalization challenges and becoming truly customer-centric. Her clientele covers both large global conglomerates as well as small and medium-sized Finnish companies.
Ani holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Helsinki as well as a Master’s degree in Education from Northern Illinois University, USA.
Managing Partner, Country Manager
Tel. +358 50 441 6134
Palle Rasmussen is a core team member of the Consumer Practice at Horton International
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Based in Vejle/Denmark, Palle has more than 20 years of diverse experience across FMCG business, and he is a member of the Horton International global Consumer Practice.
Prior to joining Horton International in 2011, Palle held various executive positions of multinational companies. Most of his consumer experience is based in the following sectors:
Agriculture, Seafood, Bakery, Media, Luxury goods, Hygiene and Health care – and he also hasretail experience from retail chain establishment and operations.
Strong business understanding and experience and an extensive network within FMCG makes Palle a strong search and business partner. He is conducting search assignments in Denmark aswell as internationally within large corporations, private equity companies and private owned businesses.
He has proved to master excellence in matching different corporate cultures with candidate’s professional skills, experience and personality.
Palle holds a master degree in Science Economics and Business Administration.
Managing Partner, Denmark
Tel. +45 2177 4548
Ulrich is a core team member of the Consumer practice at Horton International
Pohland@hortoninternational.com t: +49 69 95092-143; +49 170 9126069
Based in Frankfurt, Germany Ulrich has over 25 years of experience in executive search. In his current role he advises global and regional clients on their key talent requirements and has a broad expertise and professional network in FMCG, with a focus in food & beverage and consumer products.
He has a proven track record of placements in C-suite and senior management-level roles and recruits for a range of functions, like general management, operations, marketing/digital marketing, business development, sales, finance, supply chain and HR. His customers range from large corporations to numerous family businesses that value him for his in-depth knowledge of the industry.
Prior to his current role with Horton International, he had international exposure in leading executive search companies. He believes in a professional and lively working relationship and gives 100% to achieve results for his clients which leave them excellently positioned. Corporate culture, competence profile and the candidate must all fit together. This is particularly true in industries that are undergoing rapid change and are dealing with issues of digital transformation and an intensified competitive environment like FMCG.
Ulrich holds a degree in business administration from University of Cologne.
Business Unit Manager
Tel. +49 (0)69 95092-0
Rathin is a core team member of the Consumer practice group at Horton International
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Based in Mumbai (India), Rathin has more than 40 years of diverse experience across Consumer Products, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Chemicals, Industry and Infrastructure.
He has worked in reputed consumer companies like Asian Paints, Gillette, Blow Plast, VIP Industries Ltd., (Luggage & Furniture), Bisleri with strong stints in sales and marketing.
Further he has held Business Head/CEO positions in VIP, Bisleri, Shapoorji Pallonji Fabricators and Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd.
Rathin joined Horton International (India & Area) in April 2018 as Managing Consultant for Consumer, Industrial and Infrastructure Practices.
Rathin has a B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) from IIT, Mumbai (1974 batch) and a PGDBM from XLRI, Jamshedpur (1976 batch).