Millar Cameron Conducts Sensitive Search For New CEO
Learn how Miller Cameron recruited the right leader for a real estate investor in West Africa in order to help the client maintain its strong reputation.
A leading real estate investor needed to source a CEO for their West African operations, following the unexpected departure of their current CEO. The replacement would need to be sourced quickly and confidentially in order to maintain the company’s reputation in the region.
The CEO would need proven leadership capabilities in emerging economies, as well as being able to present a portfolio of high profile and high value projects.
The real estate investor engaged Millar Cameron on a retained campaign in order to provide a diverse pool of candidate profiles from emerging markets around the world.
Millar Cameron engaged all potential candidates directly in order to control the amount of information divulged about the investor and the role remain confidential.
All candidates in the long list underwent an intensive hour long competency-based interview to understand the potential of each individual.
From a long list of talented individuals, three outstanding candidates were shortlisted. They were flown to the UK for an interview, after which the new CEO was successfully appointed.
The four-month process from initial brief enabled the company to carry out initial works in the UK before its new CEO flew to West Africa. The new leader is now established within the business and currently overseeing some of its most important projects in the region.
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