Welcome: Odgers Berndtson

Written by BCCJ
May 22, 2013

Written by BCCJ
May 22, 2013

We are delighted to welcome Odgers Berndtson as the newest member of the BCCJ!

From Odgers Berndtson:

Odgers Berndtson, a global big-six executive search consultancy, is absolutely delighted to be a new member of the BCCJ. Odgers Berndtson is the dominant firm at the high-end in the UK, finding exceptional leadership talent for national and international organizations in the private, public and not for profit sectors. Notable recent appointments include the Governor of the Bank of England, and most of the top British Olympic Committee leadership positions.

With over fifty offices in thirty countries, Odgers Berndtson delivers worldwide executive search solutions and is committed to securing exceptional talent to lead and direct the most successful organizations on the planet. Since incorporating the Tokyo office in 1991 the Odgers Berndtson approach in Japan has been that of trusted advisor, focusing on highly discrete and customized leadership solutions for a savvy roster of successful multinational entities.

Managing partner Roger Marshall, well-known as a doyen of the executive search community, has been active in Japanese HR consulting since the mid 1970s and has witnessed extraordinary growth and maturity in the Japanese search sector, reflecting the huge and unprecedented changes in Japanese society. He notes the critical need for leadership planning.  Marshall says “the potential of the sector is dynamic, exciting, and continues to evolve”, and is energized by “the greater potential contribution executive search can make to the global competitiveness, diversity, and strength of the Japanese economy.”

Japan is now ranked as one of the leading talent-deficient nations.  Odgers Berndtson anticipates growing opportunities to assist both Japanese and multinational clients, as they search for and secure leadership solutions. Increased restructuring, M&A activity, and the retirement of the current generation of senior leaders in corporations worldwide is leading to cultural changes for which most   organizations are unprepared*. Odgers Berndtson remains enthusiastic about the Japanese market, and will be working in earnest with client organizations as these entities undergo challenging rapid transformations.

Marshall states that “the Odgers Berndtson team is proud and honored to be part of the BCCJ and will work to maintain the highest standards of quality, professionalism and diversity throughout the firm’s growing range of industry practices.”

*See the Odgers Berndtson/Cass Business School report that provides signposts for ways in which companies can thrive in the post-baby boomer landscape: After the Baby Boomers, The Next Generation of Leadership.”