Global executive search group, Horton International with 50 offices in 30 countries, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in São Paulo, Brazil, a boutique organisation that augments the firm’s operations in Latin America.
Led by Hans Roberto Frenster, Horton International Brazil provides executive search services across a number of sectors, including agribusiness, automotive, energy, technology, pharmaceutical/life sciences, commodities, industry, food and beverage, transportation and luxury among others.
Hans comes to Horton with nearly a decade of executive search experience and over 25 years of experience heading family, private and public, medium/large local and international companies. Having actively participated in proceedings related to implementation, restructuring, startups and M&A of organizations in Brazil and globally, Hans has a deep understanding of business needs.
“We are delighted to welcome Hans Roberto Frenster as our new managing partner in Brazil. The addition of the team further underpins our strategy across Latin America and globally, to ensure our clients receive the best local and worldwide knowledge and expertise,” said Ross Eades, Chief Executive of Horton International. “This demonstrates our continued determination to expand our capabilities across all global major economies as well as our commitment to new and emerging markets.”
Josh Hollander, Regional Director of Horton International for the Americas added, “Hans is an exceptional addition to our Americas team. He has built and directed organizations on an international scale as a successful operating executive and a leading executive search professional. I am excited to add his deep knowledge of the local market as well as enhancing Brazil’s place in the broader Latin American and global economies.”
Data suggests that the economy in Brazil has turned a corner, after GDP contracted sharply in 2016. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index recorded the best result in over two years in March and both business and consumer confidence rested at multi-year highs. In addition, the country logged a record USD 7.1 billion trade surplus in March 2017, aided by strengthening commodity prices.