"The Chinese market is offering the largest growth opportunities for
consumer goods companies today. While the Chinese consumers
are maturing and the competition intensifies, finding the right talents to lead
these companies through a sustainable success remains a major challenge, and a
decisive source of competitive advantage. I have worked with Emmanuel Hemmerle
on multiple executive searches in the past. Emmanuel offers a unique knowledge
into the Chinese market dynamics, he provides invaluable insights into the
talent pool. His cultural versatility is unique to help headquarters around the
world identify the right leaders to capture the opportunities that China is
- Francis Belin, Global Managing Director of Asian Arts, Christie’s
"I have worked with Emmanuel both as a client and as a candidate. He is a very strong consultant: he understands very quickly the business and cultural dynamics of a company and can infer the kind of executives that it needs... and he knows how to find them! Emmanuel is very bright intellectually, highly analytical and conceptual; but he also is very professional: he never drops the ball, he is very intense, detailed, tenacious and conscientious. In addition, he stands up for his opinions, he is courageous, he is very honest, transparent and trustworthy. He is very supportive and warmhearted: he really cares as much for the candidate as for the client. He is therefore a trusted advisor and partner to both sides! Which is so rare..."
- Winfield Tang, Chief Human Resources Officer, Opple Lighting
"Investors and senior executives within global consumer and retail
companies have a tendency to look at China as if it were one coherent market and
have often underestimated the speed of evolution of that market as it is driven
by incrementally young, demanding and wealthy consumers. With his breadth of
experience of the Chinese corporate landscape and exceptional insights, Emmanuel
Hemmerle has demonstrated a unique capacity to address the misconceptions and
make sense from the intricacies of the Chinese corporate world. As such, he has
become an invaluable resource for many companies looking for talent in
- Erwan Rambourg, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Consumer and Retail Equity Research at HSBC and author of "The Bling Dynasty"
"Emmanuel Hemmerle understands very well the market dynamic and our
company culture. Despite a very challenging context, he managed to present us
some very talented candidates, leading to a key recruitment. Unlike many
executive search firms generating long lists, Emmanuel's shortlist was a handful
of spot-on candidates. So the process was smooth and
- Boris Bourdin, Member of the Executive Committee, in charge of the Food Division, Euralis
"I have had the pleasure of working with Emmanuel both as a client and as a candidate. Expertise and humanity are indeed the words that describe him best and those are the qualities that set him apart. Emmanuel excels at his craft – he works hard to understand your business and the culture of your organization to find the talent that meets your exact requirements. In doing so, he works with you in true partnership providing excellent advice and results. Emmanuel understands the importance and value of long term relationships and works accordingly with clients and candidates. He treats both parties with respect and care which I believe is a key ingredient of his success coupled with his profound knowledge of his profession, business and China. Emmanuel is one of a kind and I can wholeheartedly recommend him."
- Karin Priarollo, Head of HR Europe, Middle East & Africa, PPG Industries
"Emmanuel played a critical role in helping
us staff our Management Team in China, not only searching for the best talents
in the market, but making sure that both skills and fit were
Emmanuel particularly managed the process flawlessly, with regular check points all the way through the final stage and beyond, with post recruitment evaluation to make sure we did the right decision and were satisfied, and also helping the placed executives during their on-boarding.
Thanks to his support we have successfully built a solid Leadership Team, in various high level positions from General Management of China to Merchandising and other position perceived today as a benchmark within our organisation and delivering results beyond our expectations. I sincerely recommend Emmanuel not only as a search consultant, but also as a business partner, genuinely invested to provide you with the best resources; he is able to quickly understand our business, can read people really well, and is very knowledgeable about the Chinese market.”
- Ludovic Manzon, CEO, Sloggi, Triumph International
"Emmanuel is one of the most customer oriented partners we have ever worked with. He has always been able to put himself in clients' shoes and come up with best fit for both clients and candidates."
- Tim Wang, Executive Vice President and President Greater China, Ecolab
"Montblanc as an employer of choice needs to work with partners who share the same values such as EH.
In a fast evolving market like China finding the right talent to run your business has become the biggest challenge. Emmanuel listened to my briefs carefully; he quickly understood what my priorities were and he not only presented to me candidates in the right profile for the roles, but also went beyond to analyze thoroughly the candidates' personality as it is also an equivalently challenging aspect of inter human relationships within any company.
I appreciate that he is very detail oriented and his persistencies to search for the right candidate without any compromise makes him an excellent business partner. Furthermore is the continuous follow up that EH does with candidates and company after the on boarding which convince me in using EH again.
Emmanuel has a substantial knowledge of China and a strong network of connections that he generously shares the insights of his knowledge on people from all walks of industry.
- Julien Renard, Executive Vice President of Sales, Montblanc, Richemont Group
"Emmanuel Hemmerle has worked for me on a couple of very strategic recruitments as we were building the leading team of our organization in Greater China. Emmanuel quickly grabbed the uniqueness of both our industry and our model of development through partnerships. The profiles we were looking for were unique. We did not have at the time a strong recruiter brand. He was able to create the stage for us to explain what makes our Company a great place to work for. The key people are still on board. Not always a given in China. Emmanuel is a strong partner, able to work along with you in challenging times, always available and very ethical. No need to say he has a deep understanding of China matters and a real network, a key for success, particularly in China."
- Eric Bernard, President, Amera and Instruments, Group Lens Business Committee Member, Essilor International