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Amrop partners with South Africa’s Woodburn Mann

Executive search firm Woodburn Mann has joined Amrop’s global partnership. The addition of Woodburn Mann adds significant national presence for Amrop in South Africa and strengthens the group’s capabilities across the sub-Saharan Africa region.


Led by Andrew Woodburn as managing partner, Woodburn Mann was established in 1982 in Johannesburg, and serves a range of clients across southern and sub-Saharan Africa. The firm has a highly effective research capability and has the largest team of graduate research consultants of any search firm on the African continent.


With a staff team of 25, the firm offers client focused, industry-leading processes and services to the most prominent African businesses, as well as government parastatal operations, multinational subsidiaries and entrepreneurial ventures. Services include executive and non-executive search, board reviews and succession planning, executive coaching and leadership assessment and development. The firm will operate as Amrop Woodburn Mann.


“Woodburn Mann is delighted to be partnering with Amrop to bring together decades of combined experience in executive search”, said Andrew Woodburn. “Our global coverage will directly connect our clients with one of the world’s largest retained executive search networks. We believe this is an exciting opportunity for us to grow and learn, and, in turn, provide our clients with innovative and dynamic services in an ever-changing marketplace.”


José Leyún, CEO of the Amrop Partnership, added, “The entry of Amrop Woodburn Mann is an important development for Amrop in the region. As a leading executive talent management company, Amrop Woodburn Mann is the longest-operating executive search business across sub-Saharan Africa. This heritage is combined with a strong spirit of entrepreneurship and ambition. We are looking forward to a successful and exciting partnership.”


The addition of Amrop Woodburn Mann brings Amrop’s EMEA footprint to 40 offices in 32 countries.


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