IMD International Search Group Convenes In Europe
Economist Johan Van Overtveldt Presents on World Powers
New York, NY (May 01, 2016) – Epsen Fuller Group, a top-20 executive search and leadership consulting, joined IMD member-firms from 13 countries at the annual IMD International Search Group Spring Conference in Antwerp, Belgium on April 28 to 30, 2016. Hosted by Bakker & Partners, the conference featured presentations from the AESC Managing Director of Europe, as well as leading economic and business thinkers.
Joining IMD executives was leading economist and Minister of Finance of Belgium, Johan Van Overtveldt, reflecting on the evolution of the world’s most powerful countries as presented in his recently published book, A Giant Reborn: Why the US Will Dominate the 21st Century. Using a tongue-in-cheek style featuring quotes from world leaders throughout history, he presents a skeptical view on the perceived decline of the USA, which has gained popularity in certain circles. He further asserts that, due to America’s capacity in education and research, their spirit of entrepreneurialism, and orientation to an open economy & globalization, the United States will continue to thrive in a “turbo-changing” world. While he acknowledges some of the important issues the US faces, i.e., political gridlock, mounting debt and income inequality, he concludes that the world’s other major powers will face far greater challenges.
Reflecting on Mr. Overtveldt’s presentation, Thomas Fuller, Epsen Fuller CEO & Managing Partner notes, “What an impressive analysis of the world markets…truly interesting food for thought in light of the current geo-political climate!”
Also speaking at the conference was Clare Mahon, newly installed Managing Director of Europe & Africa at the AESC, presenting the results from their global study recently published, “Executive Talent 2020”. The study presented an interesting and decidedly positive analysis of the current and potential executive search market, noting record annual revenue over $12 Billion in 2015.
About IMD International Search Group
Founded in 1972, IMD International Search Group, www.imdsearch.com, is a Top-20 global search organization with offices in major markets and business centers throughout the world, providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool serving the global economy. Providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool serving the global economy, IMD specializes in placing top-tier executives throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.
About Epsen Fuller Group
Epsen Fuller Group, epsenfuller.com, is a Top-20 executive search and leadership consulting firm headquartered in New York, and with offices in New Jersey and San Francisco as well as in major markets and business centers throughout the world, providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool driving the global economy.
For nearly 20 years, clients have trusted Epsen Fuller Group to deliver top leadership talent around the world. Using a proven, data-driven Performance Based AssessmentSM process, Epsen Fuller delivers a dynamic experience, outstanding service, and exceptional value in Executive & Board Search as well as Leadership & Executive Coaching, Board Governance, and Private Equity Advisory services.