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Signium Africa’s Annelize van Rensburg appointed to Chair of Global Board

AnnelizeGlobal executive search and leadership consulting firm Signium has announced the election of its 2021 board of directors and Annelize van Rensburg, Director of Executive Search at Signium Africa, has been elected the first female Chair. Piotr Pilecki, Managing Partner in Wroclaw, Poland is elected as the Vice Chair.

“I’m honoured to accept the role,” Van Rensburg says. “We have outstanding firms and people in Signium and I look forward to working with my co-directors to strengthen our market position and identify outstanding leaders for our clients all over the world. Signium has served the industry for 70 years and will continue this legacy with pride.”

Signium also welcomes Felipa Xara-Brasil, Senior Partner in Lisbon, Portugal; Aleksander Montalbetti, Managing Partner in Frankfurt, Germany; and David Sebastian Stein, Managing Partner in Bucharest, Romania as new voting members of the Board. Each of the five directors will serve 3-year terms.

With her election to Chair, Annelize van Rensburg’s previous role is succeeded by Matthew Dallisson, Partner in London, UK who has been appointed new Consumer Practice Group Leader. Felipa Xara-Brasil will remain in her role as Financial Services Practice Group Leader with a successor to be appointed later this year.

Outgoing Signium Board Director and Vice Chair, Angela Westdorf said, “Signium is building on its industry experience to create a modern, global, client-focused business. I am glad to have served our global organisation on the global board for the past five years with a focus on increasing global collaboration and happily pass the baton over. The five new directors, all elected by Signium members, will provide focused leadership and governance.”

 Importance of robust c-suite leadership beyond 2021

Annelize moves to her new position from Consumer Practice Group Leader, a role she has held since 2018. “I’m excited to take on this new leadership challenge and serve the executive search industry and Signium’s worldwide community - especially in these unprecedented times of a global pandemic,” she notes.

“With the board’s vast experience, Signium Global is uniquely placed to advise and support its diverse client base as they face complex leadership issues in an era when good c-suite leadership has never been more important.”

The brand’s strength in executive search will see the new board focus on developing a realistic growth strategy that includes business development in the key regions, while simultaneously boosting Signium’s global Brand Strategy and Communications.

Annelize’s extensive experience in Sub-Sahara Africa and her dedication to the Signium ethos and business imperatives makes her an integral part of this board when experience in sourcing robust C-suite leadership is vital.

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