Boyden, a premier talent advisory and leadership solutions firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries, announced it has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a Managing Partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new Global Industrial Practice Leader.
Ms. d’Arcangeli succeeds Robert Travis, a Managing Partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s Global Board in May.
“Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, President & CEO of Boyden. “London is an important hub for our continued EMEA growth as well as our expansion in key markets in the Americas and Asia/Pacific. Most importantly, she brings valuable leadership, global experience and tremendous client skills to ensure continued strategic development and growth of the practice.”
Comprised of some 90 senior partners worldwide, Boyden’s Industrial Practice is focused on areas of expertise within broad groups including natural resources, the built environment, industrial services, manufacturing and automotive. Boyden continues to demonstrate the depth of its insight through published thought leadership, and earlier this year released an Automotive Survey featuring senior executive views on the sector’s readiness and the effects of technological disruption.
d’Arcangeli brings 25 years’ leadership experience, including 15 years in consulting and nearly a decade in executive search across Europe and the Middle East. She possesses a strong track record in multi-territory and international searches for senior cross-functional roles, including non-executive and executive board members and operational leaders in industrial, petrochemicals and FMCG. She also has extensive expertise working with multinational companies to drive growth through strategic leadership consulting and organisational development.
“Boyden is well-known as a truly consultative partner that understands the challenges and opportunities of our clients. By adapting and diversifying our own approach we are able to consistently support their objectives with talent, delivering sustainable success,” said d’Arcangeli. “I look forward to working closely with our partners across the globe to further build our market-leading position and key subsector distinction.”
In May, for the second consecutive year, Boyden was ranked in the top 10 on Forbes’ Best Recruiting Firms for 2018, the second year the list has been published.