IIC Partners Appoints Jouko Pitkänen as Global Practice Group Leader for Consumer Markets
6 July 2023
New York, NY – June 26, 2023 – IIC Partners (www.iicpartners.com), one of the world’s top ten global executive search organizations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jouko Pitkänen as global Practice Group Leader for Consumer Markets.
Jouko is a Senior Partner at JFP Executive Search, providing a full range of services from executive and board search to talent assessment and career advisory for public and private organizations.
With an extensive background in Retail, FMCG, and Consumer Services, Jouko brings a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of disruptive industries to the role. His insights are grounded in over 15 years of experience at an international retail organization where he operated at the C-suite level with expertise in Strategic Transformation, Digitalization, Change Management, Organizational Design, Turnarounds, and Efficiency Improvement.
“IIC Partners’ dedication to achieving excellence through collaboration-driven solutions is truly inspiring,” said Jouko. “I am thrilled to leverage my experience and industry expertise to drive the growth of the global Consumer Markets practice group. The sector’s dynamism calls for innovative approaches, and I am eager to unite our colleagues worldwide to share knowledge and partner on cross-border search assignments.”
In addition to Jouko’s executive search and C-suite experience, he is preparing his Doctoral thesis concerning business model transformations in the retail sector. Pursuing higher education at this level is a testament to his continual drive for strategic advancement and provides another layer of value for the global Consumer Markets practice group.
Renee Arrington, President & Chief Operating Officer at Pearson Partners International and IIC Partners Board Liaison for Practice Groups, welcomed Jouko’s appointment: “Jouko’s extensive experience and unique insights make him a valued addition to our practice group leadership. His appointment underscores our commitment to attracting top talent to lead our global communities of industry experts. We look forward to leveraging our expanded capabilities in Consumer Markets to achieve exceptional results for our clients.”
About IIC Partners
IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide (www.iicpartners.com) is a top ten global executive search organization. All IIC Partners member firms are independently owned and managed and are leaders in local and national markets, developing solutions for their client’s organizational leadership and talent management requirements. For more information, please visit www.iicpartners.com or contact Christine Hayward, Executive Director, IIC Partners, at [email protected].