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IRC Global Executive Search Partners VIRTUAL GLOBAL CONFERENCE was in 16.11.2021. and 18.11.2021.! We are happy that we are still staying together in these challenging times! Big THANK YOU for organisation of this excellent conference and the attendance of our members from 45 different countries around the world! 

Veiko Haavapuu joins Rail Baltica team as the new Chief Financial Officer

On 1 September 2021 Veiko Haavapuu joined the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS as the Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board.

More information here.

ASTRAL Executive Search team is glad that we had the opportunity to be a part of this executive search process. It was very interesting and with a great result! Congratulations, Veiko Haavapuu! Wishing you the best and plenty of success in your new job.  

IRC Executive Search Partners Virtual Global Conference!

Last week we participated in our first IRC Global Executive Search Partners Virtual Global Conference. It was such a nice event where we met colleagues from 40+ countries and as well our managing director Iluta Gaile had an opportunity to present ASTRAL Executive Search and Latvia! ✨Fingers crossed that we can meet each other F2F soon! 🙌#executivesearch #event #IRC  

Senior consultant Sandra Liepa joins the ASTRAL team!

At the beginning of this year, a professional and experienced senior consultant Sandra Liepa has also joined our team!

Sandra is an experienced HR manager who has contributed to a wide range of industries, from education to production. In parallel, Sandra has given lectures to senior executives on performance and change management, motivation, personal growth and other topics related to personnel management.

More information about our team You can find here.

This year has started grandly for ASTRAL team! 

We have joined IRC Global Executive Search Partners what is the world's largest executive search alliance in terms of global reach!

"We are truly thrilled to join IRC Global Executive Search Partners! I believe that all of us in IRC share the same values and principles; therefore, we look forward to our cooperation. We believe that this will be a great journey and we are proud to be a part of this global alliance! Our joining to IRC will also be a great benefit to our local and international clients. There will be no borders in global executive search and we will ensure great quality in every country with IRC presence!" says Iluta Gaile, Managing Director of IRC Latvia (ASTRAL Executive Search).

More information about IRC Global Executive Search Partners You can find here!

New opportunity to join AS RB Rail team!

RB Rail AS is looking for a new enthusiastic COLLEAGUE to join its growing team in a position of Member of the Management Board / Chief Financial Officer.

More information You can find here!

Congratulations to the new council of RP SIA "Rīgas satiksme"!

At the end of last year, the council of the new company RP SIA "Rīgas satiksme" convened for its first council meeting, which consists of the current council members Ainārs Ozols and Normunds Narvaišs, as well as the newly appointed Rolands Panko. The new council was selected in an open competition organized by the Riga City Council.

ASTRAL Executive Search team was really glad to evaluate the candidates and we wish the new council board great success! More information about members of the council here

HR professional Tatjana Kuzmina joins the ASTRAL Executive Search team!

Tatjana has been working in the HR field for more than 16 years and has held personnel management positions in various international and local companies, including G4S Latvia, Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvia, NP Foods, Laima. Tatjana believes that no matter what the company does, attracting and retaining the right employees always is and will be the most important challenge for the company.

HR forecasts for 2021

We invite you to attend the seminar organized by the Latvian Personnel Management Association (LPVA) about HR forecasts for 2021 where ASTRAL Executive Search Associate consultant Tatjana Kuzmina will share our observations about MANAGERS' competencies and skills in 2021.

As Tatjana says: "2020 will always be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, health and economic crisis. COVID-19 has shaken humanity and the foundations of business... We all very hope that the impact of this virus will diminish this year, but it is still more than clear that 2021 will also pose unique challenges for companies to recover from last year's global crisis. What skills will managers need to deal with these challenges? Therefore ASTRAL consultants want to share our vision of today's vital leadership competences."

More information you can find - 

Christmas time is full of miracles and good works!

This year, BNI Morberg has launched a charity auction of members, where BNI Morberg's members have provided auction jobs. And all funds will be donated to charity! 

More information here! :) 

ASTRAL Executive Search joins BNI Morberg! 

With great pleasure and pride we announce that we have joined BNI Morberg, which brings together the leaders of Latvia's leading companies from different sectors in order to promote growth with the help of recommendations.

Learn more about BNI here.

2020 Could be beginning of new decade for women

Raj Kumar Paramanathan 

We are at the precipice of a new decade of change for women. As 2020 creates new promises across different socio-economic fronts, this decade will embrace and welcome women's role in government, politics, business and corporate leadership in a way that normalises their presence and influence in otherwise homogeneous male environments.

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The World after COVID-19

Grace Abella-Zata

The psychological impact of our experience of the COVID pandemic has resulted in a more acute realisation of the need to ensure business resilience.

That's the central conclusion from the IRC Institute's discussion with Dr Michael Okoroafor - Vice President, Global Sustainability & Packaging Innovation at McCormick and Company, and Dr Ivan Yardley - author, researcher, business consultant and fellow at Cranfield University, on how the virus might change the worldview of business leaders.

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