IIC Partners Appoints Jouko Pitkänen as Global Practice Group Leader for Consumer Markets

IIC Partners has announced the appointment of Jouko Pitkänen as global Practice Group Leader for Consumer Markets. Alongside holding this position of trust Jouko will continue working with his current and new clients at JFP Executive Search as normal.

IIC Partners is a global network of executive search firms, one of the world’s leading executive search organizations with 40 offices and 450 consultants. An important part of IIC’s collaboration are its working groups, which focus on industry specific characteristics, opportunities and challenges.

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.

“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.”


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