A new generation at DEININGER CONSULTING
The future of personnel consulting lies in research
Thomas Deininger is stepping down as the head of DEININGER CONSULTING as of July 1 and passing the reins to his managing partner and longstanding employee Joy Edwin Thanarajah. Deininger founded the personnel consulting firm for executive talent that bears his name, based in Frankfurt, in 1981 and has been instrumental in shaping it ever since.
He began developing the markets in Eastern Europe in the mid-1990s, and the company has also been operating successfully in Asia since 2004. Thomas Deininger led the group to become a successful international player with branches in Berlin, Frankfurt, Delhi, Düsseldorf, London, Mumbai, Shanghai and Warsaw.
“By passing the baton to the next generation, I am creating long-term prospects for my company. I am confident that Joy Edwin Thanarajah, who understands our corporate culture excellently, is the best person to lead our longstanding brand into the future,” says Deininger, who will continue to provide his expertise at the company in the role of senior partner.
Thanarajah has worked for DEININGER CONSULTING for 15 years, the last 18 months of them in the position of managing partner. He specializes in identifying and placing skilled workers and executives for hidden champions in the medium-sized business sector, especially the mechanical and industrial engineering and insurance industries. After working at an international market research firm and a German personnel consulting firm, he embarked on a study program in business administration at DEININGER, a role in which he made a key contribution to the evolution of the company’s in-house research center, which was founded back in 2002. The center is highly regarded in the industry and is a unique part of the firm’s search methodology. Thanarajah also serves as the vice-president of Deutsch-Asiatischer Wirtschaftskreis DAW e.V., a Frankfurt-based nonprofit that advances ties between the German and Asian business sectors, and has a wide network of contacts with German companies in Asia.
“I’m looking forward to further expanding on DEININGER’s international alignment. These days, with crises all around us, it is also especially important for companies to find people who also embrace a new leadership culture. We have been working with medium-sized international companies and large corporate groups for years, and we have a wealth of experience in finding modern leadership figures who can withstand crises and provide support during generational changes,” Thanarajah notes.
DEININGER CONSULTING is a partner-managed personnel consulting firm with branches in Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, India, and China. It supports highly qualified managers and executives and recommends them worldwide to successful companies and organizations. Thanks to its research center, which was developed in 2002, DEININGER offers its customers a high-quality selection of candidates and handles search engagements in just a short time. Founded by Thomas Deininger in Frankfurt in 1981, the group has a wealth of expertise built up over the years and focuses on markets in Europe and Asia. The firm is also involved in numerous international business associations and networks.
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