Antal puts up a great start to 2016

Antal International had a great start to the year 2016 with more than 10 new offices that have opened in the first quarter of the year: two in France, one in the UK, one in the Netherlands, one in Dubai, one in Singapore and more than 5 in India. The latest induction finished just before Easter 2016 and was held in the Antal headquarters in London. The new owners of this class, introduced to you below, will launch businesses around the globe in different sectors such as IT, Engineering, Electronics, Banking, Government Bodies, Telecommunications, Business Services, Specialty chemicals, Instrumentation, and Environment.

Tony Goodwin, Antal Group CEO & Chairman says: “Since Antal launched in 1993, our strategy has been to venture into new and difficult markets, and apply our unique array of systems, training and technology, plus dedication, hard work and spirit to break into market after market and in many cases become the number one recruitment leader”.
Despite the difficulties in certain markets and the recent attacks that have put the world in a state of fear, it seems that individuals don’t give up on their dreams of being independent and building up their own business, a great statement that remaining positive and focussed on your goal, you can make your dreams come true.

Doug Bugie, President of the Antal Network, adds: “The market has never been more optimistic and Antal is ideally positioned as a recruitment platform capable of global reach, successfully operating in many markets as the clear leader. ”


Marie-Hélène Carrel – Paris
Marie-Hélène will specialise first and foremost in the IT sector, but also focus on Sales & Marketing, Healthcare, E-Training and E-Learning, mostly General Management and Sales roles. Marie-Hélène is a very experienced and driven former Vice-President and Country Manager and looks forward to starting this journey and to build her own business.

Alain Thimonier – Lyon
Alain Thimonier is a results-focused leader with 30 years’ experience in Senior Management positions with some top cutting-edge, global companies in Specialty Chemicals, Instrumentation, Waste & Water Management, and Urban Mobility Industries.
With proven record of success in navigating companies through new venture start-up, international joint-venture, turnaround, and performance transformations to achieve unprecedented profit gains, Alain has built up hard and soft skills driving performance, growth and profitability of small to medium-size business units and subsidiaries, as well as driving cross-functional teams in both industrialized and developing countries (India) and across Europe, Asia and America.


James Afolalu – Utrecht, Amsterdam
James was born in Nigeria and won a scholarship to study in the Netherlands. He then started to work in major companies such as Shell, Capgemini and Oracle which made him stay there ever since. He has now arrived at this point in his life where he wants to build something of his own using his expertise and contacts. James really enjoys challenges; he has always been very entrepreneurial and is looking forward to building his own business focussing on Engineering, Project Management, Marketing, IT and Telecom, the latter two being his most prominent career focus.


Wahid Ali – London
Following a successful career in IT Project and Programme Management, Wahid brings over 15 years practical experience from the Public and Private sectors, where he has delivered high profile multi-million pound programmes in IT, Digital Innovation and Business Transformation with multinational partners.
Wahid started his career as an Executive Head Hunter in 2001 and now specialises in conducting CIO and senior technology searches for clients across all sectors such as IT Security, IT Architecture, Data Science and Project & Programme Management. He has an extensive network of IT leaders focused on driving change and transformation.

United Arab Emirates

Waseem Alhalabi – Dubai
Waseem is a very accomplished and focused senior business professional with over 16 years of experience in different functions & sectors. His specialisations will include P&L, operations management, talent management, recruitment, marketing and finance. Waseem has a very entrepreneurial attitude and really looks forward to this new challenge with Antal International.

We wish all new owners a very warm welcome and wish them all the best.

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