UK headquartered executive search and interim management specialist Savannah Group has appointed Chris Donkin as Managing Partner and Head of the firm’s Industrial Practice.
John Ellis – CEO of Savannah Group
‘I am delighted that Chris has joined the Savannah team. His deep sector knowledge and impressive record with leading industrial clients will add further strength to this core practice area for Savannah. Following our re-branding in 2017, Savannah has been consolidating its position as a leading challenger to some of the more traditional international executive search firms.
The move towards a more digital based economy and the realization of the benefits that can be achieved through a more diverse team has resulted in businesses looking for new skill-sets and different backgrounds to maximize their opportunity,” Mr. Ellis said. “We recognize that this requires a forward- thinking approach, and at Savannah we are continually developing and improving our model in order to offer exciting, fresh leadership candidates to our clients, in an increasingly competitive talent market.’
With a career encompassing more than 30 years in international executive search, Mr. Donkin is a recognized leader in industrial search globally and has worked with many leading names as well as smaller, high growth businesses. His particular specialization has been in the automotive sector, but he has worked across a broad range of global industrial accounts and held senior management positions in advertising, public relations and communications at both a regional and global level before moving into executive search. Previously, Mr. Donkin was a partner and leader of the industrial practice for the Inzito Partnership. Before that, he was a senior client partner with Korn Ferry.
‘It’s refreshing at Savannah Group to work alongside bright, energetic people who take their work seriously but not themselves. What was clear as I went through the interview and joining process was that Savannah has a healthy, collaborative environment that rewards teamwork and going above and beyond for our clients. I’m excited to join Savannah on their journey as they continue to grow and bring innovation to the executive search an Innovation market.’
About Savannah Group
Savannah Group is a global executive search and interim management firm, specialising in board appointments, functional C-Suite appointments and key-sectors. We empower business leadership teams by helping them acquire proven leaders that enable and deliver short-term and long-term transformation. Partners at Savannah are involved in service delivery at every step. They are industry-leading figures whose networks are second to none. Find our more about Savannah Group here.