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Ranjit de Sousa

President
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Ranjit de Sousa

President
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As President of Lee Hecht Harrison, Ranjit de Sousa leads Lee Hecht Harrison's global team including sales, strategy, service innovation and client service. Ranjit is responsible for driving Lee Hecht Harrison's aggressive growth and diversification plans.

 

Ranjit, based in Zurich, has worked in global business development, strategy and M&A for the Adecco Group and Lee Hecht Harrison (previously Executive Vice President EMEA Operations) in Zurich, Paris (2006-2007) and New York (2008-2009) while at the same time leading several key sales and account management teams for some of the division's largest clients.

 

Prior to joining Lee Hecht Harrison, he worked as partner and strategy consultant at Ziel Consulting, a boutique M&A and growth strategy firm based in Zurich, driving the company's growth during its start up phase.

 

His career began in 2001 at Monitor Group, gathering working experience as strategy consultant with a focus on market entry and growth topics in different Continental European countries. Ranjit holds an M.A. (lic. rer. publ. HSG) in economics, law and political science from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and studied at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales in Geneva (HEI). Between 2002 and 2005, he also was an assistant lecturer for Swiss public and private law at the University of St. Gallen.

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John Morgan

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Americas
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John Morgan

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Americas
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John Morgan is an experienced Management Consultant and Executive in the Talent Development/Mobility industry. John has more than 17 years of experience in professional services and is currently an Executive Vice President with Lee Hecht Harrison with overall responsibility for the United States. In his role at LHH John has overall responsibility for meeting the firm's annual sales and profitability goals across the US zone.

John is also responsible for all US operations and client service delivery including Career Transition Solutions, Executive Coaching and Change Management Services. During his 10 years at LHH he has led some of the firm's largest client engagements.

Prior to joining LHH, John was a Senior Manager at Stromberg Consulting where he also led large scale human capital solutions for Fortune 500 companies in the Pharmaceutical, Retail, Financial Services and Professional Services industries. One of John’s major accomplishments included leading the redesign and implementation of a Marketing Operations function at a Fortune 50 Pharmaceutical company. This work included overseeing a detailed employee activity analysis, development of new employee role descriptions, and overseeing the talent assessment for the entire department.

John also has extensive experience in training/learning design and internal communication strategies to help drive desired organization and employee change.

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Caroline Pfeiffer Marinho

Geschäftsführerin
During her nine years at Lee Hecht Harrison, Caroline has been instrumental in driving growth across Latin America and more recently across Germany and Switzerland where she has been the regional leader since 2015. As well as extending LHH’s market leadership in Switzerland in career transition, Caroline has accelerated LHH’s global cross-border growth in the talent development market.
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Georg Hirschi

Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific
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Georg Hirschi

Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific
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Georg is responsible for the EMEA operations of Lee Hecht Harrison, one of the global divisions of the Adecco Group. He is a member of the Lee Hecht Harrison Executive Team.

 

Georg, based in Zurich, has worked in consulting, global executive search, HR outsourcing and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) across Europe (2003-2006) and Asia Pacific (2006-2017).

 

Prior to joining Lee Hecht Harrison in 2013 he worked for one of the leading Australian Human Resource Outsourcing firms (Peoplescout) providing Human Resource Outsourcing and Talent Management Consulting services and a range of outsourced IT solutions to the Asia Pacific market. Georg hold university degrees in both economics as well as Strategic Human Resource Management (M.A. with honors). 

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Karine Storm

Chief Financial Officer
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Karine Storm

Chief Financial Officer
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As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Lee Hecht Harrison, Karine Storm is responsible for directing and overseeing the company’s overall financial activities. She plays a vital role in identifying opportunities for increased profitability and ensuring that the firm’s strategies are delivering their expected results. Karine joined LHH as a member of the company’s Executive Management Team in 2006. She has an international background and expertise in Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Prior to joining LHH, Karine has held various Senior Finance positions within the Adecco Group in Europe and in the United States, including SVP, Business Analysis, Strategy and M&A for Adecco Staffing North America, SVP, Global Controller for Ajilon Professional Staffing, and Director of Planning and M&A for Adecco Management and Consulting (Global Headquarters of Adecco).

Karine is currently located in the LHH Maitland, FL global corporate office. She is originally from Switzerland and is fluent in several languages, including French and English, and conversational skills in German and Italian. Karine holds an MBA degree, with a specialization in Finance from New York University, Leonard Stern School of Business and a graduate license in Economics from the University of Lausanne (HEC), Switzerland.

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Christoph Niebel

Chief Sales Officer
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Christoph Niebel

Chief Sales Officer
+1.212.455.8591 See Christoph on LinkedIn

Life is short. You must have a passion! Christoph's? He wakes up every day inspired to uncover, light up and ignite individuals' and organizations' potential so that together they can shape their future.

For the last 9 years Christoph has helped businesses transform so that they can perform - with a focus on supporting Fortune 500 leaders change the makeup and capabilities of their workforce at the speed required to realize their vision and strategy.

 

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Sharon Patterson

Chief Human Resources Officer
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Sharon Patterson

Chief Human Resources Officer
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Sharon is responsible for leading all strategic HR initiatives globally at Lee Hecht Harrison. She has in-depth experience in employer branding, compensation and benefits, change management, employee relations, and training. Sharon brings a business-oriented approach to HR and a strong track record of success developing HR programs that align with strategic business objectives.

Prior to Lee Hecht Harrison, she was CHRO for Canadian Tire and held HR positions with ABB Canada and Union Gas. Sharon holds a BA in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

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Waseem Razzaq

Chief Information Officer
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Waseem Razzaq

Chief Information Officer
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Waseem Razzaq is responsible for developing and executing the technology strategy roadmap for Lee Hecht Harrison - locally in North America and globally across the Lee Hecht Harrison footprint. He is also a member of the Lee Hecht Harrison Executive Team.

Waseem has been operating in the HR/recruitment sector for 10 years with a number of IT roles culminating in the IT Director within Spring Group. While at Spring, Waseem executed strategic initiatives, which resulted in the technology within Spring being recognized by the 'Innovative use of Technology' award. Waseem was the IT Executive responsible for leading the complex integration following the merger and acquisition between Adecco UK&I, Spring Group plc and MPS Group.

After obtaining a Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Human Computer systems at the De Montfort University in Leicester UK, Waseem started his career working in various IT roles within blue chip organizations including The Woolwich (Barclays Bank) and Caterpillar.

He then moved to the CRT Group where he delivered a number of strategic projects in training and consultancy.

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Nick Goldberg

EVP, WorkLifeLabs
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Nick Goldberg

EVP, WorkLifeLabs
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