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Jamie Robertson moved to Cape Town, South Africa in May 2004 to launch Odgers Berndtson. The Johannesburg office was launched in 2006. The firm offers global and local Executive Search - headhunting services. Odgers Berndtson South Africa is known for not only finding excellent international talent and attracting them to South Africa but also convincing scarce talent
Jamie Robertson moved to Cape Town, South Africa in May 2004 to launch Odgers Berndtson. The Johannesburg office was launched in 2006. The firm offers global and local Executive Search - headhunting services. Odgers Berndtson South Africa is known for not only finding excellent international talent and attracting them to South Africa but also convincing scarce talent of colour to consider new organisations that traditionally have had difficulty in attracting diverse candidates, i.e. black, indian and coloured or individuals known as previously disadvantaged.
Jamie joined Odgers Berndtson UK in December 2001 as a Partner in the Retail and Consumer team in London. He specialised in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Business Development and Corporate Strategy and Planning. Jamie has extensive global search experience, particularly in India, Europe, Africa and the Far East working for multi-national Retail and FMCG clients.
Jamie began a career in recruitment when he joined an international recruitment firm in July 1995. He initially recruited Sales and Marketing candidates for FMCG companies in London. In 1997, Jamie was promoted to run the Media/Entertainment team and latterly the FMCG team. In November 1999 he moved to a boutique search and selection firm in London as an Executive Search Consultant. He covered the Marketing Services, Retail, Consumer and Professional Services sectors and recruited across a variety of functions. During his time there he developed a "Project Resourcing" service. This constituted a highly successful, rapid resourcing product where clients were able to recruit large teams over a short period of time.
Jamie's early career was spent working as a professional sportsman, then in Export Marketing in France. He graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic, where he read International Marketing with French and German.
Please contact Jamie if he can be of assistance to you in searching for senior executives or succession for your organisation.
CEO Sub-Saharan Africa @ We specialise in finding the Chairman and Chief Executives team via local or global executive searches. Based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, we are one of the top 3 global executive search firms in South Africa. BBEEE level 2 working with blue chip organisations in Financial Services, Retail & Consumer, Industrial and Mining across the continent. From November 2012 to Present (3 years 2 months) Cape Town Area, South AfricaManaging Director @ Managing Director, Headhunter, Executive Search Consultant at Odgers Berndtson South Africa - Global Executive Search Firm. From May 2004 to November 2012 (8 years 7 months) Cape Town Area, South AfricaPartner @ Retail & Consumer, Business and Professional Services From January 2001 to June 2004 (3 years 6 months) Manager @ Media and FMCG Sales & Marketing Recruitment From 1994 to 1999 (5 years)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) @ IMD Business School From 2014 to 2015 Mobilising People @ IMD Business School From 2012 to 2012 BA Hons International Marketing with French & German @ University of Northumbria From 1989 to 1991 Cuthbert Mayne School Jamie Robertson is skilled in: Executive Search, Financial Services, Retail, Africa, Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Technical Recruiting, HR Consulting, Recruitment Advertising, Contract Recruitment, Recruiters, Employer Branding, Psychometrics