News release

Date: 30th September 2010

New Vice President for Europe at DDI

Mr. Elmar Kronz has been appointed Vice President for Europe at Development Dimensions International (DDI)

September 30 2010 - Mr. Elmar Kronz has been appointed Vice President for Europe at Development Dimensions International (DDI), having held a variety of senior leadership positions within DDI over the past 13 years.

Prior to taking this role, Elmar operated from Shanghai, China as Vice President for DDI Asia, holding overall responsibility for DDI’s operations in Greater China and South East Asia. He has also held the positions of Managing Director, DDI Germany and Southern Europe, as well as Executive Consultant at DDI’s world headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA.

Elmar has extensive client experience in talent management services and solutions, including executive assessment, leadership development, success profiling and selection strategies. He has worked with many high-profile multi-national clients, including DaimlerChrysler, Kellogg, General Motors, Microsoft, Nokia, SAP, Volkswagen Merck, Syngenta, China Guangdong Nuclear Power, China Telecom and the United Nations.

Elmar will have full responsibility for continuing DDI’s ambitious growth strategy across Europe, supporting and working directly with DDI clients and overseas offices, as well as leading the region’s business development strategy, which will include the introduction of several new services over the next few years.

He comments: “I’m looking forward to working with the DDI team and DDI clients, existing and new. This is an exciting and challenging time for organisations in Europe and if one thing can bring them success, it’s their people. Now is the perfect time for organisations to examine their talent strategies and I want DDI to deliver innovative and practical solutions to challenging problems”.

On working in Asia he says “Right now many European businesses are extending their reach into Asian markets, yet the working culture can be very different. Seeing this first hand I can attest to how challenging operating in Asia, and especially China, can be. Our global development and assessment experience will help those organisations spanning multiple territories and for those developing an Asian presence.”

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