A history
a team,
a vision

In the age of digitalization, our multidisciplinary and multicultural teams assist our clients in the recruitment of their managers and directors on all 5 continents. How did we get there?

In the age of digitalization, our multidisciplinary and multicultural teams assist our clients in the recruitment of their managers and directors on all 5 continents.
How did we get there?

How Copers
became Copers
International Search

In the 1980s, we were able to gain a privileged position close to our partners by offering them innovative solutions in recruitment and training for the building, development and fulfilment of teams in a highly competitive mature French market.

During the
1990s, more and more partners were facing difficult challenges internationally when, after having sent a team of expatriates to gain a foothold in promising markets, they wanted to recruit local executive management and set up the succession plans essential for a successful long-term establishment.

At the stage, we decided to leave our comfort zone and accompany them in this new and more complex challenge.

Since then, we have developed a solid know-how that allows us today to build and complete executive management teams and to set up succession plans anywhere in the world.

We have also built up reliable in-depth investigation processes that are essential in emerging, unstructured and rapidly expanding markets.

Finally, we have refined our evaluation and screening tools in order to provide our partners with trusted profiles with proven commitment and reliability.

To be closer to our clients, we have over the years opened hubs in their main expansion areas:

Central Europe

We set up our first hub in 1997 in Warsaw, from which we analysed the specificities of the Central European markets and cultures with values, operating methods and expectations that are very different from ours.

This led us to extend our search beyond the professional skills and experience that are a prerequisite, to profiles that are naturally oriented towards exchange, communication and the sharing of best practices, and open to the standards, processes and reporting systems of Western companies.

C.I.S

(Commonwealth of Independent States)

We set up our second hub in 1999 in Moscow to confront ourselves, together with our partners, with the vastness of Russia and the diversity of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Setting up in Moscow and the main cities is easy. Covering the whole territory is much harder for logistical reasons of course, but even more so for the mobility of talent.

Asia

We set up our third hub in 2005 in Shanghai, from which we have accompanied our partners throughout China and then Asia.

Targeting such a huge market with a culture, a mindset and references drastically different from ours completely changed our world.

We gained expertise in searching for executive managers who, beyond their success in a local management committee function, have both the ability and willingness to integrate the team, vision and global approach of an international company.

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% of our searches cover several countries

% of our clients entrust us with assignments in different countries

% of our contact have been working with us for over 10 years.