Signium announces new Consumer Goods and Services Practice Group Leader


Chicago - Signium, one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership consulting partnerships, proudly announces the appointment of Annelize van Rensburg as Leader of the Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice.  She celebrates twenty years of executive search as one of the founding members of Talent Africa that became Signium Africa in 2017.

Annelize is fulfilling a critical role as successful practice groups are a key part of Signium’s strategy and Consumer Goods and Services accounts for more than 25% of Signium’s searches globally. Annelize’s industry experience spans a variety of sectors with a number of clients in the consumer, agriculture, hospitality, FMCG and health sciences field.  She has experience in servicing multi-national companies with a specific focus on South Africa and the sub-Saharan region. She is based in South Africa.

Alastair Paton, Chair of Signium Global said “We are fortunate that Annelize has agreed to lead our global consumer practice. Signium is increasingly working at regional or global level for our clients as executive search and broader leadership advisors. Annelize has an outstanding reputation in South Africa and a leadership style that is both purposeful and sensitive to different cultures”.

Annelize takes over from Frances Kelly, who served as Practice Group leader for over three years and made a valuable contribution growing the group, improving the structure and quality of thought-leadership content on the global website, and effectively encouraging practice group members to contribute with new ideas and sub-groups. 



 About Signium
Signium is a leading global executive search and leadership consulting firm, helping clients around the world make the right decisions at moments of strategic importance. With more than 60 years of experience, we are experts in helping clients recruit, develop and retain the best leadership teams. This means we don’t just find talent – we advise senior business leaders on developing their skills, their people and their organisations. Our clients operate all around the world, and so do we. With more than 40 offices, we combine reach, rigour and discipline with local passion, knowledge and a high-touch, partner-led approach. We look beyond the qualifications and experience of an individual candidate to look at the fit with culture and values of a client’s business, something we call the application of Intelligence and Intuition.

Signium was a founding member of the global industry standards body, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).