News and Background Information from CT Executive Search

Stay informed! We provide news and articles about China, the Middle East and the Gulf region, Iran, Russia, Central Asia and Ukraine. We also frequently cover topics that are relevant for expatriates.

Would you like to be updated about the activities of CT Executive Search and emerging market news? Then sign up for our newsletter here:

Newsletter Subscription

Please enter here the indication code from the picture above.

Newsletter Archive


Issue April 2018 - Russia

"Opportunties despite turbulence"

Interview - Opportunities for Expatriates in Russia

Interview - Economic Prospects in Russia

Interview - Services of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce


United Arab Emirates: Growth Through Diversification?

Interview: “Economic Diversification is Essential”
Interview: “VAT Introduction is Administrative Challenge”
Interview: “Candidates Consider the Emirates an Attractive Location”


Issue January 2018 - Ukraine

"Ukraine: Economic growth provides opportunities"

INTERVIEW: "Waiting on the sidelines can be expensive"
ANALYSIS: "Current trends on the Ukrainian Labor Market"
ANALYSIS: "Alumni database: Achieving success with fresh forces"



Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Eastern Europe

Issue December 2017 - Eastern Europe

"Sales in Eastern Europe"

INTERVIEW: "Great openness for new ideas and solutions"
INTERVIEW: "We must work on value system and team spirit"
INTERVIEW: "Candidate selection should focus on personality"


Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Thailand

Issue November 2017 - Thailand

"Thailand - Gateway to ASEAN"

INTERVIEW: "German products enjoy excellent reputation"
INTERVIEW: "Companies should produce in Thailand"
ANALYSIS: "Developments on the Thai executive market"


Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Russia

Issue October 2017 - Russia

"Russia - Getting ready for growth"

INTERVIEW: "Companies are buying for all they are worth for"
INTERVIEW: "Poor road infrastructure is an important factor"
INTERVIEW: "We expect sustained demand for sales-related specialists"


Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Iran

Issue September 2017 - Iran

"Getting started in Iran"

INTERVIEW: "Economic growth will be tangible next year"
INTERVIEW: "Many industries still lack the serious international players"
ANALYSIS: "Labour market provides investment backwind"


Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Gulf Region

Issue Summer 2017 - Gulf Region

"Dubai & UAE - Gateway to the Gulf Region?"

INTERVIEW: "Business enviroment differs from european standards"
INTERVIEW: "Those who live in Dubai know the world"
ANALYSIS: "Executive Search on the Arabian Peninsula"


Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Russia

Issue June 2017 - Russia

"Between Turmoil and Boom: The Russian Executive Market"



Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Emerging Markets

Issue May 2017 - Emerging Markets

"Executive Search in the Emerging Markets"

INTERVIEW: "Suitable candidates can be found in every country"
INTERVIEW: "Russians make quick decisions"


Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Russia

Issue April 2017 - Russia

"Russia: Business success through localization"

INTERVIEW: "Amount of special investment contracts speaks for existing interest"
ANALYSIS: "Companies still need to invest a lot in education"


Cover Newsletter CT Iran

Issue March 2017 - Iran

"Iran: From euphoria to realism"

INTERVIEW: "European quality and technology are highly valued in Iran"
ANALYSIS: "Sales Managers wanted!"
OVERVIEW: "Iran: Opportunities in spite of uncertainty"


Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Russia

Issue February 2017 - Russia

"Russia: Good times for investors"

INTERVIEW: "The impact of the Eurasian Economic Union has so far been limited"
ANALYSIS: "Labour market provides for backwind"
INTERVIEW: "Local governments pay close attention to investors in the region"


Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Recruitment

Issue January 2017 - Recruitment

"Management Recruitment in international sales"

OVERVIEW: "Assignment of management positions in international sales"
INTERVIEW: "You need to bee extrovert rather than introvert"



Issue December 2016 - Gulf Region

"Gulf Region: A paradise for Expatriates?"

OVERVIEW: "Executive Search in the Gulf Region"
ANALYSIS: "Legal Regulations for Expatriates"


Issue November 2016 - Iran

"Iran: Boom with obstacles"

INTERVIEW: "The intention to reform is noticeable"
INTERVIEW: "Payment transactions are one of our most important services"
INTERVIEW: "Come and visit the country and teh people!"
OVERVIEW: "Consulting Services for the iranian market"


Issue October 2016 - Emerging Markets

"Emerging Markets: Expatriate or local manager?"

ANALYSIS: "Emerging Markets: Expatriate or local manager?"
OVERVIEW: "In & out: Global Expatriate trends"
INTERVIEW: "Curiosity made me come to Russia"


Issue Summer 2016 - Iran

"Living an working in Iran"

INTERVIEW: "Here in Iran it is important to show things on your own example"
INTERVIEW: "Iranians remind me Italiens in terms of temperament"
INTERVIEW: "Iran is completely different in terms of commerce"
INTERVIEW: "Pride and family are of utmost importance in the East"


Issue May 016 - Russia

"Import substitutionen - Opportunity or challenge"

INTERVIEW: "We have to get used to new normal"
INTERVIEW: "Import substitution is a positive trend for Russia"
INTERVIEW: "Technology transfer against market shares"


Issue March 2016 - Iran

"Entering the iranian market"

OVERVIEW: "Distributor or subsidiary?"
ANALYSIS: "Executive recruitment in Iran"
ANALYSIS: "Market entry consulting and distributor search in Iran"


Issue February 2016 - Central Asia

"Target market Central Asia"

INTERVIEW: "Closer collaboration is necessary among the five states of the region"
INTERVIEW: "Mongolia - The upgrading need is immense"
ANALYSIS: "Selection of senior staff in Central Asia"



Issue November 2015 - Russia

"Basic conditions for investing in Russia"

ANALYSIS: "Open arms and reduced costs: Investors feel fair wind"
INTERVIEW: "Investment decisions are now based on opportunities to utilize low factor costs"


Issue September 2015 - China

"Executive recruitment in the Chinese provinces"

INTERVIEW: "Mobility in China is inherently low"
ANALYSIS: "Drafting of employment contracts in China"


Issue Summer 2015 - China

"Doing business in China: Intercultural challenges"

INTERVIEW: "The best things to to do is to show interest in a different culture"
INTERVIEW: "I understand well how the germans work"
INTERVIEW: "The biggest challenge was creating a relaxed but productive atmosphere"
INTERVIEW: "I don't think that we should split people into different cultural groups"
INTERVIEW: "The culture is always the biggest challenge"


Issue June 2015 - Russia

"Russian import substitution: Impacts and options for action"

OVERVIEW: "Import substitution demands new business-models"
OVERVIEW: "Some industries obviously benefit from sanctions"
INTERVIEW: "Cooperation with Europeans would be more beneficial for the russian economy"
INTERVIEW: "Manufacture localization means a priority to us"


Issue May 2015 - Russia

"International specialists in Russian companies"

INTRODUCTION: "Russia: International Experts are in demand"
INTERVIEW: "We have very good experience in hiring foreign specialists"
INTERVIEW: "International specialists can improve organisations"
INTERVIEW: "You have to be curious and patient"
INTERVIEW: "The decision-making processes in russian companies are different"


Issue April 2015 - China

"Trends in China's HR market

INTERVIEW: "Chinese personnel market: No "cooling-off" in sight"
OVERVIEW: "Practical tips for foreign investors"


Issue March 2015 - Russia

"Salary negotiations in turbulent times"



Issue February 2015 - Expatriates

"Career transitions for expatriates"

ANALYSIS: "Expatriates: Experts and cultural mediators"
INTERVIEW: "How does career consulting work for expatriates who are "willing to return"?"




Issue November/December 2014 - Ukraine

"Opportunities in the crisis"

INTERVIEW: "The opportunities in Ukraine are manifold"
INTERVIEW: "We hope for a quick solution to the political crisis"
ANALYSIS: "Customs valuation rules impacting importation of foreign.made googs into Ukraine: Nuances and pitfalls"
ANNOUNCEMENT: "Hannes Shariputra Chopra joins CT as Senior Advisor"