Newsletter Archive

November 2021 - Russia


Interview: “Huge demand for production facilities”

Interview: “Demand for talent has increased significantly this year”

Interview: “Not everything works online”


October 2021 - GCC Region


Interview: “GCC countries have implemented groundbreaking megaprojects”

Interview: “Local talent is scarce”

Announcement: Dr. Markus C. Slevogt joins CT advisory board

Interview: “HR reality & trends in the GCC”


September 2021 - Romania


Interview: “Things are fun again”

Interview: “In comparison to other EU countries, the tax rates are low”

Interview: “Production related positions require a lot of research”


August 2021 - Central Asia


Interview: “Uzbekistan is like a promising project”

Interview: “Costs for sales development are low”

Interview: “Trust counts more than written contacts”

Announcement: Georg Graf joins the CT Executive Search advisory board. 


June 2021 - Independent Consultants


Interview: “Successful market entry with independent consultants”

Interview: “Cooperation proves itself on uncharted territory ”

Interview: “Capital investment is moderate”


May 2021 - Turkey

Turkey – Economic Growth Despite Turbulence 

Interview: “German-Turkish economic relations will continue to grow”

Interview: “Turkish employees are adaptable and reliable”

Interview: “There is a light at the end of the tunnel”


April 2021 - Russia

Russia - with Sputnik into the Boom?

Interview: “Russia still attracts a lot of attention of foreign investors”

Interview: “The pandemic has changed customer behaviour quickly”

Interview: “Russia’s business potential is underestimated”


March 2021 - India

Trends, Outlook and Opportunities

Interview: "India is the market to be in"

Interview: "Bringing on board the right managing director is crucial"

Interview: "India is an entrepreneur-friendly country"


February 2021 - Iran

Iran - full speed towards the next economic boom?

Interview: "The outcome of the US election has clearly had a positive effect on the economy"

Interview: "Momentum can develop quickly"

Interview: "The trend is becoming increasingly positive" 


December 2020 - Middle East

A Look at the Middle East: Trends & Opportunities

Interview: "Diversification has progressed to different degrees"

Interview: "Emirates are most attractive location"

Interview: "Pick candidates that are socially flexible"


October 2020 - China

Full Spead Ahead - Is China back to Normal?

Interview: "Overall, the lockdown was tough"

Interview: China - A Labour Market Update

Analysis: Strategies for Managing Enterprise Downsizing and Salary Reduction


September 2020 - Africa

Africa - growth markets below the radar

Interview: "There are no blueprints"

Interview: "Understand the landscape before large investments"

Interview: "Rapid development povides opportunities"


August 2020 - Russia

Russia - restart after the lockdown

Interview: "That was tough"

Interview: "Companies are resuming their expansion plans"

Analysis: The Russian labour market - rapid recovery or long depression?


July 2020 - Freelance Experts

Freelance experts - guides to foreign markets

Analysis: Market entry with freelance experts

Interview: "Capital investment is moderate"


June 2020 - Romania

Romania is back to business

Interview: "German companies benefit from the size of the market"

Announcement: Marcus Honkanen to support CT Executive Search as Senior Advisor

Interview: "Romania's image has improved"

Overview: Legal framework in Romania


May 2020 - Regional Advisory Boards

Leveraging Expertise for Difficult Markets

Overview: Advisory boards - competence centres for difficult markets

Interview: "Companies benefit from smartly composed advisory boards"

Interview: "Advisory boards tie know-how and networks to the company"


February 2020 - India

Growth Market IndIa – How to RealIze the OpportunItIes?

IntervIew: “InItIal and growth stages are best served by a local professIonal”

Interview: “Awareness of sustainable growth is stIll very low"

Interview: “IndIan labour law Is the outflow of IndIa’s socIalIst orIgIn”   


November 2019 - Hungary

Hungary - Economic Growth Fuels War For Talent

Interview: "Austrian companies are affected by labour shortage”

Interview: “Bureaucracy shows clear signs of improvement“

Interview: “Integrity of leadership team is of paramount importance” 


October 2019 - Ukraine

Ukraine: From Crisis to Boom?
Interview: "Attractive for labour-intensive production”

Interview: “Many sectors need to catch up"

Interview:“Ukraine is still an employer market"


September 2019 - South Eastern Europe

South Eastern Europe - Low Wage Location on the Doorstep?

Interview: "German economy is broadly represented"

Interview: "Shortage of workers is steadily intensifying"

Interview: "Bucharest is not Romania"


August 2019 - China

China - Market Opening Against the Trend

Interview: "Criticisms are repeatedly raised by the EU as well"

Interview: "Opening is in Chinese self-interest"

Analysis: Recruiting in China - key legal considerations


July 2019 - Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe – Labour Shortage as Investment Obstacle?
Interview: “Labour shortage Is the number one investment obstacle”

Interview: “There is labour shortage in certain segments"

Interview: "Dense research network with local competence"


June 2019 - Russia

Russia Sanctions - Impact and Outlook

Interview:"Surprisingly little criticism on import substitution"

Interview: "Interesting market despite challenges"

Interview: "Everybody should return to sensible cooperation"



May 2019 - Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe: Executive Search in Boom Times

Interview: "No Longer an Extended Workbench”

Interview: "Companies are dependent on direct search”

Interview: “High level of intercultural competence required”


April 2019 - India

Executive Search in India - A War for Talent

Interview: "Key to success is doing business the Indian way"

Interview: "Placing the right Country Manager is decisive"

Analysis: Expatriates in India - Visa, WorkCulture, Socioeconomic and Payroll Considerations


Issue March 2019 - Iran

INSTEX – A Booster for Iranian-European Trade?

Interview: “Iran has had a very difficult year”

Interview: “Business policy of banks is illegal”

Interview: “Companies embark on hibernation strategy”


Issue February 2019 - China

China: Is the global growth engine stuttering?

Interview: “China is highly innovative”            

Interview: “Half of Client Requests Concern Shanghai“

Analysis: Five Fraud Prevention Strategies


Issue January 2019 - Russia

Russia - Recovery or Stagnation?

Interview: "Sanctions are the main topic for European businesses"

Interview: "Opportunities get out of sight"

Analysis: Sanctions - overview and recommendations



November 2018 - India

Make in India - GDP Growth Attracts Manufacturers

Interview: "Biggest mistake is not coming to India"

Interview: "India is big not only in terms of territory"

Analysis: Interim Management - Disrupting the Management Consulting Model


October 2018 - Africa

Emerging Africa – Opportunities and Challenges

Interview: “Africa is the fastest growing region in the world”

Interview: "Placing the right country manager is key”

Interview: “Investors lack information"


September 2018 - China

China - Challenges in Production Paradise

Interview: "Escalation of trade dispute creates uncertainty"

Interview: "European companies are considered fair employers"


Issue Summer 2018 - Russia

"Russia - Success Through Localization"

Interview: "The risk is worth it"

Interview: "Russia has become more competitive"

Analysis: Localization - approach and legal framework


Issue June 2018 - Iran

"Driving on Sight"

Interview: "There is no total embargo"

Interview: "We are engaged in scenario developing"

Analysis: Great interest in European employers


Issue May 2018 - China

"HR Update China"

Interview: Executive Recruitment for the Chinese Provinces
Analysis: Structuring a Salary Package in China
Analysis: HR and Payroll in China: Eight Quick Tips That Can Make a Difference


Issue April 2018 - Russia

"Opportunities 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"



Issue December 2017 - Eastern Europe

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search 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"


Issue November 2017 - Thailand

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Thailand

"Thailand - Gateway to ASEAN"

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


Issue October 2017 - Russia

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search 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"


Issue September 2017 - Iran

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search 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"


Issue Summer 2017 - Gulf Region

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search 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"


Issue June 2017 - Russia

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Russia

"Between Turmoil and Boom: The Russian Executive Market"



Issue May 2017 - Emerging Markets

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search Emerging Markets

"Executive Search in the Emerging Markets"

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


Issue April 2017 - Russia

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search 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"


Issue March 2017 - Iran

Cover Newsletter CT 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"


Issue February 2017 - Russia

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search 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"


Issue January 2017 - Recruitment

Cover Newsletter CT Executive Search 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 2016 - 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"