We promote 24 new equity executives to exploit new and emerging markets
We are delighted to announce that we have promoted 24 new equity executives following the firm’s strong performance in the financial year to April 2017.
The promotions further consolidate the firm’s position as the leading provider of IP services in emerging markets globally.
The increase in the number of equity executives, to 51, is spread across Rouse’s global network of offices, including Moscow, Dubai, Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, London and Hanoi.
Having entered many challenging markets long in advance of other western organisations, Rouse now operates more than 16 offices across multiple continents, with a new outpost in South East Asia set to open soon.
The new cohort of executives has been drawn from across a wide range of different business functions, including professionals from the company’s IT, finance and HR disciplines, in addition to fee-earners.
The promotions have in part been driven by five years of consistent growth and operational improvement. However, the move is also the result of the company’s longer-term plan to diversify its leadership base – geographically and in terms of skillset – in order to seize new growth opportunities and inspire future generations of leaders from within the business.
Luke Minford, Chief Executive, Rouse, said:
“These promotions signify the ambition, innovation and sense of opportunity that defines Rouse. This new Executive group is the most diverse it could be, in geography, in culture, in skill and experience.
“We have always positioned talented people at the heart of our business and these promotions represent a huge step towards building the leadership pipeline we, and our clients, need for the long term. This is a period of significant growth for Rouse – with further growth and expansion to come – and we could not be more excited.”
Rupert Ross-Macdonald, Chairman, Rouse, said: “We’ve always wanted to ensure that our ownership base truly reflects the strength and depth we have across the whole Rouse business. It’s a core component of our future strategy, and something our clients have always singled out as a key ingredient in Rouse. This is a wonderful group of people, who bring a diversity of talent and culture that will only strengthen our hand. We see the scale and range of these promotions as representing one of the most exciting steps forward in the firm’s history.”