Cross Border Award Winners 2022

Stephan Löw
Germany Hamburg

At the Annual Global Meeting (AGM) in Cusco, Peru, IESF hosted the annual award ceremony celebrating the most successful IESF partners. IESF always distinguishes two awards: One for the partner that has provided the IESF network with the most assignments as assignor. And one award for the partner that has been most successful in the number of completed assignments in their region as assignee partner. This year we celebrate IESF Romania, Adelina Rosca, Managing Partner at Rosman Talent Solutions with her award for IESF Cross Border Assignor 2022. The Cross Border awards for Assignee 2022 goes to both IESF China, Daniel Liu and IESF Spain, Victor Carulla, Managing Director of Headway Executive Search.

Anniversary awards

2022 is a special year for IESF. At the AGM in Cusco, Peru we celebrated our 20th anniversary with 3 special edition awards.
The award for most successful Cross Border Assignor partner for the total 20 years goes to Dror Katabi, IESF Israel, Kishurim HR. The award for most successful Cross Border Assignee partner for the total 20 years goes to Vivek Ahuja, IESF India, Managing Director of Confiar Global. And last but not least IESF Germany, Stephan Löw and Achim Moraw, Managing Director and Partner at Topos Personalberatung, where honored with the award of Most Successful partner all time, both as Assignor & Assignee in Cross Border Assignments.





About the author

Stephan Löw

Germany Hamburg

Stephan Loew has built his network through frequent cooperation with consulting and investment companies. He has been with TOPOS Personalberatung in Hamburg as a Managing Partner since 2007. He advises companies working in mechanical engineering, plant construction, manufacturing, capital goods, construction, maritime and renewable energy.

After serving as an officer and earning a degree in business administration from the German Armed Forces University, he began his professional career at an international banking technology company. Stephan Loew had previously proven his expertise in human resources consulting as a Consultant and Site Manager at a leading German HR management consultancy.

About the author

Victor Carulla


Victor has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the European University of Barcelona (Spain), a Master of Business Administration from the European University of Montreux (Switzerland). He completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from ESADE and Wharton University and is fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English, with basic French.

Victor launched his career as a Financial Corporate Controller at one of Spain’s biggest insurance companies. He transitioned to the recruitment industry, a few years later, actively participating in the launch of leading Barcelona business. He soon became Sales Director of a company, establishing all new parameters in the commercial and operational area and meeting established objectives.

Over the past 10 years, Victor has been involved in the Executive Search business while based in Barcelona and working throughout Spain & Portugal, specializing in Senior Management. His outstanding track record speaks for itself.

Victor Carulla is the Managing Partner (founding partner) of Headway Executive Search.

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Adelina Rosca


Adelina has a BA in Sociology and Psychology and a Master in Strategic Management of Human Resources. She is fluent in English and Romanian and passionate about headhunting and counselling.

The first step in her career was working as a Human Resource Inspector in a small company, followed by a period of a few years as a School Psychologist.

Obtaining a full time recruiting job in an international executive search company in 2006, Adelina specialized in headhunting for several years. In 2010, Adelina began fulfilling mission-critical roles in an international environment, combining HR knowledge with management expertise, running the business in Romania as a Country Manager, with specialization in Middle and Senior Management positions. Adelina joined Rosman in 2014 as a Managing Partner and Head of Business Development.

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Dror Katabi


Dror Katabi, with over 30 years’ management and consulting experience in different industries, is Founder and CEO of Kishurim HR.

Under Dror’s management, Kishurim has consistently delivered innovation in all its areas of activity. Dror has led the company’s focus on specific sectors, developing new specialities and expertise, backed by comprehension knowledge of the industry, integrity and a personal touch, among candidates and clients.

On September 2010 Kishurim HR joined IESF (International Executive Search Federation)—the largest Executive search group in the world with over 130 offices in 40 countries worldwide. Being an active partner, Kishurim HR hosted the annual IESF Conference in Tel Aviv in March 2012. Dror has been N IESF Practice Expertise member in most of the sectors and one of the leading partners at the Africa Centre of Expertisecellence.

Specialities: Global Executives Search, Management Consulting, Talent Acquisition.

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Vivek Ahuja


With over 20 years’ experience in International Publishing, Media and Executive Search, Vivek Ahuja is Managing Director at Confiar Global (Confiar Consultants India Private Limited). The company he represents is the exclusive Indian Partner for IESF (International Executive Search Federation)—the world’s largest executive search group.

Vivek has been enjoying an illustrious career, spanning two decades. His previous roles included the position of Managing Director for India at the Random House Group, the world’s largest general English language publisher. Prior to that, Vivek served as a Publishing Director at UBS Publishers’ Distributors. Out of this experience, Vivek has built a rich portfolio of business successes in various fields.

Over, Vivek has shifted his professional focus, becoming Head of Business for the high-end Executive Search Company in India. Vivek is a key shareholder of Confiar Global, as well as its Managing Director. Confiar Global is a sister company of the Kochhar Group—one of India’s largest law firms. As a member of various International Trade bodies, Vivek contributes articles to leading newspapers and journals.

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Achim Moraw


Achim Moraw has a Bachelor and a Doctor of Psychology from the Department of Psychology at Marburg University.

Achim has served as a CPD and Staff Development Adviser, as well as an Executive Recruitment Aptitude Assessor.

In 1986, he started working as a HR Consultant, focusing on the manufacturing generally and the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors in particular. Backed by his experience, Achim and his firm joined IESF, the International Executive Search Federation, in 2003. Achim became the IESF Germany Country Manager and a member of the Federations Leadership Council. In 2004, Achim became IESF’s Head of the Automotive Practice Group, a job drawing on his prior experience in manufacturing sector recruitment.

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